We're in the process of getting rid of a nasty bug going around the house.
My little Benny had this thing for a good couple of weeks, and just couldn't shake it. Finally, as of today, he's starting to feel a little more like himself.
Gracie totally cracked me up. She got out of the shower and she was still wrapped up in her towel, but wanted to show Benny how to make a "serious like batman" face. So, she tried to hide behind the table, placing only her head on the table. Ha Ha! Such a weirdo.
The first day flew by, and everyone had a great day! Even little Benny who obviously wasn't as interested in the lesson but listened intently until this happened.
The girls were both very happy with the day and the schedule I set up for them. I was pleased with how smoothly everything went as well!
They do their individual work first which includes math, language arts, phonics, reading, and braille, and then we finish the day with the work they can do together. This includes geography, science, history, religion, and health. We do a nature study, and right now we're focusing on specific mammals and where they are found.
It's working out really well, and I'm hopeful that they don't start getting bored, and giving me a hard time.
But. Enough about that. Here's our back to school photos!
These were taken at the end of the day, so don't mind the messy kids. Hanna didn't want her picture taken, so I had to deal with the one of her laughing hysterically as she tried to run away!
After these were taken, we kept the tradition alive by heading out for ice cream with Mom, Aunt Patti-Lynn, Jamie and the girls, Kristyn and the kids, and Michelle and the kids. Dad even made it this time!
My mom put on an amazing Labour "Sunday Funday" for one last big hurrah of summer!
It was awesome. We spent the day eating (of course), drinking, playing with water balloons, swimming (if you were a crazy kid who didn't mind the cold!), and visiting with friends and family.
I didn't get any photos of that part of the day because there was just too much going on! Almost everyone came, from Aunts and Uncles, to friends with their kids. It was just so much fun.
The evening was finished off with an outdoor movie projected onto Michelle's VW van, "the winnie", and a bonfire with marshmallows.
We are so spoiled.
Matt and I spent the night in the tent with the kids, and Michelle slept in the winnie with hers. Kristyn pooped out and cheated and went home leaving her kids to fend for themselves in their tent. Ha!
In the morning Mom and Dad came out to get a fire started, and fire-cook waffles with syrup and whipped cream.
It was an amazing way to spend the last official day of summer break.
I'm hoping this is going to become another one of our perfect family traditions.
I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it...but I am blessed with the most **incredible** parents.
We are lucky enough to live in a small town right next door to an even smaller town, that puts on the best, little, old-fashioned, county fair.
Matt and I take the kids every year, but this year Matt had some form of the plague, or at least *ahem* he acted like it, so I invited my parents to join my little clan and I.
It's fun to just walk through. We never do the rides. We never have. The kids get kick out of looking at all the entries to the contests - baked goods, arts and crafts, photography, fruits and veggies, etc. Not to mention the tractors, farm animals, and some local craftsmen and women selling their goods.
A snack is always a must.
Oh mom, just let me have a picture of you eating your beloved funnel cake!
Just missing Mom in this picture...
Always a good time! This time was just a little more special.