The adventures of a homeschooling family

Howard and Rachel
Annie, Emma, Sarah, Laura and Adam

Monday, September 7, 2015

Space bedroom

Adam hasn't had a real theme in his room. He finally decided that he wanted a black space room. Well, a black room wasn't happening. But a dark blue one, totally doeable. 
With a bit of painting, some creativity and lots of stickers, his idea came together. 
The Tardis, next the the crack in the universe. Emma free-handed the crack before we started painting.
Adam helped today.

Star Wars side of space
Toy Story/Space Ranger side of space. 

He pretty much loves it.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer Wrap Up

Emma and Laura had a blast, their second season on the Gators. Meets are a time to compete, but mostly hang out with friends.

And to get sassy swim themed tattoos

This summer we also tried to go soda free. July 4 was a cheat day, and boy did they take advantage of it!
We went with all retro glass bottles. So much more fun!

One hot day I was crazy and took the younger 3 to Chuck E. Cheese. 
They hadn't been since Laura's 5th birthday. They loved it, but were done after 2 hours, thank goodness.

Adam played T-ball for the first time, on the Yellow Giants.

Howard and Annie were his coaches. He kind of loved it.
Sarah and Laura played in the 7-9 division. Since their practice was before Adam's, they played at the park.

And then after, Adam wanted to play, too.

Emma also played baseball. It made for very full evenings, so we ended up dining at Wendy's a few times. 
Laura and Emma were troopers, swimming every day and then practicing baseball and going to games. 

Once swim and baseball were over, we had two weeks of calm before the storm of fall swim, dance, music and school started up. Two blissful, unscheduled weeks.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pear Fair

Earlier this summer, we headed out on a leisurely drive. While we were out and about, we saw that there was to be a Pear Fair the next weekend, one day only. Well, who can pass up pears!

In addition to pears, there were bouncy houses, rock wall climbing, water slides and these cool things.

Sarah, Laura, Emma and Annie each had a turn, while Adam went in the bouncy houses. 
True to our nerdy selves, in addition to buying a big bag of pears and a pear pie, we also bought a big bag of books from the Friends of the Library booth. 

It's definitely on the list of things to do again.