The adventures of a homeschooling family

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mid summer, 2014

Event, heat, lane

Laura had her final meet on Saturday.  She had 3 events.  

She did rather well in her heats.  In her first relay ever, her team finished third. In freestyle, she finished second in her heat.  In backstroke, which isn't her favorite, she came in first!  It was a little worrisome, as she almost flipped over to check where she was, but the judges are merciful to the 6 and under group.  

This was the first meet Howard was able to attend, and as a bonus, Grandma and Grandpa were able to go, too.  Laura was happy that she did well and had her own groupies cheering her on. 

Later, Emma and Sarah's combined Girl  scout troops went bowling.
Emma has reached the "no paparazzi" point in her life and I was lucky to get this shot.
Sarah got a little silly. She was going for the Gimli look, having just watched The Lord of the Rings for the first time.

We've just been filling up our summer with the usual stuff: swim practice, watching rubbish, sibling fights, occasional walks,
Getting turned down when our phones try to connect to wifi
Trying out the recliners at Costco
Lots and lots of Fun Pops(generic Otter Pops from Walmart, they are way better)
Occasionally burning off energy in the backyard, dressed as a superhero.
And playing Legos.  All day long.
It's been great so far.  We have 30 days left and plan to use them well.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mom and Emma time

On Monday and Tuesday, Emma and I attended the two night Doctor Who/Wings event.  
The first night was two episodes made into one movie.  We sat up close, drank icees and ate sweet tarts and sour patch kids (didn't have any jelly babies).  I sang along with the theme song.  We both wore our converse. It was fun seeing it on the big screen.  The plus side was that when we had to go to the bathroom, we have already seen the show so we didn't miss anything. It was also fun seeing other people wearing their Doctor Who swag.  We saw a Tardis skirt like Annie's, various T shirts, a hat and lots and lots of converse.  Emma couldn't find her Tardis shirt, so she settled on what she was wearing already that day.

The second night was Wings 3D.  It was a nature documentary.  Narrated by David Tennant. She found the other Doctor Who shirt before we went.  I don't normally go to the theater to see documentaries, but this was pretty good.  We sat in the row with the push-up arm rests, so Emma got cozy. I only dozed off once or twice.  Emma said it was very educational, and the shark part was kind of disturbing. 
It was nice getting out to do something with just Emma.  We finished off the evening with a trip to Target, for some medicine to counteract all the junk from the night before��.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dance recital 2014

Laura and Sarah had their dance recital yesterday.  They had a 3 hour rehearsal in the morning, then waited and waited and waited until the show.

They each had two dances.  They did wonderful.  They smiled the whole time and had a blast.  I love these little girls!