I'm not wishing away Summer. I'm not. After the long, cold (oh, so cold!) winter, I swore I wouldn't complain about any of our summer weather. I'm fully enjoying every outdoor escapade, driving without worrying about slipping off the road, having warm wind on my skin, bare feet, green leaves...
Speaking of leaves, I saw some red leaves on a tree yesterday.
That brings me to my next topic. Fall! My favorite season of the year is right around the corner. But, before it hits, we get to do all of our back to school prep and planning. I really love that stuff. In a few weeks I'm going to post about our curriculum choices for 2014-2015, our school room and organization, school photos, and a day in the life.
Oh, and I have to bring up the best part about homeschooling in Minnesota. The fourth month of summer. Kids will be back in school on September 2nd this year. September in Minnesota is still really hot, another full month of summer, really. The best part about September, is having all the museums, playgrounds, stores, and parks ALL. TO. OURSELVES. It's a great month to spend outside with friends before hunkering down for the winter.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
What a beautiful week! A week to play with friends, visit with family, and celebrate the 4th of July!
Here's what we did this week:
|At the MN History Center, waiting for friends to show up.|
|Both girls learned to hula hoop. Look at her go!|
|Checking out the Toys of the 50's, 60's, & 70's exhibit. So fun!|
|Waiting for the parade to start. Happy 4th of July!|
|This parade is the epitome of classic Americana. We love it!|
|We spent our first night in a tent on the 4th of July. Everyone did great!|
|Cousins, getting ready to play with fireworks :)|
|Going for a ride in the Model T. They love the rumble seat!|
|There they go!|
|Elise could spend all day on this swing.|
|We love this kitty!!!|