Here's what we did this week:
We stayed home on Monday. I love starting out the week with a stay-at-home day. We did the 3 R's in the morning, then geography in the afternoon. We're still in the "explore the map" phase of geography, so the girls learned about the compass rose, latitude and longitude, the prime meridian, and equator. The girls seemed kind of interested in this lesson, but they're not in love with geography yet. That's all going to change in 3 weeks (stay tuned).
This was a big day! Lots of celebrating to do, as it was Elise's birthday and our 14th anniversary! We started out the day with a visit from Grandma and Grandpa. Elise said "They're finally going to see our house!" He he. After their visit, we went to a playground for playgroup, where the girls played with their friends for a couple hours. In the evening, we went to the Mall of America to hit up the Lego Store and Buffalo Wild Wings (Elise's choice). It was such a fun day!
Ugh. This day was slightly tragic. Millie was supposed to have a biology class, but I got lost trying to find it :( Booo! I eventually found it, but it was at a huge park, and despite walking and walking, we couldn't find the group. Bummer. We ended up going back to the mall because Elise had money burning a hole in her pocket. She needed to buy some Breyer horses. The girls did their 3 R's in the afternoon.
3 R's in the morning. Elise and I read Raising Dragons this week, she did her first dictation, and we did a super fun project (a fire breathing dragon made out of a toilet paper tube and crepe paper). That book was so sweet! We both loved it.
Then, another big breakthrough for us! The girls stayed home alone for 1.5 hours while I had coffee with a friend! I feel so free! First a car, now 1.5 hours to get coffee...what's next?! It was fabulous. The girls did fine. They just played Legos and watched Wild Kratts the whole time. In the afternoon, we had nature study. We're using the Nature Seeker Workbook for nature study this year. It's truly the most amazing nature study guide I've ever come across. Every lesson is amazing. Today we learned about bugs and identified trees. It was a perfect day to be outside. We have to soak up all the sunlight we can before winter sets in!
Today we drove an hour to Nowthen, MN for the Waipiti Buckskinners event. It's a bunch of history buffs doing things like dipping candles, knitting socks, selling merchandise, metal working, hatchet throwing, and did I mention selling merchandise? It was pretty fun. Millie wants to work/camp there now. :) She wants to start her own business. She has a pretty good idea. Now to implement it, I guess. Eeeek. Afterwards we went to a bar and grill. It really seemed more like a bar. I had the quote from Sweet Home Alabama running through my head the whole time, "You have a baby...in a bar." Ha ha.
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