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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Camp Week!

An overnight camp.

Zoo camp.

Aunt Leslie's Daycamp.

It was camp week!  Everyone had a lot of fun :)  Now, when I finish posting this, I have to get ready for Monarch Camp for...me!!!  Stay tuned for details.

Off to 4-H overnight camp!

Splashy fun at a homeschool picnic

Say Cheee-tah!

Lake Superior

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Aunt Leslie's Day Camp, Bowling, and a Beach Day

 Aunt Leslie's Day Camp has officially resumed for summer '15!

I'll be entertaining the nephews 2-3 days per week for most of the summer.  I have a lot of fun activities planned.

We started by paying a visit to the farm, where the kids played...something.  See Ben tied up with a chain?  Yep.  They're a pretty wild crew ;)  They also played with the baby kitties.  It was really fun.

On day 2 of Aunt Leslie's Day Camp, we went bowling!  The kids bowled a bit, had bar food for lunch, and played video games.  I signed them up for the "kids bowl free" program.  

We had a couple of lazy days at home before Friday, which should have been day 3 with the nephews, but it was cancelled.  The girls REALLY wanted to go to the beach, so we did.  I forgot to put on sunscreen, and managed to get a really bad burn.  Booo!

The beach made me feel like summer has officially started!  

Find out what other homeschoolers have done this week, here.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Birthday Party, a Deer Farm, and a (Final) SciGirls Class

Our week in pictures:

Happy birthday to Millie & Elise's friend, Bria!
Our playgroup took a road trip out to Fawn-Doe-Rosa instead of our normal playground playdate!  It's such a cool place!  Millie went there with her daycare when she was a tot, and I've been wanting to go ever since.  The place had so many baby animals that we got to pet, deer wandering around freely begging for food, and pony rides.  The ground were immaculate, and the animals were sooooo loved by the crew working there.  Our tour guide was so passionate about her work.  I loved it!!!

Wednesday was our final SciGirls class for the year!  It was so emotional for me.  I'm so sad to see the class come to an end, it was a great group of kids.  We had so much fun together!!  For our final class, the girls made solar ovens to cook their lunch, and worked on scrapbooks full of memories from their Scigirls year.  

My one and only picture from Friday didn't turn out (waaa!), but I'll mention it anyways.  We had our first "It's Field Trip Friday" meet and greet!  Only one other family came (summer is a hard time to gather), but the kids had a great time.  I asked Millie if she had anything in common with the other girls, and she said, "Yes, we're great friends now!"  He he.  I love how fast kids can make friends!

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Our First Week of Summer Vacation

This was a pretty lazy week.  It was a fantastic way to start the summer.  

Here's what we did:

Millie started a little purse making business

Elise was busy crafting, too
The girls spent the night at the farm while Bud and I went to a parent meeting at the homeschool/charter school thing we are signing the kids up for, next year.  Millie spent a lot of time looking for the missing baby kitties.  Elise looked for fossils.  They had so much fun, they didn't want to come home :)

We had a day of errands, and Elise decided to take her babies with on our walk to Walgreens.  

Summer means concerts in the park!  Sun Country was giving away sunglasses at their booth.  The girls took some, and instantly became spies.  It was pretty cute.  Elise said, "Mom, anytime you see me posing, take my picture."  

We walked to the library to return some (very overdue) library books, sign up for the summer reading program, and check out some books.  On the way back we stopped at Rice Park to admire the fountain and to sketch a pigeon.  Millie never leaves home without her sketchpad!  Further along our walk, the girls hopped into a fountain to get their feet wet.  

4-H Carnival night!  One of the families brought a petting zoo :)  Fun!!  We brought in a game in which the kids had to knock down a pyramid of cups with a ping pong ball.  We'll think of something more creative for next year.  Ha!

We're monitoring a bluebird trail this summer.  Another family is volunteering with us, so we took them out to "show them the ropes."  It's a big relief to know that we'll only have to do this every other week instead of every week!

That was our first week of summer!  It was pretty great.  Only one more big event before I can turn my brain off for the summer.  

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