We woke up bright and early for piano lessons at 8 AM. It was Elise's first one! She did great. Afterwards was Millie's first day of co-op! She's taking cooking and creative writing. I think I was more nervous about sending her off to "middle school" than she was, but she had a great time. She met a few new friends, learned a lot, made fruit and veggie sushi, and is super excited to go back. While she was co-op, Elise and I had a playdate with some friends her age. We're working on putting together a Jr. First Lego League group, so the grown ups had some quality chit-chat time while the kids played. When we picked Millie up, we had a little impromptu trip to Snuffy's Malt Shop for a late lunch and ice cream. Millie chatted our ears off about the proper care and keeping of knives and other kitchen utensils. :)
|Off she goes! Middle School.|
|Her very first piano lesson!|
What a big day! Elise turned 7, Bud and I celebrated our 15th anniversary, and we had our first day of SciGirls! It was absolutely amazing. I love SciGirls so much. While Millie and I did that, Elise spent the day with Grandma Suzie. They had Chinese food, ice cream, and a shopping spree at the mall.
Today we did our regular school work in the morning. In the afternoon, I had school, and Millie was my hired governess, and taught Elise her lessons. They read together, and did some worksheets. They were very brave, considering there was a storm happening while I was gone. Fortunately, Bud came home and had lunch while I was gone. I'll write more about our governess program, later ;)
One of the challenges I face right now, is trying to find friends for Elise. Millie has been the focus for so long, and now it's Elise's time. So, I started a field trip club called "It's Field Trip Friday." We had our first event today, which was a class at Silverwood Park, where the kids all learned about natural fabric dye. They did some art, dyed some fabric, and went on a nature hike. It was SO great. The kids in the group were amazing.
That's it! Our first full week :) Next week I'm going to work on making notebooking a priority. We started last week, but kind of gave up this week. My goal is to make it a habit.
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