Monday, September 23, 2013

Its Monday, Monday (insert music notes here)

Back from another week at the Blue rabbit academy.  We've mostly just been keeping busy.

Last Sunday:
 The girls made a beach in the living room using real sea shells, a white blanket for the sand, and a blue blanket for the ocean.
 We had sweet potato fries, bbq crockpot chicken, peas and pineapples for dinner...
And made some progress on my embroidery.
Monday Ro-bear wanted to test out all of her new hard works out at once... which is funny because by the end of the week she just sort of forgot she had hard work...
 Ro-bear and Boo did a puzzle...
 She learned the proper way to hold scissors, thanks to sissy.  Here's Ro-bear before sissy's help....

 And after.  She loved cutting along the little lines.

 Boo tried the puzzle on her own.
 Left overs for lunch before heading to L-bug's PE class.  This week Monday's class was at the tennis courts which have a nice kiddy park next to the tennis courts.  Ro-bear and her friend M played on the slides and had a blast. 

 After tennis we went home to freeze the fresh peaches that none of the girls like to eat the other day when I tried to serve them at lunch... would you believe that as L-bug and I were cutting up and peeling the peaches, the babies were pulling them out of the freezer bag and eating them.  Ro-bear got desperate and just ate a whole peach....

 After dinner came dress up time randomly.  Ro-bear and Boo came to get me to play dress up with them... mostly it was because they needed help putting the dresses on.
 Boo wanted one of the sets of bunny ears, but Ro-bear insisted she needed both. 

L-bug didn't join in the fun until the other two were getting tired of playing.
Tuesday was our first day in a long string of days spent outside doing school.  We even took our white board outside with us so I could see what we still had to do.  
 While I was setting up school the girls played on the porch and had a blast.  Then we headed to the back yard.
 Everyone climbs trees while listening to school don't they?  I thought so :).
 Snack time outside did not go as well as I'd have hoped  Ro-bear ended up spilling the vast majority of that bowl ended up on the ground. 

Lunch Tuesday we read The Five Children and It while eating ramen noodles.  L-bug thought she might like this book, but she's not sure yet. 
Wednesday started off with hard boiled eggs and apples. Breakfast of champions. 

 I like the picture Ro-bear took of us while I was reading to L-bug, even if I'm making a funny face.

L-bug working hard on her spelling... her least favorite subject.
Thursday we started school in our pjs inside.  Ro-bear wanted to make tickets, so we made her a new paper to cut out with her scissors, and some stickers to put on her tickets.  

After she made tickets for everyone and Boo delivered them to everyone, Ro-bear put some of her stickers on a paper and made a picture.  No clue what she smeared all over the coffee table, but ew gross.
On Friday L-bug's friend A and her brother A came over to make igneous rocks for our rock study.  We later found out this meant fudge. Yay.  The girls did 99% of the work on their own, yay girls. 

Friday afternoon we went to L-bug's friend's birthday party. I didn't even think to take any pictures, but all three girls had a blast after Ro-bear got over the initial shock of being at a party with a boat load of children. 
Days here at the Blue Rabbit Academy are filled with Why why why and Look what Ro Ro do!  Ro-bear is officially a toddler... but she's technically a preschooler... oh well. We love her no matter what she is.
The plants are all doing well, except the dot plant which is still dead.
I realized today that we're are doing way too much formal education.  In TN we have to do 4 hours a day, but lately we're doing 4 hours a day PLUS extracurricular activities and field trips.  That's asking a lot of a just newly minted 7 year old.  So I need to figure out what goes and what stays and how much housework/cooking/cleaning I can do as home ec type stuff while teaching her to be responsible.  Right now all her cooking/cleaning/etc is also on TOP of all the other work we do.  Saturday morning she cooked us fried eggs on her own, I was so proud.  She asked for help flipping one egg and did the rest on her own.  So far I've dropped Shakespeare and The Handbook of Nature Study from our weekly work, I thought she was too young even for Lamb's abbreviated Shakespeare and the Handbook read out of context as a study bored her to tears.  I told her that if we find something in nature we will look it up in the handbook, but to read it apart like this is driving us both nuts.  Any suggestions on what work we should do and how long and how much let me know in the comments. 
Time to give small children their baths so that maybe I can get a moment of Mommy peace before I go to bed too.    


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