Friday, May 13, 2016

We Reached the Finish Line

Fourth Grade is over. Shew.  Now time for summer to set in.  We've agreed to do some morning work together as a family and do the library programs and summer reading program.  We should have plenty of time to just sit back and have fun on top of all that.

Summer Reading

On our summer reading bucket list so far is a wide assortment of books. 
Peter and the Starcatcher by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson,
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman
Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman
Walking the World in Wonder by Ellen Evert Hopman
and Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel

In truth, I'll be happy if we make it through one or two of those books.  We're hoping to do some nature study this summer so I also have myself a copy of The Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock and Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola to read on at my leisure.

Next year I'll officially have two kids in school.  You all with littles know that we don't just do nothing with the kids until school age, but it is a little different from going from a learning environment to ahhh you're in school now.  In the parent's mind at least.  The child probably shouldn't see much of a difference from a learning environment to school at Ro-bear's age. 

Gardening

Now that it feels like summer outside our spring veggies are blossoming and growing and are getting harvested.  We had a lovely salad tonight of pea pods, pea leaves and spinach.


So far the strawberries that have ripened all but one the bugs got to before us, but the chickens enjoyed the double treat of strawberry and bug. Here are some of the unripen strawberries, aren't they lovely?
The only other thing we have in the garden right now are some onions. 

Some Fun

 L-bug hugging Tammy cat with Ro-bear sneaking in the background.  Tammy is our little old girl, and she's been loving on everyone lately for some extra pets.
 My friend from middle/high school had a little boy last weekend. I made him and his big sister each a little present. Yay. Sadly, he's already a week old and I'm just getting it mailed.  Please ignore the school papers and tissues in the picture.  I snuck the picture in before mailing because Boo wanted to keep the bird desperately.


L-bug got a book about nail painting, so tonight as we sat around watching Good Eats and Guy's Grocery Games on Netflix we painted our nails.  I won't quit my day job just yet, but I painted ying yangs and hearts on my hands. L-bug wasn't happy enough with hers to do any pictures.

I slacked on YouTube this week.  We only posted a few videos, which is really a shame because we had enough for one a day lined up this week.  I pulled something in my back and sitting to edit wasn't high on my priority list this week sadly.  I look forward to many videos next week.  Its so much fun to see L-bug be creative making skits and working out issues as they arise.  Don't forget to check her out, Icy Breeze Show

I hope you've been having some fun as spring turns into summer.  Thanks for visiting our little school house and I hope to see you again soon!

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