Memere would've been 90 years old today. I miss her.
Jake and I found some great things on the computer this morning. He is all about planning his Star Wars birthday party because it is just over 2 months away after all! He's making all kinds of lists. I googled birthday party games and found some good ideas...I'm not going to give anything away here because some of your kids just might be coming to this shindig, but he's pretty excited about it. It was going to be a baseball party originally, but baseball is out Star Wars is in.
Also, in this week's FIAR book Lentil by Robert McCloskey, they play and sing She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain, and I was able to find 2 different versions of that song on you tube, now we'll both be singing it all day. Next I searched Lentil on you tube, but could only find people making lentil soup, etc, so I tried Robert McCloskey and found a great little video of the story. I made sure to point out to Jake how lucky he is to be homeschooled like this:)! We're working on no screen time during schooltime (not for me, just for him), so right now he's taking a screenless break, but later he'll be watching a ton more books on you tube...very cool!!
This weekend Mike has a convention in Orlando and we'll spend Saturday and Sunday night hanging out at a hotel...mostly in the pool.
Next week is the last week of Theatre camp which includes a "caberet" performance on Wednesday night, The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood on Thursday night, and Thoroughly Modern Millie Fri, Sat, and Sun.
Next Sunday after the last show, we are heading to a cabin on a lake in Georgia for a few days. Meme and Grampa Carlie will be joining us.
When we get back...schooltime ALL THE WAY!! I'm thinking through a schedule and chore lists that may or may not ever get written down, but hopefully we'll find a good flow. I often think it might be nice to have a real system like we always eat tacos on Tuesday etc...but we just aren't that kind of people. We're fairly good at accomplishing things anyway so I'm not really sure why I spend so much time trying to improve everything.
Better get off the computer and start cracking the whip (Jake is sitting at his desk behind me taking the lead out of a mechanical pencil, he has his math in front of him as well as a Mr Potato-head who has a hand where his nose should be and shoes coming our of his arm holes, he has four eyes...I think I need four eyes!!).