Out and About
old-fashioned toys and games
a library trip one day
one of the first swims of the season
And, of course, more Gone Bananas!
To celebrate the boys' last week of school, we ate lunch and played Pictionary at Kaleisia Tea Lounge.
Here are some examples of the activities.
These are the 3 books that helped us with our unit. Literature Pockets are great books to use. The book in the middle contains short stories with reading comprehension questions.
Sis has gotten to be a pretty independent cook. She loves it.
her smoothie with boba and my tea
and the zipline. That's us moms taking our turn!
The moment finally arrived: recital time. These were her three costumes (on picture day):
hip hop (Beat It)
lyrical (Say Something)
lining up for dress rehearsal
after her recital
We had the fun opportunity to join Tornado's school on their field trip to LEGOLAND. Here are several pics from our day. It sprinkled a little bit during the day, and it was totally pouring by the time we had to walk to the car. But we managed to squeeze in a full day of fun.
first with a little support...
and then taking off!
It was a nice culmination to their choir experience. I wish we could do it again next year, but we are going to take some time off next year because of the 30 minute drive. If we were a little closer, we would love to do it again.
Another Field Trip
another craft she helped Brother with
True Love Always, I hope
We brought her to the beach with us on the beach afternoon/evening we had with our homeschool co-op friends. The previous chaperone we hosted could speak English very well, and I assumed that all of the chaperones spoke English. She did not. So it was fun and sweet trying to communicate with her with few words but lots of smiles, hand motions, and a little bit of google translate. She was such an easy, gracious guest. I recommend hosting the kids in these programs, and I greatly recommend hosting the chaperones. The only thing it costs you is a little time - and you offer them a bed and feed them meals in your home. They are given spending money to use for outings, etc.
We drove to Disney Springs to meet the next hosting family that would be taking her with them. We ate at Rainforest Café. The woman (along with her children) was one of the nicest ladies ever. We have been so fortunate with all of the very cool people we've met through hosting and adoption.
4th of July
4th of July party at a nearby neighborhood
Mid July, the kids and I headed to the Midwest for the rest of the summer. I celebrated my 40th birthday with a big party, and we filled our days doing things like going to the creek, attending my hometown festival, and going to parks that I went to growing up. Daddy also flew out for several days, too, to hang out with us.
Some of their activities:
crazy hair day at basketball camp
learning about the Civil War at
Wilson's Creek Battlefield
panning for "gold" at Silver Dollar City
They enjoyed so many other activities in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois over the summer. They had great quality time with relatives and making new friends. Finally, at the end of August, we headed back to Florida...
Farewell to summer beach trip!
Farewell to second grade!