Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Saturday morning, we went to Lowe's for the Build and Grow Clinic, where the boys made fire trucks. Both football and hockey practice were cancelled due to rain, so we ran errands instead. We spent the rest of the day just hanging out around the house. That night we had a family game night that lasted for over four hours. It was fun but exhausting.

D had hockey practice Sunday afternoon and when we got home, the boys finished their table runners.

On Monday, I took the boys ice skating with one of the local homeschool groups. That evening, the boys had football practice and then B had his first roller hockey game of the season. His team won 11-2.

Today, we had our first 4-H meeting. Only two other kids came, but we also had a couple who are interested but couldn't make it to the meeting. The boys did a presentation telling what they did in 4-H last year. Afterwards, we took a walk around a nearby pond.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The boys and I went to the library Thursday for a couple of hours and then spent most of the remainder of the day looking through the books we checked out.
Friday we did quite a bit of spelling and math and then the boys finished the tops of the quilted table runners that they started back in the summer. It went so quickly that I felt really guilty about letting them put it off for so long. After supper, Big B and I took the boys to Weymouth Woods for a night hike. We had been looking forward to it all week long and were hoping to get to see and hear some nocturnal animals. Instead, we got to see and hear some very unruly children and their just as inconsiderate parents. There were two other families on the hike and I have no idea why they even bothered going. They were talking loudly and shining their lights up in the trees. All of the local wildlife had plenty of advance warning and were able to make themselves scarce before we got anywhere near them. It was really disappointing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We went to Weymouth Woods Sunday for a program about plants as food sources for animals. We learned about the different things that different types of animals eat. I was very surprised to find out how popular acorns are as a food source. I usually only associate them with squirrels. After the program, we went on a hike to see some of these foods firsthand. It was really interesting and a lot of fun. When we got home, the boys worked on their sewing project.

Monday, we worked on spelling, math, writing, American history, science, typing and sewing. After dinner, the boys had football practice. Then we went to their first ever Cub Scout meeting.
On Tuesday, we focused on just spelling and math for a couple of hours and then I had to take B to get an MRI. My mother went with us, and afterward we went to lunch and ran a few errands. That night, D went off with his grandparents while B tried his hand at selling popcorn.
Today, we ran errands with my mother and then we we went to D's first hockey practice of the season.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Finally back

This blog has been a long time coming. The computer has been tied up every night for over a week, so I have not been able to blog in some time. So, here it goes.
On Wednesday, the 9th, we did spelling, math, geography, and science. We spent the rest of the day playing and doing a little housework
On Thursday, D had a doctor's appointment which evolved into going to the hospital for chest x-rays. When we got home, the boys played and visited with the neighbors.
Friday morning, both boys had dentist appointments and then we went to the park for a lunch and play date with one of our homeschool groups. Then we went to a "Movie in the Park" and had a picnic dinner and watched Cars.
Saturday morning, we went to Lowe's for the Build and Grow clinic where the boys made drums. Afterward, I took them shopping and then it was time for another lunch and play date in a different park with the same group.
On Sunday, we skipped Weymouth Woods so that the boys could watch football and hang out with Big B before he went to work. I took advantage of all that male bonding and managed to get in a nice long nap.
Monday morning, the boys and I visited with another homeschool family. Afterward, the boys did spelling, math and science.
On Tuesday, we did more spelling, math and science. The boys spent most of the remaining day playing on the computer.
We were up super early Wednesday morning and headed out at 3:30AM for the bus stop to pick up Big B. We came home and went back to bed, but we were all exhausted for the remainder of the day and didn't really get anything done.
B had a doctor's appointment Thursday morning and then we ran errands. We then had another lunch and play date at yet another park with the same group. That evening, we went to a pizza party for D's baseball team.

I had a meeting Friday morning and D went off to run errands with his grandpa, so the two B's got to spend some time hanging out together.
Both boys had football practice Saturday morning. Afterward, Big B went to a football game with two of his brothers while B and D went off to play with the neighbors and visit with their grandparents. Afterward, we all took turns playing on the computer.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We went to an End of Summer party on Sunday, where we enjoyed good music and good friends. The boys also enjoyed the pool.

I had to take D back to the doctor Monday morning and then we sat at the pharmacy until almost noon waiting for a prescription to be filled. We spent the rest of the day doing work around the house.
On Tuesday, the boys did spelling and math. Then we worked on the computer and did board games. We had dinner at my mother's house and then the boys made short animated movies on the Qubo website.
This morning, we went grocery shopping. Then we came home and did spelling. B made more movies on Qubo, while D went to visit his grandparents.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tuesday morning, we did spelling, math, geography and science. That afternoon, we had friends over to visit.

Wednesday morning, we headed to Weymouth Woods for the hummingbird banding and then came home and worked in spelling, math and geography. That night, we watched ET.

Big B came home Thursday morning, so we decided to take the rest of the week from school work. We spent the day running errands, watching TV, and enjoying each other's company.
Late Friday morning, we took the boys ice skating. Afterward, we took D to the doctor because of respiratory problems. The doctors' office was packed and we didn't get into an examination room until an hour after his appointment. His airways are inflamed, probably because of allergies. He is on medication and has a follow up appointment on Monday. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will tell me his lungs sound much better.

We spent today catching up on errands, house work, yard work and auto maintenance. After dinner, we just relaxed and watched a movie.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009