It seems like we are always so busy. I crave days of doing absolutely.nothing. HOMEschooling…that’s at home right?
Saturday we went to the Dragon Boat Races at the Tennessee River. Our church had a team and it was a great day. We came in 4th out of almost 100 teams and while that was good our preacher has big plans to win it next year. He is a wee bit competitive! That is our preacher and his wife in the first picture. Actually they co-Pastor.
Monday was the last day of Co-op. Keilee is going to miss these girls every week. They all live around here but in a 45 mile radius. It is hard to coordinate get togethers with everything else going on in all of our lives. Keilee has planned a sleepover this summer to celebrate the end of Co-op. If we can just find a time to get everyone here, between camps and church camps and vacations!
Keilee wanted to paint her bed purple so we enlisted the help of Seth. We could have done it but he is 17 and always looking for ways to make money. They did a GREAT job!
Wednesday was our church’s Convergence. We have a small building and lots of people who attend Epic. We have 5 services every Sunday! So once every 3 months we ‘converge’ to a large place to worship. It is always amazing and moving and wonderful. We are in prayer for a larger place and that just may happen soon! I don’t see how our pastors and worship team do it week after week.
We have been outside almost every second that we are home. The weather has been beautiful and next week looks awesome! High 80′s every day! After painting our glider bright yellow we decided to paint our table purple! We already had the turquoise chairs. Our patio is old and needs some work but we spend so much time here in the spring and summer and fall!
1. Keilee is learning to do an aerial and all I do is pray every time she tries. Being the Mother, I envision broken necks every.single.time.
2. I took Keilee to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge for her “Thursday with Keilee” on 7 Cool Homeschoolers. She wasn’t feeling well and she didn’t get to film everything she wanted to but it turned out good.
3. Keilee can stomp me on the Wii but I rule on old school Nintento games. We have spent hours and hours playing Super Mario 3. Seriously I used to RULE Nintendo. The local TV station did a story on me years ago because I was a 22 year old married chick who played video games all the time! I told you I have always been a geek gamer girl!
THURSDAYS WITH KEILEE – WILDLIFE ADVENTURE
Learning around here just flows. When I try to remember some of the things Kei has done I can’t remember that much. She watches huge amounts of Crash Course. She watches CNN Student News every day. She reads ‘Jesus Calling’ every day. She works on her video and ideas and editing. She is working through an Ecology book. She does Khan Academy Algebra. She plays tons of Angry Birds. We have a competition going and she is WAY ahead of me! She does SAT app every day. She spends hours outside flipping and twisting and turning. She watches Gymnastics videos every day. She plays with Snap Circuits. The iPhone app “The Bible” has an audio option and we listen to it often.
Here are a couple of resources I would love to share. If you aren’t signed up for “Free Homeschool Deals” you should! She has awesome resources. Seriously go check it out right now!
We don’t do a lot of ‘schooly’ stuff anymore. Is Keilee learning? You betcha she is. The best kind of learning; learning she LOVES and remembers. We have tons of conversations, we explore things together, she teaches me and I teach her. She is forever showing me or telling me something she has learned. The Mark Twain quote is one of my favorite quotes and one I try to live by most of the time. “Explore, Dream, Discover”
So that is about it for our lovely week. Today is raining and it is supposed to rain all weekend. Lots of time to RULE Mario Brothers 3! Muwhahahahahah!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
“Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.” ~Anatole France
Linking with Mary at “Collage Friday”