Keilee has decided to wait until after the play to move full speed ahead on her All in One Homeschool. She is just SO busy lately and there just isn’t time to do 3 or 4 hours a day of academics. She is still doing a few things but not the entire curriculum.
This summer will always be remembered by me as the summer of Creativity. She is always creative but every day seems to bring something new for her to make, sing, create, draw, read, paint, play, bake, learn, etc.
This past weekend we went to our Farmer’s Market. They were having a Corn theme and were giving away free corn. Keilee and I opted out since it was 9:00 AM. Then we went to an antique car show. We stayed about 20 minutes. Neither of us are huge antique car fans although they were beautiful.
She has created Art pages although all she does is quotes from songs and some art around them. She told me she is going to choose another theme soon! She was really inspired by Lilah’s Manga drawings and wants to try more of that.
Keilee’s music is very important to her. She listens to it continuously. She sings all.the.time. She doesn’t know every song on the radio because we rarely listen to the radio but she has her Pandora channels and she is rarely without music. What I love is that she has such a huge range of musical taste. She also loves many of the bands I always loved; Matchbox Twenty, 3 Doors Down, 3rd Eye Blind, Green Day, etc. She is a huge fan of 90′s music. But she also loves current music. HER brand of current, not Top 40 brand of current.
Play practice is going GREAT! They are actually further along than Keilee has ever been in a play. They could seriously perform it now. I still need to pick up a couple of things for her costume though.
Keilee is loving the Blimey Cow Photo Challenge a Day. If you haven’t checked out Blimey Cow you should. Most Homeschoolers know them from the “7 Lies About Homeschoolers“ video. If you haven’t seen this video YOU SHOULD WATCH IT. Keilee has followed them for years. It is 2 brothers, Jordan and Josh Taylor. Josh is married to Kelli and she helps too along with other people. The cool thing about this is that Kelli started following Keilee on Instagram! She has like 3500 followers but she only follows about 190 people. Keilee SCREAMED like someone was after her when she saw it! She has also commented on several of Keilee’s photos. She is “krftaylor”
This is very ‘creative’ also because Keilee comes up with ideas for the pictures. This day was “Hipster Josh Approved” So yeah…her ‘Hipster’ photos.
Some of my favorite photos from the week. She got that guitar when she was 6! She has been playing every day. She watched YouTube videos and has gotten out the guitar books she had when she took guitar lessons when she was 6!
The theme for “7 Cool Homeschoolers” was “Freestyle”. Keilee has been wanting to do a video for Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason”. She asked me if I would go get Will, one of her very best friends, and let him do it with her. This is a love song but she had this vision in her head and since they are just the best of friends; they even call each other brother and sister; I was fine with her doing it. It was strange seeing the finished product. Like a glimpse into an older Keilee and a “BOY”!!!! She had a place she wanted to film that we have passed a million times and I have never noticed. It was perfect. Even though we did get in trouble for being there but when the owner saw how stinking cute they were she let them finish.
And here is the video if you would like to watch it.
So there is our week. The weather here is HOT and it has rained so much this summer! Last summer we had a drought. Feast or famine I guess.
”Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!“ Dr. Seuss
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London