Wow it was hot this week. High 80’s and gorgeous every day. We haven’t turned on our AC yet and yes it was hot in the house. In fact it was 87° inside one day. I am trying to keep my electric bill low. No I don’t plan on doing this all Summer but for now it works. After the freezing winter we don’t mind hot. It actually isn’t bad unless we are going somewhere. There is nothing worse than getting ready when you are burning up! Thursday a cold front moved in and it is downright chillyish now.
Saturday was our Co-op Showcase. My Art Journal kids displayed their notebooks and my Drama class performed The Ugly Duckling. They did a really good job and it was many of the kids first speaking lines. I made sure everyone had at least a couple of lines.
Keilee did a project for the Science Fair. She did AUGUSTUS. She had already kept a daily journal for him and she printed out pictures, did ‘Lapbook” like info flaps and even brought Augustus. Her project was a hit!!! People crowded around the entire day oohing and ahhing and asking Keilee 100 questions. I was so proud of her! It was a perfect project for my animal loving, rehabilitator wanna be daughter!!
Mother’s Day was a lovely day. Keilee was upset that she couldn’t buy me anything but as usual she got creative and outdid herself.
I woke that morning, as always, before Keilee. I found hearts everywhere I touched. By my bed, on the light I turn on in the kitchen, on the outside light that I flip off when I wake up, in the bathroom, on the fridge where I grab something to drink…..all together 23 hearts with the most beautiful things written on them. I asked her later how in the world did she know my routine so well since she is always still asleep. Her response, “I just know you”.
Some of my favorites:
“Things I love about you” [this was the first one I found by my bed]
“I love that you’re my best friend”
“I love that you love me”
“I love how you dance with me for no reason”
“I love how you help others”
“I love that you don’t need much to be happy”
“I love our life”
“I love when we sit outside and enjoy Nature”
“I love when you spin in the wind”
“I I love that you love adventures”
“Your Faith is bigger than your fear”
I just loved every one of them. I am so lucky to have her.
Mother’s Day afternoon we went to a beautiful park here. We had a gift card from Panera that a dear friend, who I have never even met in real life, had sent us so we ran by and got a sandwich to split. It was the BEST day and it didn’t cost us a penny except for gas. So many people are such blessings to us.
After church we ran to the store and on the way back she said, “Mom I want to go to that old train track one day and take a few pictures”, so I whipped into an empty store and we got out and walked over. I can’t do anything that cost money but saying “YES” is always free.
The rest of the week was slow and lazy. We stayed outside a lot. We rode bikes every day and read outside and Keilee created like she always does. I taught Keilee how to drive a riding lawn mower and sorta ran along beside her like when she learned to ride her bike without training wheels. And there were leaps in the rain and learning outside on a quilt with Augustus soaking up some rays. The rose is from our garden. Keilee calls it the “Beauty and The Beast” rose.
I can’t believe it is already halfway through May. We school year round but we do slow down on Math. We don’t love Math.
I would like to thank everyone for the continue prayers. Life isn’t perfect and some days are hard but life is still good.
Lots of plans this weekend if the weather cooperates. It is supposed to rain Saturday and that will definitely effect our plans!!
Happy weekend all!
“The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill