Sunday, July 28, 2019

Day's birthday week (10/180)

D turned 10!  For her actual birthday, she baked and decorated herself a cake:


She also had a pool party with a bunch of friends and a sleepover with her bestie.

R went to parkour.

We went to Commonwealth Classic Theater Company's production of Measure for Measure, and Shakespeare in Clark Park's production of King Lear.

J is now confidently swimming in the deep end and going down the slide without a floatation device!

D and J attended their religious education classes.

I read to the girls:

Buddy: The Story of Buddy HollyBuddy: The Story of Buddy Holly by Anne Bustard

What Elephant?What Elephant? by Geneviève Côté

R finished reading

I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived, #16)I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis
independently.

This week included 3 days of instruction.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Year's End & Year's Beginning (7/180)

R continued going to Parkour.

All the kids continued attending their religious education classes.

We fit another trip to an art location in to the end of our year: Philly's Magic Gardens:



And celebrated after evaluations with Rita's:


We enjoyed our annual camping trip to Hickory Run State Park with MAHC and other homeschooling friends!

Then we traveled to Syria, VA outside the Shenandoah National Park where we enjoyed 5 days of time with cousins and aunts and uncles including dam building, pool time, Dungeons and Dragons, horseback riding, fireworks, and a hike up White Oak Canyon:





D and J went to the Franklin Institute with cousins from the other side of the family:


And then we all went to Harvey Cedars, NJ for more time with cousins, aunts, and uncles, wading in tidal pools, climbing Barnegat Lighthouse, and lots of swimming.


The first three weeks of July included 7 days of instruction.