Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Library activities again!

This was the most recent activity card:

Caitlin used sidewalk chalk to draw me. 
 Note the bun she drew as my hair. That's pretty much my summer hairdo.
 I peeked in to Jayden's class to take a look at what he was doing.
 He loves all things Egypt so he thoroughly enjoyed this class.

 Then we headed off for ice cream!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Miniature Golf & Karate

We decided to head to a local fun center for some mini golf, go karting, and ice cream. We didn't keep score so I won. ;)

I obviously could not take a picture of us racing but afterward we got ice cream which was amazing!
Karate is going very well. The kids both still love it. They will soon be going for a test where they will get their first belt stripe.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fourth of July

On the 4th of July we went to the local high school to see some fireworks. There was a festival going on and we had a LOT of fun. We did the limbo, the cha-cha, and the electric slide.

 The kids danced non-stop for hours, especially Jayden.

 We had cream soda and fried dough.

 Finally we sat down and enjoyed a half hour show of fireworks.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Library Activities

I love our library. It isn't as grand as another local library, but we have lots of great and free activities throughout the summer for the kids! Each week we participate in something. It's a great way to beat the heat but still be out of the house.

This time we participated in an event called "Dig Hand Painting", which taught the children about ancient cave art. They started off with a pencil, drawing on the library walls. They were thrilled to be able to draw on the walls since they know that is not allowed at home.

First they had to draw a picture of themselves and trace their hands.

 Then they chose one paint color for their artwork.

  And finally they blew colored sand on their artwork.

While we waited for the second program to begin that day, we enjoyed reading and playing on the computer.

Our library also distributes activity cards once a week. You can choose to do three activities in a row and win a prize, or do all nine activities and have your name entered into a raffle for free amusement park tickets.
 Both kids chose the instant prize, which was a free ice cream cone that week.
Jayden insisted on entering his program without me so I peeked in a couple of times to get pictures.

 Once they were all done, we headed off for some ice cream!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Homeschool Potluck

Between finishing up my classes and enjoying the summer, I have barely had time to update! We have taken some much needed time off of school work to enjoy ourselves.

At the end of last month we joined some friends for a potluck.

 They enjoyed a slip and slide.
 Caitlin and Victoria made some art together.

 And we all ate s'mores!

 We went to the park the next day.

 The kids practiced skipping stones.