The past few weeks have been a blur of activities…
We did our basic 3 R’s, and began a insect study. This dragonfly was conveniently in our house so we had to get a picture before letting it outside!
We collected 3 insects for a 24 hour observation;
grasshopper, a moth, and a mosquito eater (which is a crane fly and does not actually eat mosquitoes, ?)-
the things we learn *wink*
Katie-girl started up piano lessons again; although this is not her piano teacher.
This would be Jenna, Fred’s youngest sister, who played alongside her.
Fred Sr (my f.i.l.) came over with his family for our birthday, where we enjoyed Chinese food and a beautiful piano duet (not planned, lol, just prompted by the moment).
Of course, when one studies insects then you cannot help but go on a fun field trip to the Bug Safari!
So Seattle bound we went for a day.
Andrew was able to pet an hissing cockroach (yes, ewww), but it was kind of cool.
With all the driving we decided to stop at a park to have some fun.
Can you believe this fall weather?!
This is the week that Grandma M was able to be place in a memory care facility.
We took a couple of days off for this transition.
After we went to the library on Friday, we made the rest of the day into Friend Day.
Friends came over and showed us a coffee filter craft;
Andrew loved it. =)
and the other girls wrapped up by playing a game of Angry Birds.
Oh, and Thursday we did have a day learning about how to do tie-dye, after reading about Joseph and his coat of colors. Our intention was to use the shirts we made as “school” shirts, however, after being washed they turned into the most awful colors (yes, they are folded on the table in the picture above). Maybe we will have a round 2… but I’m not feeling the motivation for it yet.
So there you have it, how one mama wings it when our rhythm gets disrupted…
learning continues to happen, it just isn’t always about book work, eh?