Lots of slow time at home to enjoy the thoughtful gifts we received – even for January Christmas, which my family celebrated on New Year’s Day.
Last camping trip of the year, sniff. We headed off to Stagecoach State Park in Oak Creek with a set of grandparents in their RV. It was glorious weather, 70s by day, 30s by night. I love when you need the fire to survive. It feels more primal, even tho we had a camper to retire to in desperate times. We explored, and made mud, and fished, and wandered through so many ecosystems.
Apples to Apples was a highlight for the kids, even better than meals out, due to Grandpa’s misunderstanding and lack of reading glasses for the game. Wildlings got a painting with sand + rock tutorial from our resident artist.
Rosetta managed several projects this week, including making bags to give out to the homeless people we see when we’re driving. She loves making these + has been asking. She and a friend organized this together. We shopped together and split the cost, then the girls packed the bags up with healthy food, snacks and hygiene supplies. Another one, seen below, is tree painting.
Friday we had a downtown Denver day with the MTH field trip to Denver Art Museum, plus a quick walking tour + Torchy’s for lunch afterwards.
We’re barely beginning our book work of the year, and it’s quickly halted. Here we are, recovering quietly with lots of TV time instead of raging through our weekend outdoors.
We rounded mid-week with a grandparent visit, the first of many throughout our school year. Because of our flexible schedule, they’re always popping up for a week here and there. That was this week. Highlight of the week was ending with a lemonade stand – the kids did loads of math for this one, includingContinue reading “September 11 – Weekly Tracking + Photos”
Week “at home,” yet we’re hardly there with all the outdoor time, the friend time, and the adventures. Hooray!
We’re doing a series of summer sessions, growing a new homeschool community, and it’s been fun to see the kids interact in groups again. Wow, is it mayhem! Just general excitement to see their friends again each week and explore new topics.