Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rollerblading lessons and couch handstands

As I type this the kids are rollerblading. Zoe has rollerskated a few times before. The boys never have been vertical on skates (Revi has had them on before but refused to stand). Logan had to clear massive amounts of goose poop of of the concrete at the skate park so it wasn't so nasty. Revi and Xander had falling down contests- who can fall down the most- and also raced to get up fastest. They are each pros at both now. They all seem top really love to skate but it would be much easier if we lived on a flat street and gear didn't take twenty minutes to put on and fifteen to take off and pack up....

This morning we had gymnastics in the living room as well. Handstands on the couch actually. Those were hilarious.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

not going back to school

... that what the name of the picnic we attended today :-) the kids got to play with over a dozen other homeschooled kids today & were elated to meet all these other kids who are like them & not going to school this year. Zoe even recognized a kid from her school & grade that had begged his mom to pull him out of school like his older sister. it was so refreshing to chat with other parents who just don't feel that the public school system is right for their kids.

today was a social day, as well as gym. Zoe & Xander spent a long time in the sand & on the paddle boat on Spruce Lake, while Revi laid out in the sun for some self-prescribed quiet time & then ran around/played legos with Tommy, Isaiah, Friday, Garret & Keifer. Wrenna played with the sliding glass door & had a blast.

signed, sealed, delivered

yesterday was the first day of school for district 114. my kids were not in attendance. in the morning Xander & Revi were outside & Xander had a backpack on. one kid tried to tell him where the bus-stop was & an adult neighbor asked him why he wasn't going to the bus. the boys simply said, no, we're homeschooled. GO BOYS!!

my letter was sent to the school & they are now "official" homeschoolers. Zoe read the letter I sent the school aloud to the boys & no one really got what it was. I broke down the fancy talk & they got huge smiles on their faces... they understand that homeschool is what we are doing & they really get how awesome of an opportunity they really have. no, not like Logan & I get it, but they really are more getting it now than a month ago.