Sunday, June 19, 2011

another week

June has been very busy.  Much busier than I anticipated.  We do a summer school every morning.  The kids work on a variety of things.  Addie and Trey are working on math, reading and spelling.  PJ is working on his coloring, learning colors and recognizing letters of the alphabet. Addie is also learning how to tie her shoes, since somehow my almost 3rd grader hasn't learned that skill yet.  I am guessing it is because we never buy her shoes with laces. She informed me that her tap teacher is sick of tying her shoes for her.  So it is now on the summer to do list.  There are also some things that are not individualized but they are learning about all together.  So friday we went on our first summer school field trip to the Grotto.  They were learning about nature and enjoying nature.  Landan even came with us so it was quite the adventure.

getting ready for the big hike

  the kids and Landan looking at the waterfall.
 the beautiful waterfall.  Addie was the only one brave enough to get this close to it.
 and the only one brave enough to leap on the logs crossing the water.  Trey did it by himself but with very slow, cautious steps.  PJ made me hold him. PJ is normally too brave but 30 seconds into the hike he took off like lightning and ended up tripping on a rock and biting his tongue so after the bloody mess was cleaned he was no longer brave.
  We had a lot of fun.  My kids are looking forward to their next field trip.  They say it is much better than doing the other school work. 

Also, this week Addie had a placement class for dance this coming year.  She is now in a class that goes 5.5 hours per week.  The new dance schedule, along with her  2 hours of gymnastics is going to make her one busy girl.  She says she is up for the challenge though.

We also celebrated fathers day, Saturday since Landan works on Sundays. We had one of his fave meals, Lasagna, garlic bread and cheesecake for dessert.  Everyone was very content filling their tummies until Trey tasted his cheesecake and didn't like the texture.  A sure way to get people to stop overeating is to see it all come back up all over everything.  Poor Trey!  After he emptied his tummy he was ready for round two minus the cheesecake.

What my kids said they love about their dad

Addie:  he takes us to get treats
Trey:  he take us to get treats and he has a beefy belly and he is cool and awesome
PJ:  wrestling and candy


Megz said...

Trey and I have similar feelings about cheesecake.
It's best for all that PJ tripped and needed to be held for the hike. Much easier to keep track of that way!

cold cocoa said...

That is a lot of hours of dance, but spending the time is the best way to be awesome at something. Good for her!
Looks like a fun week. La Grotto is a great, short hike.

Sher said...

I am impressed with all that you are doing. I think a busy girl probably also means a busy Mom. Nice pictures of a good adventure.

Diana said...

Busy girl and a busy mom!! I'm looking forward to those years where I can watch my children progress at something they love but after going to swim lessons today for 3 hours, I'm not ready for that day to be today. Good grief!

Are you doing the summer school yourself or are they going somewhere?