I started the week with great ambition (crafts already planned, among other things), but by Sunday afternoon I was already rethinking them . . .
Nathan, 3 years old, had woken up with a cough on Thursday night. What I took as a run of the mill cold, morphed into a double ear infection and by Tuesday night three more kids had an advanced case of the sniffles. So, while the week went mostly as planned, we did a bit of rearranging, and at times only took some of our crew to the regularly scheduled programming.
Monday around lunch time we joined our homeschool co-op for a Valentine's Day celebration which included a skit from the drama class I teach. The kids did a great job. My son had one of the key roles in this skit, his first one this year and it was great to see him rise to the occasion on stage.
Tuesday we could not let the beautiful weather pass unenjoyed and we headed to the zoo for a fun day. (More about the laughs on behalf of Nathan, here).
The animals were active and the zoo was not overly crowded (I assume most kids were stuck in a classroom on that day). :-)
For just the price of parking we had an amazing time together. Gotta love those free days!
Wednesday and Thursday we muddled through, most of us feeling okay enough to get done what we had to. At 9:30 on Thursday morning we read the Gettysburg address along with the rest of the students in our state in celebration of Lincoln's birthday.
Friday we held our monthly Keepers at Home club here at our house. The girls worked on storytelling and the boys covered ping-pong and chess. They all had a great time and had fun working together and building their repertoire of skills, both fun and practical.
Not too much excitement, but not every week can be bursting at the seams. Now I am looking forward to a few days off and hopefully back to business as unusual next week.
Enjoy spending your weekend with the ones you love!