I see random rocks, he sees possibilities.
Up too late, planning the next class I'm teaching. It's a busy time of year, bouncing from work to homeschooling my own kids to teaching/leading meetings at homeschool co-op, Sunday School and 4-H. If you would have told me 20 years ago that I'd be up late planning on what I was going to do to lead a physics 4-H meeting, I would have laughed at that notion. Here I am stepping out of my comfort zone, an old dog learning new tricks. You'd think it would be exhausting, all this planning, teaching and leading...but I tell you it's much more fulfilling when I'd doing it for these kids and their friends instead of the end goal of acing the final exam and getting that regents diploma. May learning for all go back to enjoying the process instead of striving to achieve the best test scores.
Five books for a dollar? Twist my arm.
Books. Game still in plastic. Peter Rabbit theatre. $6.
Catching up on some of my summer deals. These are from a variety of thrift shops and garage sales. Some of it I put away for Christmas. Encouragement of the day, don't pay full price. You can have so many great things for pennies compared to retail. Never thrifted? Give it a whirl, you may be surprised at what you find!
We are so thankful for our homeschool co-op! 85 kids this semester, 14 in my Kindergarten class. My fourth year teaching there. I'm teaching Hooray for Habitats, loosely based on Thornton Burgess' animal friends. We all love it.
Our sweet friends lit up Audra's world (thank you)! Adrian's jumping in with a weeee bit of dress up too (which rarely happens). I was up until 1am replacing the velcro with a zipper and patching a couple holes so my little pioneer can be styling for her playdate today. Pantaloons. Petticoat. Dress. Apron. Bonnet. Layers. And I watch and smile, loving every minute of this stage and the narratives and play that accompany it.
WOW! We both fit into the bear hug coats! Let's wear them together and be twins! It will be fun, big sister says. Anna-Kate is clearly not into it.
Another year, another fair. My kids stepping it up each year with their entries (which I didn't take any pics of, oops), their public presentations and their customer service working the food booth. I couldn't be more proud of my little 4-Hers and all their 4-H friends. And after all that 4-H business, we had a mighty fun time playing at the fair too.