Thursday, May 28, 2015

Day 148

Did not want to get out of bed this morning.  I was so tired and just couldn't figure out how we would get our school work done.  So we modified the day.  We put on a documentary about caves and afterwards the children drew a picture about something they found interesting about caves. After lunch we baked chocolate chip cookies and enjoyed some poetry and tea time.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Day 147

 Just had to hit the beach this morning!  It was a great way to start the day.  The kids were super thrilled to be back at their home away from home.  The water was pretty cold but they had fun none the less and got plenty dirty while they were at it!

When we got home I hosed them down and put Levi down for his nap.  The kids and I worked on school stuff on the deck--I could get used to doing all our stuff outside if this weather holds up!  We had a late lunch and then piano lessons in the afternoon.  We took out the baby pool and the kids had an amazing time splashing like crazy!

 The BEACH!!

 He thought it was so funny to watch the kids run and then jump into the pool.  He wasn't quite as cool with it when the splashes got him wet at first but he got used to it.

 Summertime fun!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Day 146

Crazy busy day so just a quick recap.  We went to a friend's place for our homeschool outing this morning.  The kids were enthralled with the treat of holding little chicks.  We stayed for lunch and a movie before heading home.  No sooner were we home then Levi and I had to leave again for his 18 month check up.  The boy weighs 31 pounds now and is 33 inches long.  Grammie Peric babysat while we were out and once we got back, I got the other kids back into the car and we were off to Roma to harvest some seaweed.  On our way home we popped in to visit friends for an hour.

Marko was home by the time we got there so we quickly threw some hotdogs on the BBQ for the kids and got ready to head out for our date tonight.  Grammie Peric came once again to babysit and we headed into Charlottetown.  We enjoyed the best pizza ever at Piattos.  I love that place!  We did a little shopping and caught the late showing of the Avenger movie.  Looking forward to a quieter day at home tomorrow.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Day 145

What a DAY!!  It was actually hot outside! 

We began the day with some nature study.  We have a pair of blue jays building their nest in one of our pine trees.  We have a nice view from the deck.  Nate and I also managed to get the attention of a couple of yellow warblers to come down to the maple tree to check us out.   We worked on a creative project next.  The kids made their own dry erase boards.  It's something they can use outside and I think will do nicely especially over the summer months.  We do plan to take a break from most of our studies but some things will carry on through the summer.  We made their little boards out of bristol board and mactac.  They decorated the bristol board then covered them in mactac and clipped them to their clip boards. Today we used their newly minted boards to review our spelling lists.

After quiet time this afternoon it was time to finally pull out the hose and the sprinkler.  The kids were so thrilled.  They squealed and hollered and had themselves quite the time.  Then they made up obstacle races for each other.  They shall sleep well tonight

This evening we had supper on the deck and afterwards Levi got to play on the trampoline by himself.  He was mighty pleased.  Once Levi went down for the night we got our first bonfire of the season going.  And much to the delight of the children we pulled out the fixin's for S'mores.  A great way to finish a very summer like day.

 Splashing through.

Love Emma-Lyn's expression!

One very happy little guy!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Day 144

 Today was extra special since we got to spend the afternoon with our friends, Mike and Nancy and Nancy's folks and we went to see the RCMP musical ride!  The kids loved it.  I vaguely remember seeing it in Ontario when I was little.  I was very happy to see it again! Afterwards we enjoyed a little snack at Gillis'.  A perfect ending to wonderful afternoon.

 Levi inspecting the officers.  They met with his approval.

 All set to enter the ring.

So amazing to watch!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Day 143

Cause sometimes it's nice to find a little treat for me...
I love anything hazelnut flavoured and even better it's decaf so I won't be up all night thinking about everything!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Day 142

What a fun day.  We started out by getting our house cleaning done.  There were some rough spots but we got through them and then I told the kids to eat their lunch quickly because I had a surprise for them.  They were so excited and they guessed and guessed but I wouldn't tell them.  We ended up in Charlottetown at the McDonalds for a birthday party.  They were thrilled!  The kids loved hanging out with their friends and enjoying some birthday cupcakes too.  I enjoyed hanging out with friends I don't get to see as often as I like and I made a new friend.  Love getting to know new people, helps to have a cute toddler that helps himself to other people's food! I was embarrassed but the other mom was fantastic and we hit it off.  While we were there I gave each of the kiddos a dollar and Nate spent his on one of the games while the other two saved theirs to buy something at the dollarstore.  Emma-Lyn picked out a cute little Winnie the Pooh diary and Sean found a neat mini bowling game.

Such a lovely day!