The third day of our week found us with no appointments. I decided to take advantage of the day's openness to get some errands done and start a project with the kids.
6:30 to 7:30 ~ I got up, dressed, blogged, checked email and did paperwork. I also started planning September. The Biltmore Homeschool Days are moved to the fall this year. We can't wait to go.
7:30 to 8:00 ~ I took my husband to work. As you can see from the photo, he was in a silly mood.
From this point forward I was not able to keep a good record of the time so I will just give you the flow of our day.
During circle time we talked about entering the state fair. The kids agreed that they would like to make shoebox floats and eagerly discussed themes for them. Goldilocks decided to make a theme based on our Laura Ingalls studies; Tom Sawyer will make a wizard float; and Little Red Riding Hood will make a leprechaun and rainbow float. Everyone got busy drawing pictures of the floats and looking to see what art supplies we had. (life skills, art)
After an hour or so of planning for the state fair, I moved them on to their math/typing/spelling rotation. (math, typing, spelling) Once they were done with the rotation, we had a quick lunch and headed out to turn in our entry forms for the state fair. We were so late getting the forms in that we needed to deliver them in person. We also needed to go shopping for some float supplies and drop off Tim at college. While in the car, we listened to five chapters from our book on tape, On the Banks of Plum Creek. (literature, history)
After we dropped Tim off at college, we headed home to start working on our floats. I worked with each child individually while the other two had media time. The color is distorted in the photo of the partially finished floats.
Grandma arrived to take Goldilocks out for her haircut. We decided to go along to see what clothes were on super clearance at JCPenney's. There wasn't much yet. Goldilocks enjoyed getting a somewhat new hair style.
By the time we got out of the salon, it was time to start my new afternoon routine of picking up Tim, dropping him off home, and picking up my husband from work. Once I was home again, it was time to make dinner. We had meatballs with mushrooms and peppers. The kids played with Dad and the girls worked a little bit more on their floats. For once, we all got to bed on time.