Every single day it's been something. I've been busy with school. In case you didn't know,
Why do we do school in the summer? Because it's so darn hot and all of the fun places are too crowded. We take a lot of time off during the fall when the temps are cool and everyone else is back in school. :)
Right now we're studying our way through the Middle Ages. We read sections of history books and the kids each have a journal where they write a summary of what they've learned. I find it sticks in their heads longer if they have to write it down. We're also working through a writing program, spelling, grammar,science, lots of math(!), Texas history, and we'll soon be starting up Spanish, art and music appreciation. Both are enrolled in the library's summer reading program too. Believe it or not, it takes up most of my day.
Tuesday the library had a make-a-mummy activity so I took the kids. It was a little young for Rachel but she still had a good time.
|The mummies. Very cute.|
They had a good turnout for our little bitty speck of a town. This guy was so good he was able to keep the kids' attention for a full 30 minutes. Charlie loved it. There's my little nugget in blue.
Thursday they had a teen event where they learn to make origami. And where is the picture? Oh yeah, I forgot to take one. My mind. I'm worried. They had 2 teens show up so Charlie participated.
Then last night we met up with some friends (we've known them since Chuck and I were dating 20-something years ago) at Alamo Drafthouse for an 80s sing-a-long. Once the beer started flowing we were all dancing and singing our heads off. Yes, dancing. In a movie theater. It was cool though. Everyone in there was dancing and belting out the lyrics to Love Shack and Just Can't Get Enough. We also had a good time laughing at the cheesey 80s videos and styles. Ah, memories. And, hello? Where was Thriller?
The movie theater gave us all blow up keytars (like a guitar you wear around your neck but a keyboard instead) and we played our inflatable keytars like real rock stars during Take on Me. Lots of fun.
At the end I know someone got a picture of all of us together but I'm not sure whose phone it's on at the moment. Not mine. After the sing-a-long we sat at the bar and laughed and reminisced. It really was a good time even though I know I had way too much to drink.
And today is Friday. I'll be playing taxi to Rachel (I've got to get that girl driving more so she can get her license!) and then chill out for the rest of the day. We typically have 4 day school weeks so we'll probably take today off.
So happy Friday, y'all. I'll try to be a good blogger and not let the week get away from me so quickly again. :)