I’ll start with some pics from the last few weeks of homeschool life. A couple of highlights included dress-like-a-book-character day at CC, a Challenge B field trip to explore Ralph Moody (the author who wrote Little Britches) related places, and Mock Trial Boot Camp. Please note the amazing banner Micah is holding on costume day – I sewed it myself. Ha! Micah was very appreciative and thankfully didn’t look at it too closely.
Other happenings include a playdate at friend’s house so that I could have some relaxing time solo, a sick day for Micah with a little cold, a visit from Auntie Mel to help with weaving, lots of chess with Uncle Joel, watching cousin Matthew’s play (he was a hilarious Sheriff Nottingham!), reviewing games and playing chess with Dad, and a quick solo trip for the boys to go say hello to neighbors on Halloween. Micah also does a lot of Risk Legacy playing, even by himself. And I am back to doing some walks as my foot seems to be healing decently.
Last weekend we were able to host a friend from Safe Families for the weekend. We played lots of games, enjoyed some outside time, and did a lot of LEGO, including making mini-figs representing each of us. Things went extremely well. Micah also went to graduation to get his green belt that Saturday. Here’s a video of him sparring his coach and here’s one of him breaking the board. Micah’s putting his first beads of sweat on his new belt in the one that looks odd. =)
This past Sunday the boys had the opportunity to play percussion in church with part of our children’s choir. We were missing a lot of families, which was a shame, but the boys really enjoyed trying out the cojone and djembe. They’ve been taking lessons with Mr. Kyle. Here’s a link to the service. Their song is at the end (1:12:21).
We have also had our first snows. This meant we had to bring in all of our remaining produce and we could enjoy hot chocolate.