Mike had another two weeks of travel at the beginning of our school year, so we flew my Dad out to help again. I was so thankful to have his company and help. And the boys LOVE spending time with him. We had a softer start to the school year, but still got a lot done in that first week.
We also did some homeschooling on the road – a bike ride and a field trip to Hudson Gardens.
On Saturday, we jogged/walked in a 5k run that our friends put on each year in honor of their daughter who was adopted from China, had congenital heart problems, and died after surgery. It’s a fundraiser for third world orphans with medical problems. Three kids, in three different countries, will get operations because of the money raised in this run.
Our church service was held in the mountains on Sunday. We enjoyed the service there, a picnic, and then had some time to play.
Monday was our second week of CC and Mike was back home. We did our family presentation during opening assembly and then my Dad got to go back and forth between Ethan and Micah’s classes. That evening Micah had his soccer practice and we all went to watch.
Here are a couple other pictures from throughout his visit and of Mike and his buddies on his trip:
My Dad left on Tuesday morning after a wonderful trip. We sure loved having him for the week! When we dropped him off at the airport the boys both said they wished he (and grandma, obviously) lived out here by us. =D