Sunday, September 16, 2012

First two weeks of school.

Last week was the first week of school for all my kids.  Robert and Isabelle are being homeschooled and Austin is going to Kindergarten at Chinook.  Rob took this pictures of all the kids on their first day of school.  I think he did a great job.

Robert has a hard time taking pictures seriously.

 This is Austin's first day of school at Chinook.
 This is his teacher Mrs. Rice.

 Our first Friday we had a tea party.  I made english scones and cucumber sandwiches.  We had pink lemonade instead of tea.  Then we all read poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Child's book of Verses".

 Robert had a cub scout campout in his leader's back yard.  This night they went on a walk in her woods and ran into a bunch of yellow jackets.  Robert and his leader ended up getting the worst of it.  We found two live yellow jackets in his underpants!!  Lots of swelling and itching, no fun!  Needless to say, all of the boys went home after that incident.

 We are studying Astronomy this year for science.  Robert is in his jammies since his bug bites were still bugging him.  This is our rendition of the Solar System.  Our Jupiter got a little deflated!
 My friend Marcie has a horse and offered to let our kids ride it.  Plus, Isabelle wrote Marcie a sweet note with a picture asking her if we could come.  Here is Talia's turn on the horse.
 Marcie said that Austin was a natural rider.  He did very well with Charlie the horse.
 Talia went and hugged the other horses when her turn was over.
 Robert was nervous on the horse, but Marcie was so easy and sweet with them that Robert said that she helped him to overcome his fears. :)
 Isabelle was in heaven on her turn.  She was very comfortable on the horse.  She said she wants to check out books on how to ride horses now.
 Marcie let her brush the horse,
 and help put the horse away.
We had a good start to school!

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