Field trips to the beach, avenue of the giants and the zoo with grandparents:
On-site classes and extra-curricular activities:
And the last two days of this week we spent a lot of time enjoying our hobbies. The Bear spent several hours doing math on prodigygame.com and working on a quilt for her cousin in Washington. It is really fun to share the love of sewing with her. She is very motivated and doing a great job working the machine and iron on her own.
Squeaker has been sick, so we've snuggled a lot. And Buddy started drawing awesome pictures of insects (all summer long he's been capturing and releasing insects and arachnids). He really dove into this project and started copying down the name and definition of the insects he was drawing from a bug book we own.
I love having the freedom to let the kids work on the things that interest them. It's been hard for me to step back and say "yes" when the kids ask to do certain things...like get out the sewing machine/anything that will take time or make a mess. But I'm trying really hard to help them do what they want so they LOVE doing their work of learning.