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It has just been one of those weeks.  I suppose I feel as though we need to soak in the mild spring air and throw open the windows before the blistering heat of summer comes all too soon.  We have not done much of anything, except riding bikes, making mud pies and build forts.

Oh yes, our backyard was under attack by bad pirates, but thankfully knight Avery and princess Savannah were on guard.

So, I will end with some photos from throughout the week and one of my MANY favorite quotes from Charlotte Mason.

“Nature knowledge the most important for young children.  It would be well if all we persons in authority, parents and all who act for parents, could make up our minds that there is no sort of knowledge to be got in these early years so valuable to children as that which they get for themselves of the world they live in.  Let them once get (in) touch with nature, and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life.  We were all meant to be naturalists, each in his degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.” Home Education by Charlotte M. Mason, volume 1, pg 61.

-parentheses added by me.

SATURDAY

Dashed out to the beach just before sunset and was able to capture one of my personal favorite photos!

The promise of snow cones urged the children to eat their pb&js…sand and all!

Portuguese man-of-war, EVERYWHERE!  The children were not allowed down by the water, due to these brilliant blue blobs.

SUNDAY

Was our much needed day of rest. 

MONDAY

More bike riding, naps, followed by the start of a new Bible study, at our small group we are apart of.

TUESDAY

Savannah’s “Belle” with flowers.

She has really slowed down and is concentrating on detail.  I don’t know if we are behind the muddled, multi-colored wash of color on a page, but those seem to be the most fun!

Avery painted a school with some trees and flowers. (this is so sweet, but I don’t think it much looks like our home :)

WEDNESDAY

A rainy day enticed us to stick out our tongues and catch rain drops, splash in the puddles and get showered from the tree leaves.

Had to pick some flowers for her doll’s hair.

THURSDAY

After a busy week of church, small group and catechism club on Wednesdays, Thursdays are FAMILY day! Had a pretty relaxed day, although we went to a local thrift shop and I found this book!

As the kids rode their scooters round and round the driveway, my husband, who is somewhat of a history buff, was enjoying reading aloud the works of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

FRIDAY

Is co-op day!  We have a lot of fun getting together with other homeschoolers, and my kids get their fill of what I call a more “normal” school like atmosphere, with tables and chairs and hand raising.

After a quick stop for some fast lunch, we head to our backyard and chill out on the swings or hunt down lizards.

Relaxing in my wooden chair, with my BIG red mug of freshly brewed coffee, while the kids are in the back resting, I am so blessed to be a homeschooling mom that gets to share in the many adventures of these young lives!

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