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Aug 13, 2014

Week in Review ~ 7/13/14

(I want to win, too!)

    In my life this week…
Beepa (aka Grandma) Char headed home on Monday.  Tuesday, I took the yahoos to Saratoga Springs (the halfway mark to "back home") to pick up Beepa of the Forest and bring her back home with us.  Thursday, Poppa of the Forest came up to stay a couple days and took Beepa back home on Saturday.

Joined us at school a few days this week.  He is very distracting generally, so I wasn't sure how it would go.  He kept busy counting pompoms and the punks generally kept on task.  Merrick mostly still naps and at least rests, so I won't have to worry about this too much.  I do want to add some morning school at some point.

Decided to kick up his pancake cooking a notch.  He looked through a kids' cookbook and found these bunnies.

Is getting excited to finally get the treehouse put together.  It won't be long now!

    What we're reading... 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I'm reading
Hiking Through 

    In the yard... 
We've kept the chickens in the old enclosed garden so they wouldn't dig up the garden in the raised beds.  Now that that garden is doing well, we let them out.  Until I happened to glance at them while I was mowing.  They were literally leaping into the air and eating my blueberries.  They stripped one entire bush!  Now they're back to "free ranging" in the enclosed area.

Micah got stung while mowing.  I haven't decided if he over-reacted or not.  He burned up a bit of yard and a shrub.   

    Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
The single lane bridge is being replaced.  It's one of two ways we can get to town.  I drove to town one day only to discover the other bridge into town was a single lane for repairs.  I'm not sure who decided to repair both bridges at once, but I didn't think it was the best plan of action.

    My kiddos favorite thing this week was…
Surprise fun day for the boys. Woke them up and loaded them into the car. Drove to Saratoga Springs for lunch at McDonald's. They have a play place. The punks thought that was the surprise.
My kids are in there.  Somewhere.

Then Beepa and Poppa of the Forest showed up. Their reactions were priceless. Then they found out we were bringing Grandma home with us. But first, I had one more surprise. We stopped at Railroads on Parade! It was a terrific miniature RR display. I highly recommend it if you are in the Saratoga Springs/ Lake George region of NY.

The displays included four seasons, cities, state fairs, and a 50s setup that included a diner and a drive-in, where High Noon was playing.  The whole place cycled through day and night every fifteen minutes or so.  Every "night" the movie would start and go off when the lights came back on.

We even saw Thomas the Tank Engine.  The folks at ROP have a scavenger hunt list.

I really liked this cross section of a city street.

    This week's reviews... 
Schoolhouse Review Crew's HomeSchoolPiano review 

1 comment:

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

What fun! My grandmother used to make me cat and bunny pancakes when I was a kid. :)