Somehow in my mind July was going to be a nice calm month. That is not what happened. Instead, we had a bit of a crazy month, someday I’ll learn.
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Week 1 of July homeschooling
We started off with some excitement when Princess broke her arm in a story she would rather I did not recount.
Next up was 4th of July with the big disappointment of rain, so we had to wait a day for our fireworks.
It was followed up by a trip up to Dallas to help Jeff’s parents move out of their house.
To finish off the week, we headed over to Typhoon Texas, a local waterpark we bought season passes for.
The funny part is, I have no pictures of these last three items, but I do have a picture of our randomly working on our Midsummer Night Dream play and me sitting on the boys who happily stole my seat.
Week 2 and 3 of July Homeschooling
We spent most of the second week of July slowly passing a nasty stomach bug around. As a result of Superman catching it on the way home from dinner, I had to wash my pencil bag and reorganize it all.
Batman, one of the few to not catch it, was kind enough to make me a homemade chicken noodle soup, which was quite yummy. Well it was, once I was able to keep food down.
We attempted to make a Hong Kong meal, but it was ridiculously complicated AND I think a few steps were missing in there somewhere. Oh, and Batman showed why we go to the ER so often with his choice to sit on an exercise ball while on a rolling chair.
I think I’ve lost a few days somewhere, because suddenly my pictures and memories jump to….
Week 4 and change of July homeschooling
It started off with my surprise birthday party followed up by a murder mystery party the next day. It was pretty epic. Jeff wrote a steampunk murder mystery party which was quite fun to be part of.
Part of the surprise was Tara and Josh came down, and my friend Amanda. Tara was down for the week, and Amanda was here for the weekend. This, of course, means my week was super busy.
This year I had a homemade birthday. I bought small sketchbooks for all of the kids and said, “Fill as much as you can with pictures, stories, whatever you want,” and the kids went at it with all sorts of fun creations in their books. None of them completed their books, but I didn’t really want them to. I wanted them to start it and have room to add to it over time.
The two most amusing parts of it. Princess planned and decorated my birthday cake, and Superman made a birthday card for me out of LEGOs spelling out happy birthday. Those, of course, had to get their own share, because you really couldn’t see them in the collage.
My big present from Jeff is a trip to Universal Studios Florida in September, which I’m amazingly excited about! I’ve bought the Unofficial Universal book and am planning away. If you have any advice I’d love to hear it.
We went to Typhoon Texas (see the super brave Ticia who despite being scared of heights did the ropes course), stayed up way too late, played some D and D (right after I finish reading, I’m going to write up the summar of that over at Tir Na Macalla), Shadows of Brimstone (we nearly all died), and generally had a blast. The week ended having lunch over at Sam’s parents’ house (her late husband).
I think that’s our month.