Summer is quickly ending. It is more than 1/2 over as i type (and I use the word type very loosely). But it has been a very fun, wild ride. So far we have had 3 birthdays with one more to go, one week of church camp, one week of VBS, 3 weeks containing 4 dance camps, friends' parties, 3 skating trips, 6 bowling trips, weekly swimming, and almost a month of nightly Fiddler on the Roof rehearsals. And that is why i didn't originally plan to do the production....but my kids love it and they all want to try out should this happen again next year. They don't mind the late nights and they love the kids who are in the play. The youngest two love it too, but 5-6 hours every evening wears them down quickly, so most nights I drop off and pick up, only actually staying for about 45 minutes total. Honestly, this is a great extracurricular for them, and it is in summer, so I shouldn't complain. The show is going to knock people's socks off. Yes, it is that GOOD.
School is going to be starting for us on the 15th of August, and so is dance class. This is what the kids will have this year:
Ja (age 13-8th grade)-LLATL, Saxon prealgebra, Wordsmith, bible, Sonlight bible and reading and history selections, Apologia Physical Science, theater dance and irish dance.
Em (age 11-6th grade)-LLATL, writing strands, spelling power, teaching textbooks math, Story of the World history, bible, reading list, various science and geography topics, ballet, jazz dance
El (age 9-3rd/4th grade)- LLATL, natual speller, Saxon and teaching textbooks math, Story of the World history, bible, reading list, various science and geography topics, theater dance, hip hop dance
Jo (age 7-2nd grade)-LLATL, Saxon math, spelling power, Story of the World history, bible, reading list, various science and geography topics, scouts
K (age 5-K/1st)- LLATL, Saxon math, Story of the World history-sometimes, bible, various science and geography topics-now and then, ballet
The three oldest will also have LTC over Genesis at Easter, and 4 of them will have Nutcracker ballet and Spring recital. There will be multiple youth group devos and activities, MNFTM outreach, and homeschool co-op classes and playgroups, with some boys nite/girls nite sprinkled in.
We have sewed quite a bit and will continue...so far we've made 5 skirts, a vest, 5 dresses, a pillowcase, a wallet, some pillows. We still have a Ranger game, a Lock-In, 2 birthday parties, 2 weeks of rehearsals and performances, and a Six Flags trip before summer ends. Things are almost organized and I think we have it all ordered.
So did that tire you as much as it did me??? Sounds like a lot going on, and it is. But what do you expect with five active growing kids? Life gets crazy, but it keeps on rolling. Just remember to take time to play and take pictures and spend time with those you love.