Monday, September 7, 2009

First Day of School

We had an awesome first day of school! We actually just finished our first week, but I am a blog writing slacker!!! This is our first year using Total Language Plus. Caleb is doing a study with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Hunter's study is with the Courage of Sarah Noble. We had homemade waffles for breakfast. My kids were bright eyed and bushy tailed!

Actually, not so much, but they did pep up a bit!

We are driving to Des Moines on Monday afternoons until we move back. The kids are still taking gymnastics, and Hunter is still taking piano lessons there. We didn't want to drop everything since we will be moving back in three months. We jetted to Des Moines after finishing school. We had an afternoon field trip at Living History Farms. It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful start to the school year!

Every time we go he has to have an ice cold sarsaparilla!

And every time we have lunch there, Hunter has to have nachos (fake orange cheese substance), yummmy!

Hunter and her best friend had fun slopping the hogs. The hogs noshed on onion peel, and the tops of gourds.

Caleb has been waiting all summer to get the chance to mow their yard, at last he has accomplished his dream!

After a fun-filled day like this, you ask, what was the best part of the day? Both kids answer, gym class. I kicked their butts by having them run around the block, doing chin-ups at the park, 50 jumping jacks, 25 squat jumps, 20 bench push-ups, 20 tricep dips, frog hops back to the house. Of course Hunter did about half of most of our workout. Caleb did beat me on the push-ups and tricep dips. I need to start lifting weights again.

All in all, a pretty great week!

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