|Huntsville State Park- a really great stay!|
You know I am just amazed at the amount of laundry that a camping trip can generate! That is what I have been doing today, that and washing the dishes out of the camping bin. For every good time, there is a certain amount of work that goes into it. As every mother knows, this is why we need a day off when we get back from vacation! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We have been having a good time around here. A little traveling, lotta sun, and a whole lotta fun! I love my bunch and I love traveling and camping with them. After picking Savannah up in Galveston after Sea Camp, we played on the beach and went to Kemah then spent a few days at Huntsville State Park. There was so much done in this one week, that it will take several blogs to do it justice.
Since being home, I have been catching up on house work (see above) and getting ready for school to start. Homeschooling is a wonderful part of our lives. I love that fact that I get to choose subjects based on the interests of my kids and then we get to take trips to study what we are studying in person. So many subjects are brought into play in the study of one subject. I am really excited about the Texas History Unit this fall. By picking up books at the library, we are reading. Reports will be written, using language and wrtiting skills, and documentaries will be ordered from Netflix. Then we will travel to a state park near San Antonio so we can go see the Alamo. In planning the trip, the kids will participate using maps (geography) and have to put together a budget for the trip- everyday use of math- all these subjects are pulled in while we study Texas History and this helps all that good information and knowledge stick. Children were never meant to learn in tiny boxes, the mind was wired to mesh all the information together.
Another year and a lot of good fun is on the way. We kick off “officially” on Monday. Unofficially, we homeschool 24/7 all year long. It was quite odd, however, printing up the lessons plans and such. I have for the past years multiplied everything by four, now I am multiplying by three as Cheyenne has graduated. Wow, that is so strange. And yet, it is a relief! It seems so much easier to just have three, then next year I will only plan for two. Life is changing big time. These milestones come no matter what, might as will celebrate them!