well, at least type A personalities....and we've got 3 of those in this house. so we've come up with a summer schedule that i think keeps everyone happy, even noodle, the not so type A personality!
every day we all have breakfast together which is a great way to start the day. then our schedule kicks in.
mondays are mow the lawn and buy the groceries day.
tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays have john going to the library after breakfast to work on graduate school studies. i know, i know. i said he was done with grad school. well, almost....he is working on his last paper and then studying for his comprehensive exam. so this is built in time for him to get these things done, and he has a good chunk of time to do it in. he stays gone until after rest time, usually around 3:30 in the afternoon.
the boys and i are in summer school. after eating breakfast and getting dressed and ready for the day, we go to our new "school room," and do school work. i bought the boys their own age appropriate workbook to work through over the summer and they LOVE it. they ask me at least a hundred times in the morning if it is school time yet! i bought them their own folder to put their completed worksheets in and i give them a star sticker when they complete their work with a good attitude.
we are also going through 2 books together: My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God's Word in Little Hearts by Susan Hunt and Big Truths for Little Kids: Teaching Your Children to Live for God also by Susan Hunt.
i cannot say enough about these 2 books. they are so great and the kids love them! i usually try to get house things done on these days while john is away studying and the boys are pretty good about helping me clean and do the laundry. we also love to do play dates with other moms and their kids on these days. last week, we met up with our friends "a" and "a.g." to ride a super fun miniature train that i once rode as a child!
and then it is family fun friday. we usually try to plan something fun for us to do as a family on fridays to celebrate togetherness and the freedom of summer. so far we've ventured to a local small town city and walked their downtown area, we've gone to the zoo, we've been shopping some garage sales and this week we are hoping to head out of town for some weekend fun!
here are some pics of the boys at the zoo. we had a lot of fun feeding the birds there!
we also headed out this past week to the Ballpark to cheer on our favorite baseball player, a certain toronto blue jay. you might remember this post about him. as we pulled in to the parking lot, ominous storms appeared in the west. and before the game even started, it began pouring. let's just say i was quite glad to be in a steel structure, as this storm produced a tornado about 20 miles north of where we were. after waiting for 2 hours for the rain to stop, they postponed the game till september. i did manage to get a picture of the boys before the rain began and you'll notice the tarp was already out on the field. not a good sign!
so that's our summer schedule. we've been so busy i've not had time to blog!