First, A Photo
We spent Labor Day weekend at a campground/rv park in the Ozarks. It was fun for everyone. We had a little taste of camping with a campfire where we roasted hotdogs and marshmallows. We went to a swimming hole in a natural spring in the Ozark National Riverways Park, and we visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, MO. We checked out of the camp on Monday at lunch time and then spent the afternoon at a local swimming pool. It was nice to have some family time away from the regular routine, and the kids enjoyed the time outdoors. We’re hoping to make little trips like this more often.
In other news, we got back into the swing of homeschooling today. Yesterday was a super light day as I recovered from being out of town. All the children had reading assignments yesterday, but that was it in terms of academic pursuits. We did have a couple extra-curricular activities later in the day–Evangeline’s choir began rehearsals yesterday for the new season, and, of course, there was football practice for the boys in the evening. The laundry is still waiting to be done from our travels, but most of the unpacking is complete. The laundry is always here, so we can’t stress over that! 🙂
I am encouraged that today Evangeline finished reading her first reading assignment of the year, Henry Reed, Inc. by Keith Robertson. I am hopeful that at the end of the year when she sees the list of books she has completed, she will gain more confidence in independent reading of longer books. Today’s accomplishment is a start toward that end.
Mark is in the swing of another writing project. We’re grateful for the work, but the schedule is somewhat tight, so he needs a lot of diligence to get through to the deadline. He has finally finished up loose ends on what was affectionately known as the “July book,” and he is also in the middle of a shorter research project. We’re looking for ways to add more projects to the schedule for after the ones on deck are done, but for now, we praise God for His provision.