Friday, June 22, 2012

Our Homeschool Weekly Wrap Up - Summer Fun

In my life this week…                                                                                                                          

I told you last week I had a big announcement . . . .  

I'm a new member of the Homeschool Mosaics team! I'm so excited about it and I'll be sharing 
"Exploring Science - Naturally" with you. We love science and we love exploring - so it's a great fit! 

We're cooking this week…                                                                                                               

Stir fry for Kids in the Kitchen - link up your favorite recipes each Tuesday! 
Little helpers #kidsinthekitchen kicking off #FathersDay weekend the right way! #stirfry #recipe

Join us this week…                                                                                                                            

Share pictures and ideas of what your family is up to this summer! 
We are doing some bird watching - these cute Mama and baby quail were spotted in our yard this week

Favorite thing this week…                                                                                                                 

#hsmommas It has just occurred to me that all 3 of my babies just left the ground - & I'm still standing here! What? #swfl #homeschool
We met new friends at the pool and they invited us to join the Young Eagles 
I'm so glad we did! They gave the kids a tour of the airport - taught then a bit about aviation 
and then - took them for a plane ride! 

Now all the boys want to be pilots! 

Letter of  this week…                                                                                                                           

"R" is for  Reach for the Sky!

Big brother in the cockpit #youngeagle #swfl #adventurezinchildrearing#youngeagle 's Ready 4 takeoff!! #swfl #adventurezinchildrearing

ok- so that may not be a perfect fit - but "aiming" and "reaching" are similar - right?

How about - "R" is for Reaching High - Really Exciting!  - or "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" (that would be the engine and the noise I've been hearing around my house constantly since the experience!)
"R" is for Ready for Take-off! 

We are blogging through the alphabet with Marcy from Ben and Me 

Freebies and Fave Resources…                                                                                                     

Checking the weather program with the pilot before their flight - they learned how the pilots 
check weather systems specially for each take off 
Checking the weather during their Pre-Flight training with Young Eagles #homeschool Adventure to remember! #swfl

The EAA has chapters all over the country. 
Find out if there is a Young Eagles program in your area here  - Free flight for kiddos

FREE bowling all summer long - Kids bowl free  - find a center near you! 

$1 Movies - Regal Cinema 

3 in 30 goals …                                                                                                                                     

I've managed to get a few things accomplished this week -
1. Organization - I put a dent in the homeschool organization - we are moving most of our homeschool room back upstairs - I've also gotten through a HUGE stack of paperwork - met with the accountant and ordered copies of official documents for our records
2. Schedule - I am balancing things a bit better - despite physical limitations - these summer storms are rough on my RA, but I'm moving around some anyway and getting the boys out for $1 movie day, bowling, and the pool each week
3. Spiritual life-  I've had some sweet ladies on my heart - I am enjoying our Proverbs 31 group and the encouragement and honesty from some of the women there is amazing to me. I am praying for each of them and others God has sent my way.

Other info and announcements:

*Thank you so much for all of your support for the Top 25 Homeschool Moms - we stayed in the top 25
until just yesterday - if you can continue to vote - we do still have a chance to make the cut! Thank you!


*Today is the last day of our $200 giveaway! 


Martha Saavedra said...

Great job on your progress this! Hope the weather goes easy on your RA.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a fun hands-on week for your boys this week. There's nothing like a first flight in an single-engine plane. Even as an adult, it's exciting!

Mary Prather said...

The Young Eagles looks like so much fun. What a great experience for your boys!

Congrats on being a part of the Homeschool Mosaics team! I look forward to reading your science feature!

I'm so glad you link with Collage Friday :-)

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

How cool that your kids got to have hands on plane fun! My girls would LOVE that!!

Stefanie said...

Well it's going to be hard to top that field trip. How awesome!!

Susan said...

As always, so much fun going on in your week :) The smiles on your boys' faces say it all!
The Young Eagles program looks like it was an awesome fit for your young men. Thanks for sharing about it, and the other resources you mentioned, with Favorite Resources.
Congratulations on the Homeschool Mosaics team!! That's great for you :)

Pamela said...

Congratulations! They picked a winner for their Mosaics team.

k balman said...

Congrats on joining Homeschool Mosaics. Thanks for linking up to FreeBEE Fridays.

Kelli Becton said...

Thank you all for your visit and encouragement! I'll be making my way around to your blogs for a visit too ;)