Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beach bound!

Well, almost beach bound. We will finally be heading down south at some point this week. Yay!

As always, we are very much looking forward to our annual trip to FL. Like last year, we are going down with Tracy's crew and her sister-in-law and niece are joining in on the fun again as well. I've mentioned before how much I suck at packing, but I'm going to hopefully knock it out of the way tomorrow.

The boys had a good week. One of their soccer games got rained out, but they both played a couple of games this week. My mom came up to visit for a few days, and for the first time since the boys started playing (way back in 2005), she got to see them play! They were very excited, and she enjoyed herself.

Bailey wrapped up his writing class with a final score of 93% and a total of 16 credit hours. I am of course proud of him, but more importantly, he is very proud of himself! We aren't keeping up with credit hours at this point (Ugh. Since this whole homeschool middle school thing comes to a close with the 2012-2013 school year, then he starts his high school journey...I may want to get used to "credit hours." Gulp.), but I thought that sounded all official like, so I threw it in there. ;)

Both of the boys spent a lot of time on their iPads this week. Bailey is flying though The Hunger Games and Braeden is making really good progress with his first Magic Tree House book. They have also had a lot of fun with apps. The hubs likes to take them outside with the app Star Walk, and they have enjoyed watching learning videos with the Khan Academy and How Stuff Works apps. As much as people give me grief about our gadget addiction, I can safely say that I have no regrets about my contributions to Apple over the last year. :D

Now, I'm going to enjoy the rest of my Saturday. The laundry is already done (shocking!). Bailey is making homemade eclairs for the fam (yep, from scratch) and Walter and Braeden are curled up on the couch watching Hellboy. For the gazillionth time.

I'm putting together some last minute stuff for their roadschooling packets they will have for the 9-10 hour drive we're making on Wednesday, then I'm going to get lost in a book. I haven't done that in a while and I have Sherrilyn Kenyon's latest release waiting for me. :)

Have a great weekend!


Kerry said...

I'm SO jealous of you and your beach trip...I've been having beach-sickness for over a month now! ((sigh)) You have to promise to be jealous of me when I head to NYC next month, kay?? ;)

Kat said...

I will *definitely* be jealous of you, Kerry! :)