Saturday, May 3, 2014

Vacay Prep and Season Finales

Ok, I'm just going to start off by saying it is really hard to believe that we are getting closer and closer to the end of Bailey's first year of high school homeschool. I honestly spent SO much time worrying about it before it finally rolled around, lol. Funny how it's gone rather smoothly, and we all have a positive outlook for the remaining high school years. Whew. :D

This past week went well. School is going along on schedule (or as close to a schedule as I keep), and we had a great week of homeschool group activities that we have missed with me doing the tax thing. The boys got to attend their Minecraft club for the first time since December, which was awesome.

We also had a fantastic field trip on Friday to a place called SkyZone. It's an indoor trampoline park. They have a huge trampoline court, a couple of dodgeball courts, a couple of cage ball games, a basketball slam dunk thingy and a neat foam area...think ball pit, but with awesomely soft foam pieces. :) Anyway, the kids all a great time and I loved hanging out with the moms!

This week they will continue with their schooley stuff, but we have a lot of out-of-the-house activities too. Monday is archery club, Wednesday is their last Nature Science class of this school year and Thursday is Bailey's last Master's class of this school year. On top of that, we will be getting ready for our annual Florida trip. It always occurs around this time of year, but we are going down a little later than normal. The boys and I are heading down on Monday the 12th with Tracy and her boys. We will pick up Jen and Kaylee on Wednesday the 14th, then finally, the hubs and Scott will head down on Friday the 16th. We will come home on the 25/ this a longish vacay for us, and we're super excited!

You know what else usually occurs this time of year? The season finales for our TV shows. And we have LOTS of them. I have no shame. I know many people feel like TV watching is a waste of time and brain cells, or that it can't possibly be "family time." But I disagree. I couldn't even begin to tell you how many conversations we've had about real life situations because of the TV shows we watch. Everything from love and acceptance, to bullying, to the mind of criminals. We've talked about the TV shows when we weren't watching them as well. Character development, plot outlines and contextual clues that we've seen/heard throughout the season about where things are going...all of that is totally educational, right?



Whatevs. I'm sticking to it's chock full of learnin'. :P

I think the biggies for us this year, the ones that have us biting our nails and whining because we can't wait to see how things play out, are Arrow, Supernatural, Grimm and Elementary. There are others of course, but these are the favorites.

Do you have some that you are counting down to the finale for? Tell me about them. I really can't have too many shows in my rotation, lol.

Ok. That's it for now. I need to forage for food (heehee) and try to conquer Mount Laundry. Until next time, have a great week!

By the way...linking up again with the LHSHS blog hop! Won't you join us? :)


Jackie P said...

I think your name must be Katie Busy. :) You guys have so much going on ALL the time. What fun.

My t.v. addictions are Marvel--Agents of Shield and The Blacklist.

Thanks for linking up with us again this month at the HSHS Blog Hop.


Katie Shuler said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jackie! We love Agents of Shield as well! I haven't seen The Blacklist yet, but I know I will eventually. I love James Spader! :)