I've been concerned about "catching up" in our homeschool after the birth of Calvin, but yesterday I did something I almost never do. I gave the kids a snow day. There was hot chocolate involved, a visit to both Nana's and Grandma's houses, and plenty of playtime, but it wasn't all fun and games. The kids also shoveled Granny's sidewalk and driveway, Grandma's circle drive and walk, and Nana's sidewalk (we never did get around to doing ours).
Some of the kids didn't work quite as hard as some of the others.
This is my terrible attempt at showing our winter wonderland yesterday. I snapped this picture as I passed by our house on our way from Granny's to Grandma's.
We finished off our adapted homeschool day by watching Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce and the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. Again, I made an uncharacteristic decision that we would watch the movie together instead of reading the biography about Wilberforce. I don't have any regrets. It was a great day!