|Her smile makes me smile.|
|Calvin already loves books!|
6:30 am Wake-up call. I get up 30 to 45 minutes earlier, which is fine because Calvin always wants to nurse then anyway.
|Measle and Monk climbing at a local children's science museum.|
|Twinkle Toes doing some major building.|
|Practicing to be a cowboy someday.|
|And what's a cowboy without his cowgirl?|
1-4 pm Rest time. This is about an hour longer than our rest time during the school year, but then we're getting up earlier now, too. Lucie and Calvin nap during this time while the big kids read books, play video games (1 hr max), or listen to books on CD. This is the first summer in several years that I'm not requiring my kids to read a certain amount of time each day. That said, we went to the library yesterday and all my readers are busy reading for fun and prizes. So, reading lots is still a goal, I'm just going about it a bit differently this year. This way they don't "have to", they "get to". Twinkle Toes (10), Measle (7), and Prince (5) all have Summer Bridge workbooks they're working through, too. They insisted I buy them so I'm insisting they complete them! Monk (11) and Twinkle Toes (10) also practice typing with the Mavis Beacon typing program daily. And the three older kids are continuing with their Greek this summer. It only takes the kids about 45 minutes to do their Summer Bridge, Greek, and typing each day. (I told you I'm no tiger mom:). Add in 30 minutes of piano/violin practice and they've still got plenty of time left over for the lazy days of summer.
|Can you read Calvin's shirt? It says "Star of Mommy's Blog". And he is!|
Evenings are for family and hospitality. Tuesdays are still reserved for Bible study and Wednesdays for church, but the rest of our evenings this summer are free! Big D and I agree that we want to practice hospitality more this summer while everyone is on more of a relaxed schedule. We're looking forward to this!
|It looks to be an amazing summer!|
What's your summer schedule like?