We recently ended the 2015-2016 school year. We, of course, started this school year in Kentucky and ended it in Italy. I am so proud of these little angels for their perseverance, willingness and positivity. They have kept me sane the last 6 months! I must also say, homeschooling has kept us all sane. School having continuity kept us from getting extremely frazzled. We have even started a chore chart with math worksheets every week, just to keep us fresh, learning and busy!
He finished his 1st grade workbook! Yay Little J! No more phonics for this guy. :)
Every occasion deserves a silly face photo, don't ya think?!?!
KK delivering her report on the Plains Indians - specifically the Blackfoot Tribe
J Jr. is presenting the Five Civilized Tribes - Chickasaw in particular
Because they did such a good job with school, and because we hadn't been there before, we went to the Car Museum after church the next Sunday. I must say, it is a well-planned and laid out museum. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also enjoyed my kebab plate from the local kebab joint...but that is not part of the museum!
This guy never wanted to disembark from the ride. Trust me, it wasn't that exciting. I guess when you are 6, any ride is exciting!
Around this time, we also went on a hike to Casa Canada. This house was the house the Canadian team used for the 2006 Olympics. It is at a pretty amazing location where many people go to rock climb. While we were there, a helicopter came to rescue a man that had fallen and hit his head. They were afraid of a heart attack, so wouldn't allow him to climb back down. It was a pretty cool thing to see, especially since the man was in good spirits and looked pretty good when he passed us on the stretcher.
Sign for Casa Canada
A crooked, majority of the family picture...someone was itchy from the weeds
Do boys always have to do a fighting warrior pose? Yes, I think they do!
He fell in love with this tree. The itching was gone by this time.
One is in warrior/fight pose, the other is in "I don't want to fall off this rock" pose
This guy feels every rock is conquerable...so far, he's been right.
Tired from the hike up
It is hard to see...but there is a rock climber on there. If you can zoom in, I think he's on the edge in bright clothes.
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Safe travels and get well to our injured fellow hiker
I'm not sure if I've posted this to the blog or not...but it is worth the viewing. The kids have become obsessed with Weird Al (my fault, totally my fault!) and came into the kitchen dressed like this one day. They were doing their rendition of "I'm Fat". HAHAHAHA
KK is the class clown but a little modest when it comes to pics...she was hiding behind Jacob in all of them!
I think that is everything from before our Venice trip. One of these days I will post about that trip. Today is not that day! Un abbraccio!