Thursday, May 2, 2013

What We've Been Doing

I miss my blog. My time is so limited. But I refuse to give it up. It's my family record! Here's what we've been doing....

Last Sunday we took a picnic lunch to a nearby park. They've recently renovated it and added these rides. Soon a group of 4 village boys joined us. They were very entertaining. They jumped on the merry-go-round and got it spinning faster and faster. Soon, Sweet Cheeks wanted off. When the one boy saw his brother (or buddy) had made it go too fast for her, he started fighting his brother. Soon, a 4 person brawl began. Later, the boys (from about 7-10 years old) stripped down (all the way) and jumped into the fountains there. They'd play in the water, then hop back on the swings. Yes, they provided us with a bit of entertainment that day.
 CC went for a bike ride on the anniversary of his big crash last Spring. He decided to take a picture of the very spot where he crashed. On that spot, he found this big turtle...with a big crack. He came back telling us he must have hit the turtle rather than a rock!
 I took my students to an University here that does a little presentation on space. Then the kids got to look through the giant telescope (with a filter) and see the sun and its spots.

 We then had a little picnic on the grounds.
 We finished up a little early, so we had the buses bring us back to our neighborhood. I stopped at a little market and let them all choose an ice cream and play at the park behind our school. I got lots of hugs and thank you's. Field trips wear me out, but it was fun.
 CC has been getting some great bike rides on the weekends. It literally went from being in the 30's at night to the 80's in the daytime. I think we skipped Spring! This week he rode 38km, to this lake, around it, and back.
 And finally, my little doll accomplished something big. Her teacher challenged them to read 100 books this year. She read her 100th book yesterday, and is the first to turn in her completed list in her class. Way to go, Sweet Cheeks!


Anonymous said...

Now this was a great post. Lots of variety. I miss you blogging as often also. Busy seems to be the word of the day with everyone. I am only commandeering four young adults and think I have no brainpower left. Ha. You just wait until college comes. We have two at once this year! This is the second time this has happened. David and I looked at some of our clothing the other day and found holes.....we laughed and both said we're destined for more of those until these kids get through school.


Anonymous said...

P.S. looking at the sun is too cool......yeah for Eva.

Tara G. said...

Please let Sweet Cheeks come play at my house!!! :)

The Niemeyer Nest said...

I know what you mean about a blog being a family record but there is just not enough time for everything. You win best teacher award for ice cream!!!

Rachel said...

Ooo! I want to take that field trip. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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