10 June 2011

The Weekly Wrap-Up: Summertime Is Here

What a week! It's been a literal whirlwind!

And it's been a few weeks since I posted a *weekly wrap-up*. Isn't that how it is when summertime hits? If I thought things were going to slow down a bit, I was sorely mistaken.

We have *officially* completed our school year. However, while we are taking a bit of a break this first part of the month, we are continuing our history and science throughout the summer. With math exercises and lots of reading thrown in for good measure.

This week was The Princess' Girl Scout summer day camp and, boy, was she ever excited! Something about packing a lunch, hiking and making crafts...:)

And since Mr. B was a bit bummed about his big sis being gone on Monday, we met a friend and her son and went to see a *magic* show at the library. The boys had so much fun!

Vince was out of town last weekend, but he hit some yard sales while he was gone and found The Princess a clone trooper helmet for $2! He was so excited because this meant he could get out his Darth Vader helmet and Mr. B could get his Boba Fet helmet out and they could do battle! See how things are at our house? Yes, we're Star Wars nerds:)

Then came Mr. B's 6th birthday smack in the middle of this busy week. And we spent the whole day celebrating! He was pretty excited about his cake and his cupcakes. Not that you can't tell that from the expression on his face...

Yep, pretty excited! He kept saying "this is the best birthday ever!" Of course, he says that every year~it's so cute!

After a birthday lunch we took the kiddos to the local park's pool to cool off (we are having ridiculous high temps here already!). My kiddos are part fish and they had SO much fun swimming the day away.

Friday we took a bit of a road trip to Hot Springs, AR, and met up with The Princess' Girl Scout troop for a day at the Mid-America Science Museum. It was really great! Somehow I wasn't even aware of this museum until last year and I was very excited to take the kids. It didn't disappoint! We all loved it! I'll be posting more on our visit here next week.

Before we headed home we made one more stop at the Hot Springs National Park and toured one of the bathhouses. It was so interesting! We were all pretty worn out by the time we wrapped things up, but it was worth the stop. A post will be forthcoming on that asap.

And now I'm looking forward to sleeping in and having a day at home~catching up on the housework, etc. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my little early bird (Mr. B!) will sleep in (please, please, please!).

This post is linked to the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Phyllis said...

I wish I was a kid in your family -it looks like you have SO much fun! I love the Lego cake and I just might try to make one like it for my son the end of this month. Swimming, Star Wars play, magic show...wow! So much goodness.

Our Side of the Mountain said...

What a cool cake! My 6-year-old would LOVE it! LOL And we're pretty big on Star Wars here too! Those masks would be tons of fun! Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up!