So Silas, and a few of his best buddies, started Joy School. I can't say enough good things about Joy School. I love it, and Silas loves it too. This was on his first day.
WE ♥ SCIENCE CLUB! In our homeschool group, we have Science club, and it is awesome. Our big group of moms and kids meet weekly with a different topic chosen by a group of moms who prepare hands on art/experiments/lessons to help teach the topic. It is wonderful, educational and always a blast. Here is Jude creating a galaxy during space day.
Some days I am pretty desperate for adult interaction. Like, um, really desperate. Maybe that makes me a loser, but I kind of thrive when I get to interact with adults. I love my children, but I really need me some friend time now and again. But then there are times, when I really just want to go to the park and be alone with my kids, and these pics were from one of those days.
the little diva taking a bit of a nap.
the joy in his face says it all.
We decided to meet up with friends at the Children's Discovery Museum in Sausalito. It was a fun time. Definitely will go back. The boys had a blast and no one threw a fit when we left. I think I am getting smarter with how we leave fun places. "We need to get home and beat daddy, and tell him all about our fun day," is proving to be an effective way to get my kids to go home.
You can't see it yet, but in the picture below, at some point a whole bunch of glitter glue was spilled on the floor next to Jude, who later slipped and fell right in it. So pretty with sparkles all over his face.
And this fabulous courtyard with giant tinker toys! Heaven!
Here we are with our Joy School buddies learning about nature and, can you guess what they were painting? Trees. Kids really need the chance to make beautiful little messes. Paint is the best. I can't wait for our pumpkin-painting tradition this next week.
And if all this wasn't fun enough, we cashed in our money jot during family night and announced what we are going to do with the money: trip to Disneyland! See, our kids didn't even know that place existed, now they are pretty excited. Hopefully it will be as magical to them as it is to us. I haven't been there in over 10 years, and JD hasn't been there since he was 13 or something. I think the whole dumping of the coins into the machine was just as exciting as the announcement.