Thanks again for all the concern and prayers for Colt. We did have another visit to the ER on Saturday night, but all the hives are gone now. We never did figure out what it was, but he remembered playing soccer in the grass last Wednesday. I'm wondering about that now, but we really don't know.
I can't wait to share pictures and maybe even a video from Joy's dance recital with you this week, but first, I'm going to finish a post that I started awhile ago and never finished on our last homeschool outing. We had lots of fun. I hope you enjoy it! (Warning..there are LOTS of pictures)!
A few weeks ago, we had our last meeting of the school year.....a "bat" field trip to the local state park, a picnic, playground fun, and some field games too.
Here the kids were divided into two different groups (older and younger kids) playing the "bat game", using their "echolocation skills" to find the moths inside the circle! All of the people making the circle were the trees. There were two "moths" inside the circle. The bat was blindfolded and was inside the circle. He or she had to say "bat" and everytime he did, the moths had to answer back "moth", thus the bat could locate his moths and tag them. If he touched a tree, they of course, had to answer tree! The kids had a blast and everyone had a turn at being a tree, a bat, and a moth. Oh, the things that make children happy! :)
Here's our group picture taken that day....the CHEF Eagles! :)
Next up, was our picnic.
One of our moms had a birthday that day (Jane), so a fellow homeschooling mom (Kim) made bat cupcakes to celebrate. Aren't they cute?
The kids had a blast just playing on the playground!
But after we rounded them all up, we still had more fun...a couple of team games. Homeschool mom, Jayne, was in charge of the first one. The kids were divided up into six teams. Without knowing what they were going to do, they were asked to come up with a team captain from each team. The captains were brought to the front and fitted with a protective "garbage bag cape".
I think they were a little curious at this point!
Then....each captain was given a shower cap....but not just any ole shower cap...these were fashionable and colorful shower caps! And they were nice enough to reserve the pink ones for the boys! :)
I think the captains were getting a little worried by this point!
Then each captain's shower cap was covered with shaving cream. Some were having second thoughts about being a captain by now. Hmmm.....maybe being a captain isn't what it's cracked up to be! :)
Every team member was given a sandwich baggie full of cheetos. Can you guess what happened next?
At the starting signal, the team members were to shower their team captain's head with cheetos. At the ending whistle, they all stopped. The team that managed to land the most cheetos on their captains head was the winner!
I think the winning team plastered about 40 something cheetos to their captain's head! (It wasn't' Joy's team, by the way). :)
Homeschooling mom, Lori, was in charge of the next game. The kids were divided into pairs this time. One was given a garbage bag cape again; The other was given a jello cup. The one with the jello was to stand behind the one with the cape and be his arms and feed him/her the jello at the starting signal.
They were short one kid, so Ms. Brandy offered to be Joy's partner...what a sport!
I think the winners (Kasey and Molly Grace) must have inhaled theirs!
We had lots of laughs and fun the entire day! It was a wonderful ending to a great school year. I just love our homeschool group...and am thankful for the unity that we share.
And to wrap up such a nice day, one of the family's sweet kids, Dunnivan, Suzanna and Dison, presented both Lori and I with flowers to thank us for coordinating the group. Wasn't that sweet? I've really enjoyed having these pretty flowers (that lasted a long time too) in my kitchen! What a cheery addition they made!
Then on the way home, my friend, Lori, and I stopped by a shop that we had passed called Hillbilly Treasures. I found more wooden spoons and a crock jug...and Lori found several platters.
So, now our summer vacation is "officially" in full swing, although real learning never stops.......right?