I have a simple schedule. It's on paper - yet there are no set times, other than trying to hit meals when they should basically happen and naps (2-ish). Here's my basic plan:
Yet how can I even get through this schedule (including my own household chores) when THESE types of distractions are happening?!?
All of a sudden, accompanied by raucous honking, two Canadian geese arrive in our pond.
They swam around for a while, just checkin' out the perimeter.
Then they really begin a scouting mission.
It was soon apparent why these two geese were being so cautious.
~A lovely family~
The original two geese kept a close eye out the whole time the family was visiting.
(yes, I've heard geese can be mean ~ I've warned my children. The Goose Family made one more visit this evening, so we shall see if they return or begin to cause a problem...)
Then there's my terribly talented 7yod who loves to scoop up tadpoles!
(my 8yo is too chicken - he doesn't like to touch *gross* stuff)
Off course, we *had* to investigate!
They both have cute lil' froggie hind-legs ~ and we learned a lot on-line and in our readings.
As a home educatin' family, you know we just HAD to make a school project out of it.
And the garden. Here's some lettuce sprouting up ~ my 5yod can't wait!!
I'm personally very excited about red onions, yellow onions, green onions!
My carrot "patch" ~ those seeds are TINY ~ I will need to do some *serious* thinning when the time comes.
My early-girl tomato plant ~ she's doing the best of the bunch after our COLD start.
I may just have to replace a few of the others....live & learn.
And these brambles, out back, by the woods. What are they?
I'm kinda hopin' for some kind of edible berry...
...'cause there are TONS of 'em!!
I guess even with my basic, easy-going schedule....I need to remain flexible. When Selah came running in talking about tadpoles, well, there went the next 3 hours, easily!! Of course, it's "Science", right?! And we still managed read-aloud's and math, so I'm FINE with that!
Plus dinner was BBQ Chicken on the grill w/ rice (homemade BBQ sauce to boot - go honey!!) and Lemon Cheesecake Squares for dessert.....I'm not sure it gets much better than that in one day :)
I'm exhausted, but it's a GOOD exhausted~