But homeschooling at the house is actually fun and productive (well sort of). The boys enjoyed the "recess" (and what a "school yard" to play in!) and Liam is diligent with raising his hand ( on his own accord!) to ask to go to the bathroom and calls me Mrs. Latham and Sean is much more relaxed and doesn't resist (as much). Today is our 3rd day at the house homeschooling, so we'll see if this positive attitude out lasts the novelty. We are mainly working on math, reading, and language arts and tossing in other stuff as they come. Kris gave them an impromptu lesson on different wild berries that grow here- the boys loved it! Eating berries right from the bush!
I try to get the boys to comment on everything they are experiencing but it just doesn't seem accessible to them (I'm not sure if being "reflective" is a development stage they haven't reached or just not of interest to them)- they are focused on the dogs and cats and running around. It's the first thing Sean does in the morning- wakes up and runs out to say hello to the dogs and the cat Pickles. He loves to just sit with them, be with them and watch. We've joked that he is like a dog whisperer! Both boys are loving this incredible yard to run around in- rocks and paths, ponds and hiding places and the freedom to run around- "priceless" as they say! (they have not missed any toys! Sticks, dogs and space are plenty enough.)
The Van has come back from the shop- safely put back in safe, basic running order by an older German mechanic that knows what to do with our type/age vehicle. It was a little tense for awhile ( found out that we have been driving it with a gas leak over the exhaust!).
Eric has been sequestered to work for Kris and I'm hanging with the boys - enjoying being a full time Mom (part time teacher!)
Here are a few pics from around here:
(big mass of grey rock- 2nd largest chunk of rock in the world.. 1st is Rock of Gibraltar)
with view of Garibaldi Peak (it's actually a Volcano!) in the background
Have a great weekend everyone!