Monday, May 5, 2008

Busy Weekend

We had a very busy weekend around here.
Princess woke up early on Saturday morning
and we took care of some things around the house.
I made coffee, and Princess and Farmer Dad decided
donuts would go well with it, so off they went to Dunkin Donuts.
We ate and then Farmer Dad had his Organic Gardening Club meeting.
Princess could not take being away from her Dad after a couple of hours,
so she begged and pleaded
for me to drive her up to the community garden plot.
This of course meant we were put to work.
I planted some beans, winter squash(pumpkin,butternut,acorn),
watermelon,sunflowers. We mulched with grass clippings and put
up a fence.It was the shorter one we used previously in our home garden.
Princess played with some play dough I keep in my bag while we worked.
We all drove back home and while we snuggled on the couch reading, she
fell asleep. Princess does not nap, so I know she was tired.
She woke up about 2 hours later only to fall back asleep in my lap.
I put her to bed, where she slept for another 2 hours. She stayed up until almost
2 am and although she was quiet, I was so tired. She woke up Sunday at about 10 am
and we had breakfast and she helped F.D. do some weeding in the front yard.
The two of us took a drive with my sister and picked up a film projector from freecycle.
We have been trying to find one for a while as we have some old films we wanted to watch.
We are hoping to figure it out later today. We headed over to the Zimmerly Art Museum
when we returned home for their annual Family Day. Princess passed on the face painting, caricaturist
and craft area to hang out in the children's book art area and draw. Then we finished the scavenger hunt
(clues in the paintings) and had some free ice cream outside. Back inside we listened to a story teller
and spent about an hour checking out the Indian Art exhibit they have right now.She really enjoyed walking around the campus to get back to our car, so we took the long way to maximize the enjoyment.
On the way home we picked up some tacos for dinner.My sister stopped by with our youngest brother
so we could see his new car and he kicked the soccer ball around with Princess for a bit.
Princess was sad to see them go and wanted to "do something", so the two of us drove over to the library
to pick up some holds and hang out for a bit. She enjoyed the new "egg" chairs they have in the children's section.
We left the libray before dark and walked around the pond to see the ducks.We also checked out the monuments and the gazebo. She was happy to tell Farmer Dad all about it when we arrived home.
We played dominoes and read some stories and then went to bed. It was a nice weekend, and maybe not as busy as some, but I was so tired it was too busy for me.


Belinda said...

I love all the pictures on your blog! Thanks for visiting mine. I think it is awesome when home schoolers share their journey':)

Happy Homeschooling,
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Gottfredsen said...

What a great weekend. You have been having a lot of fun things going on lately. Sorry I have not been around much. It has just been really busy here to.

Cher Mere said...

Isn't it sad when kids mess up their sleep cycle?

Your field trip looks great! Beautiful pictures.

amanda said...

Sounds like a busy and fun weekend. I liked seeing all of your pictures. Those egg chairs do look mighty cozy! And it is so much greener in NJ than it is here in MN. You have leaves on your trees--yay! Maybe ours are coming.

Mariposa said...

It is very picturesque.

Mark said...

I thought your families that homeschool would enjoy an educational indoor gardening adventure, growing the TickleMe Plant (Mimosa pudica). This activity was featured recently by the National Gardening Associations Kids Store,
If you want to give your homeschoolers an experience they will never forget, consider having them grow a TickleMe Plant. This is the plant that will close its leaves and lower its branches when you tickle it. They sprout in days and can be grown indoors any time of year. Just Google TickleMe Plants or go to for seeds and growing kits. The TickleMe Plant will encourage your child’s interest in plants and respect for nature.
Happy Growing,

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