Week 29: Birthday Party, Spring Break, & More!!

It has been a busy two weeks:  so much going on, so little of it “school-y”.

The week of the 7th, our 29th week of school, was pretty normal until Friday.  L worked on math [multiplying 2 & 3 digit numbers by 2-digit numbers], spelling, vocabulary, free choice reading, some follow-up activities to  “Holes” by Sachar, started a structured paragraph in response, and did a little science including reading more of “Geology Rocks”and working on his lap book some more.

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He’s wrong, but I love his thinking. And he knows what an equation /should/ look like.  Also note the word family booklet in the background; he did read some of the words in there with me.

Thursday we celebrated his birthday.  I took some special treats to co-op to share with his friends there.  That evening we went out to a Mexican restaurant since L wanted tacos, then to Sweet Frog for dessert.

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Story Time at Co-op

Friday we took off to get ready for the party.  I had to get most of the party activities and goodie bags ready, plus some shopping and cleaning, and pick my sister and nephew up from the train station.

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Grammy brought matching PJs!

The party on Saturday was great.  I’m thinking of doing an entire post just on it since I think the collection of activities and decorations made for a nice Minecraft party, and others out there might be interested in hearing what we did.

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A Minecraft party deserves fine Minecraft art! [By C]

Sunday was my family’s annual “Eggroll Extravaganza”.  It originally started to celebrate  my brother’s birthday untold years ago, and now we celebrate both our birthdays together. Usually it’s in late February or March, but the weather this year didn’t cooperate, so we chose this weekend since Grammy, Auntie, and Cousin F were coming for L’s party anyway.  We cooked ~150 eggrolls for a party of ~20 people.  Great times, as always.

Monday we relaxed at the house and let the boys [including Cousin F who was still here] play with their new toys.

Tuesday was a miserable, rainy day.  Grammy took us out to breakfast then left to head back to WV.  The boys played back at our house for a bit  more before we took Auntie and Cousin F back to the train station.

Wednesday, the boys had pediatrician appointments, and later L had PE at the Y.

Thursday, I took the boys down to DC to visit the Natural History Museum with some friends.

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L chose the backdrop. :)

We saw the dino exhibit before it closes for 5 years.

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Ok, not a dino, but the exhibits are close to each other.

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He knew if he covered part of the sign it would invite people to sit, but I did have to help him figure out which words to cover.

Walked out on the Mall in beautiful weather to the Air & Space Museum, and grabbed lunch at a food cart before going in.  The boys explored the planes some before we headed back via one of the sculpture gardens to the Natural History to see the gems.

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Art appreciation!

We were pretty tired by then, so we didn’t spend as much time as I would have liked exploring the gems.  It meshed perfectly with our current unit study, but the boys were distracted by friends and tired, so it is what it is.

Friday, I spent the ENTIRE DAY catching up on laundry.  The boys played and I listened to StarTalk podcasts while I washed, dried, folded, and put away probably 7 loads of laundry.

Saturday, we took advantage of another beautiful day and went to Historic Ellicott City’s Spring Fair.  Lots of music and vendors, the stores and museums were wide open, and all sorts of people to see and watch.  We wandered down and up and then back down the main straight, did some shopping, had some popcorn, an early dinner, and some ice cream.  We came home and crashed–at least T and I did!

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The Bubble Man at Forget Me Not Factory is always a blast

Sunday was Easter.  The boys had baskets and an egg hunt.

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Then in the afternoon we went to T’s coworkers home for their annual egg hunt and party.  They do a really great ‘do.  We always have fun, and this year was no exception.

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They have a trampoline, the hit attraction for kids

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Before their egg hunt. Neither of my guys found the “golden egg”, but fun was had anyway.

 

 

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Roasting Peeps.

As I said, a busy 2 weeks!  I’m looking forward to settling back into routine.  Except that won’t happen this week.  Stay tuned!

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