Friday, February 24, 2012

President's Week at the Stewyurt

This week we mostly "took off" from schooling as that is what most other kids seemed to be doing.  Some call it "ski week" and we did ski on Tuesday.  We also somehow did quite a bit as the kids' blogs indicate.  It reminds me of the "Learn Nothing Day" that famous homeschooler Sandra Dodd ironically promotes.

In addition to ultimate, Eli is trying to decide whether to play baseball again this season after a two-year hiatus.  He misses it and loves the game, but is worried he has "fallen behind" skill-wise and could let down his teammates.  We'll go check out a practice tomorrow.  What do you think he should do?  It is fun to see him getting excited about things: ultimate, skiing, bb guns.

Sophia and Grace are filling our home with kindness and art: Sophia with her knitting and Grace with her watercolors.  Their continued dedication to the animal kingdom is inspiring.  They are both reading voraciously.

I am so thankful for my children and the time to be with them. 

The school vacation time has meant visitors!  Hip hip hooray :)  Even more, Juliana has had a nice stretch of no work.  Unfortunately, sometimes we are having so much fun that we forget to take pictures, but here are a few:

 One of the twins does not belong.  Can you tell which one?

Spring is visiting (and has been almost all winter), but promises to leave for a while so we can get some more rain here and snow in the mountains.

A number of you have expressed concern about the horrible accident we witnessed that Ju blogged about yesterday.  It was awful to see first hand life becoming no more so suddenly.  Moments before, a red Mustang sped by us in the passing lane.  I barely gave it any notice.  Then that.  Though it was terrible and nurse Juliana was one of the first on the scene, the kids and I were able to avoid seeing too much gory detail.  But we did see someone dead.  It is so much worse for the victims and their families; our prayers go out to them.  Drive safely!


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