I was very happy to see the end of last semester. Linguistics was a great class, but very mentally draining, and I was looking forward to the summer. And we have had a good one. Busy? Definitely. But still good. Feel free to continue reading to get a quick overview of life this summer, or just skip to the end for the “Summer By Pictures” section.
Almost as soon as classes were over, I jumped into home school planning with a bang. We decided that in light of the fact that we’re going to be in Oklahoma for a big part of next semester and the kids will be unable to go to public school we would home school. That put us in the position of either trying to get ahead over the summer, or starting homeschooling while doing linguistics studies down in Oklahoma (ick!).
So while summer hasn’t really been a break from school per se, I think the kids have still had fun. We’ve had our good days and our bad days, but overall, I’ve been really encouraged to see how much the kids are learning.
Throw in a couple thousand miles of traveling, between visiting family and friends in Wisconsin and Texas, and you could say it’s been a different kind of summer. We’re enjoying being in “our” house for another week and a half before we start the semester back up by moving to Oklahoma for 7 weeks. The kids are traveling pros by this time.
A few adorable quotes from the kids, when arriving back at their house:
“I’m so happy to be in our big house!!!” ~ It’s a three bedroom.
“Our toys! Look, it’s my stuffed animals!!” ~ One thing about being gone for a long time… it’s like Christmas when you get back.
“It’s our Missouri home, it’s our Missouri home!!!” ~ All of their homes have labels. Wisconsin, Texas, their home-to-be in Africa… love my little mks.
Warning: Potential Picture Overload Following
The older two girls also had birthdays, just this week, but I didn’t have pictures of them with their cake. 8, 6, 4, and almost 2… the party just keeps going!!