Monday, October 6, 2014

Cook Out, Birthday, Zoo Field Trip ( A Week in Review #7)


The second & third weeks in September held some fun out-of-the-ordinary days for us. Well, the first week did too, but I've already posted about when the relatives came!

We spent a weekend in Quinter, KS enjoying yummy meals and fellowship in a couple different friends' homes, plus a church potluck. We also brought home a bed frame for Riley's room that had been hauled out from Virginia.


We picked a few beautiful pears off our neighbor's tree. Most of them were too high or rotting from wasps, but we did can 7 quart and munched some fresh.

The ladies Bible study I've been attending finished up the book No Other Gods by Kelly Minter. It was a very good, thought provoking study and always fun to share it with other gals!

Riley had basketball practice on Tuesdays & Thursdays for a couple hours in the afternoon. The rest of us have spent lots of time at the library waiting to bring him home (except Daddy who is working late in corn harvest).

Every Friday we attend a homeschool coop class where the students learn three subjects. I'm teaching one of Riley & Annie's classes: Jr High Art. Then we take lunch to the park and enjoy the beautiful weather together!

A different homeschool group held a campfire picnic at Lazy B Ranch.



We had picked apples and made 33 quarts of applesauce & 10 pints of apple butter on Annie's 12th birthday, barely finishing in time for her special supper of Italian ham pineapple sub, oven fries, taco pinwheels, and candy cupcake faces.






Annie attended a special tween program at the library where she made a duct tape wallet and pen flower.

The whole family got up very early and spent the day in Wichita.  First stop, IHOP for scrumptious pancakes! Except for me, who scarfed cheesy ham & bacon, egg crepes.



We shopped awhile for basketball paraphernalia, and also hit a Goodwill store, before joining other homeschoolers at the special priced zoofari day.

apes are always fun

elephants

Australian bird

tortoise


Oops! The bear is hidden behind Riley

impressively active tiger


We gathered with friends for 3rd Friday worship & dessert.

Annie baked and sewed again for Saturday morning's farmer market.


 Those are our September highlights!

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