Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Last Day of School

Last Thursday was our final day of school for the year! 180 days of work completed! I promised the kids a class party, complete with cupcakes, and eaten in our upstairs schoolroom. They were pretty excited! (Grandma sent party hats.)

After school was over we met the two aunts at Trader's Point Creamery to enjoy some ice-cream. Sitting on their garden patio was delightful!

And someone actually took a picture of me!

The kids watched the cows come in to be milked and later went into the milking parlor to see how it was being done.

Our busy day ended with the children's first piano recital. We have found a wonderful teacher for the children who reminds me very much of my own teacher as a teenager and her passion for music is being communicated to our kids. Fortunately, our teacher also teaches violin and viola, so we have plenty of options for the future!

The kids did very well at their recital and even seemed to enjoy it! Andrew can't wait for the next one. And now James is begging for lessons! I guess I'm going to have to try to teach him a few of the basics.....

We are well into our first non-school week. Everyone has new chores and I'm working on a long list of my own. The weather is cool and rainy, but much more pleasant than too hot!

We got the garden planted and two yards of mulch spread on Saturday. May is one of the nicest months in Indiana and everything is so green and lush. If only it could stay this way.


Rachel said...

Sounds like you're really enjoying the Spring. That Creamery place looks lovely - what a fun place to visit. Nice photo of you and Laura - you look so good and I love the party hats! Enjoy your break from school.

Lovella ♥ said...

Happy Summer time. You are looking so wonderful. You are such a good mom ..and I pray you continue to have the rest you need and the joy in each day.

jennie said...

I need to get the garden going, but keep putting it off. if I keep going it will be August and I will have missed it yet again.

Heather said...

Great job Heather! We're almost there too! Had a few days of no school because of my health, but we see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! I love that you had a last day party - very fun! You and your sweet baby look wonderful - great to see a picture of you both!

Mrs J said...

Always interesting to hear about your 'home school' . It's pretty unusual in the UK I think, compared with the US.