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!
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.