Chairs are arranged. Alphabet letters decorate the wall. Calendar is hung. Lesson plans are ready.
Today is the first day of DEVUYST's SCHOOL of LEARNING. On Saturday I told the kids that we had only one day left of summer vacation. Abigail's response was, "Can't we start tomorrow?" After two years of homeschooling her enthusiasm for learning hasn't waned. Matthew is so proud that he is now big enough to start kindergarten. He found every book he could to put in his book nook.
Before we ended the summer holiday, we celebrated Abigail's 7th birthday.
We took a short vacation in Hungary with our friends from Romania.
Saturday we were invited to a friend's 5th birthday party in which the kids needed to come as knights and princesses. I quickly put together a knight's costume for Matthew which he would hardly take off.
One advantage to homeschooling is that we can vacation when everyone else is in school and therefore prices and crowds drop. At the end of August and beginning of September we are planning a two-week vacation to Holland. Having booked 6 months in advance, we got a huge savings on a week's accommodation at Center Parcs: Het Meerdal - a European chain of resorts. The list of activities for children is astounding. I can hardly wait!
So, I guess there's still some summer vacation awaiting us...after a month of school!