This week included Amber's regular allergy shot, which takes up more time than you'd think, plus dealing with Amber having non-allergic rhinitis all week. We now own stock in Kleenex, or we should. But allergy shot day was our only completely productive day, and that's just sad.
Then there was a homeschool group field trip to a local-ish apple orchard for a hay ride, apple picking, bee keeping lesson and fun. Of course the kids all played on the "playground" at the farm after our tour. Local-ish means that we all pretend it is close and it's in our county still, I think, but it took 45 minutes to get there.
|Apple Picking and Hay Ride|
However, the apple picking field trip was an overall bonus because Amber made a new friend in our homeschool group. The new friend doesn't participate in the co-op classes, but will be at many of the other sponsored activities. I'm just so thrilled to see Amber happy with kids her age again and not terrified that everyone will reject her (I personally still have issues to deal with from the last parochial school too).
Sadly, recovery day was also flute lesson day and confirmation class, so it was not as calm as one would hope. That's going to be a theme this week.
Homeschool co-op class day is always a long day that will be even longer for a while because Fred and I have our foster/adoptive parent class that evening. Amber goes straight from co-op to my mom's house and waits for me to pick her up after what should be her bedtime. So, as expected she was pretty much dead to the world this morning, which should have been a recovery day. But again, she had only a recovery morning.
This afternoon was the homeschool group's Teen min-golf activity. Of course Amber won't miss that because she loves all her friends and, well, I'm one of the teen group organizers and this was my activity. Amber is still sniffling and it was warmer than predicted. I tried to encourage Amber to stay in the shade and sit when possible. That didn't happen until she was already past the point of no return and had pushed her heart too far. By then she felt awful and wanted to go home, but guess what? I was the organizer and needed to stay until all the kiddos had been retrieved. Now Amber is a bit of a worn out mess that is resting and pretending that she will have energy for her busy weekend.
|(Left) Mini golf|
(Right) Playing Daddy's new game with him.. Daddy is a big Warhammer fan.
Did you know that tomorrow the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks movie is out in limited release? Yes, well around here that means one single showing on one single day. Sigh. I preordered tickets for Amber and her friends (and two sad parents that will be stuck in a theater watching MLP). Unfortunately, it's a morning showing so Amber doesn't even get a recovery morning tomorrow... or Sunday for that matter. Not to mention Amber has a friend's birthday party on Sunday afternoon.
Besides the single productive day, Amber did manage a subject here or there throughout the week, and confirmation class is built in religion time. But in case you are curious her totals for the week look like this: 3 math lessons, 2 grammar, 2 German, 2 medieval history, 1 science, 1 PE, 1 art (working on the sample project for my co-op class), 1 flute lesson + practice time (hey.. it counts), 1 confirmation class + studying for the test, 4 days of CNN student news, and her co-op classes.
|(TOP) We aren't big sports fans, but my sister's family is... can you guess who?|
(Bottom-Left) That's not rain.. or snow. It was the Monarch butterfly migration caught on radar.
(Bottom-Right) For my little Pinkie Pie Fan.
Next week we are going lower key and getting this child some rest and hopefully a whole bunch of school work completed too!