clearly, this is long overdue!
i’m writing this during the cold november rain, so it warms my heart a little to look back over summer sunshine and fun! and of course, learning.
i’m mostly relying on photographic evidence to remind me of what we did all those long months ago… i know we took a wednesday morning off and went to the aquarium together for $5 local day, and enjoyed some time with the puffins, the sea otters, the seals and sea lions, and of course, caught a few pokemon. we hiked around the community college enjoying nature (and pokemon) as well.
rich motivated quinn to help pick up the apples in the orchard by referring to them as pokeballs needing harvesting.
checking out marine mammal artifacts and parts at an aquarium exhibit.
karate in street clothes; karate with mama; karate on the beach
soccer and kids camping with friends!
pear upside down cake, baked with
pokeballs pears from the yard.
designing, building, painting, and playing with his new minecraft lego habitat. there was also extra paint that got used for an art project on a board.
happily lugging around a chunk of conglomerate.
a found duck, found bird prints, little green crab, and whales lurking in the surf zone.
someone was waiting for mama, so he found a comfortable perch underneath a waterfall to ponder life.
borrowed baby to read to. love that he got to spend part of his summer with camp boss, and baby koala bear.
art projects, mapping for pokemon go irl game, photography practice, and a certified cherry pitting specialist.
first day of fourth grade!
second week of fourth grade… in new york! studying many things…
…like barn repair, pomology, minecraft, tree climbing…
…basketball, grandson stuff, cousin stuff, more tree climbing…
…more pomology, more tree climbing, mushrooms…
…the oregon trail, certified soap assistant technician, kickball…
i loved walking in from a walk to find the two self-motivated learners camped on the porch making games and identifying apples.
fun with food… bulbasaur apple pie, biscuits and jam, certified carrot crinkle cutting technician.
he is listening to percy jackson while reading mokie and bik. certified literary multitasking technician.
karate and more karate. a fun-filled day camp day of karate in corvallis, complete with broken boards and traditional trip to laughing planet. quinn also earned another tip on his blue belt.
bayou and beach walks…
and a harrowing dungeons and dragon mission completed! his character finally excavated the dragon skeleton i hid for him months and months ago, and hatched his found dragon egg. he also obtained some dragon-hide pants and boots, and other miscellaneous dragon-related items, as well as slaying all orcs in hickory glen. as soon as he had unearthed the skeleton, i realized i had not foreseen and built into the dungeon all the eventual needs: “now i need to look for wood and metal ore to build a museum for the dragon skeleton!” see, i’m learning all the time, too.