Friday, November 6, 2009

Extra-Curricular Activities

Well, I've definitely over-done it this year. In my attempt to make sure the girls are "socialized" (not like that was really the motive, but I have to make up some excuse)... I have over-socialized our calendar. But, we're sure having fun in the process. Hang on... it's gonna be a bumpy ride of extra-curricular activities:

Monday: Ava has soccer practice (aka P.E.)
Caroline is in Club 19:14 Speech and Debate
Caroline has Youth Bible Study (Erich has fun teaching)
(whew, I'm already tired... and Caroline's basketball season is coming up)

Erich coaching sweet Ava

Tuesday: Caroline and Ava are in Sonflower Literature Club (Caroline studying Shakespeare's "MacBeth" and Ava studying Myths and Legends)

Olivia and Caroline are matchy-matchy at Lit. Club

On the opposite Tuesdays, a few of us get together to study Apologia's Zoology. We have a blast!

Bug pinning... gross (only to me, not to them)

Of course, Caroline (the deprived child whose mother didn't bring a bug collection) had to add to the Donnelly’s. She caught a HUGE bumblebee, doused it in alcohol and performed acupuncture the pinning.

Wednesday: Piano lessons with Ms. Kristin Yost (she is an exellent teacher and the girls just love her)!

Since I don't have pics of the girls at lessons, how about pics of the girls in front of the piano?  :)

Ava is beaming with joy!

Thursday: FREE DAY!  (thank goodness... although we usually find "something" to do to fill it up)

We fill it with fun field trips (this one at the Dallas World Aquarium)...

...  or swingin' on the Donnelly's front porch

... or something real fun like going to the dentist to get a tooth pulled! 

Friday: Ava is in a Word of Mouth Drama class and then goes to Art Class
Caroline is usually working on her speech or baking some yummy treats while Ava is gone.  :)

Showing off her "whoopi pies"... notice that one is already missing (I think in Erich's tummy)

Oh, and I forgot to mention our monthly American Girl Bookclub.  Last quarter we read all the Kaya books and had fun making tee-pees, corn husk dolls and going to the Wycliffe Bible Translators Museum.

Olivia and Ava getting ready to make their corn-husk dolls

Caroline and Jade show off their dolls

Don't know which is creepier: the snake skin or the red eyes?!

This quarter they are studying Felicity and they got off to a good start today sewing potpourri sachets and writing with quill pens and ink.  Looking forward to the girls making samplers and their tea party.  Colonial days seem so elegant (nevermind the fact that there was no indoor plumbing or deodorant)!

Do they look like homeschoolers Colonial girls or what?!

Olivia and Ava concentrating on their backstitch

Yep... those are our extra-curricular activities in a nut-shell.  We don't get out of the house much, do we?!  :)

Have a blessed day!


ejdred said...

Great pics Britt! I LOVE that you have a blog. I can see what we are doing too :)

The Wileys! said...

What a great post! Love it!

I also L-O-V-E the American Girl books. :-)

and I love you!