Yesterday was one of those fabulous day that makes it all worth while. We woke up knowing the Conference was going well (Kolbe Academy agreed to come!) and I was one day from done my college semester. Despite allergies, spring colds and such everyone was in a good mood.
In the morning we invited a new homeschooler over: helped them start their paperwork and made friends. Then we went off to local Mt. Tom and Bray Lake. The girls loved showing little cousin Jimmy the stream, frogs, turtles, geese, red winged black birds etc. We ate an eclectic lunch in the grass and had a lovely time.
We arrived home to find again how truly lovely our neighbors are. One of our smoke detectors is faulty-- it turns out-- and went off after we left. One called the fire dept and one made sure they saw there was no smoke and the went through a screen window rather than breaking down the door.
The grammar school girls spent the afternoon creating made-up dinosaurs and habitats out of paper and recycled materials for a co-op class. They even helped clean it up!