We spent yesterday taking the kids to Kennywood. They really enjoyed all the rides in Kiddieland. Oldest will be big enough next year for a select few of the adult rides. Youngest surprised us by keeping clean pnts almost all day, big deal while potty training. Today is slated for low-key recovery.
I took my GFG in the car as my travel quilting and almost completed a whole rosette. I started the project while pregnant with youngest almost three years ago and have been plugging along since then. The goal is a queen sized quilt (7x9 rosettes) and I am just approaching th halfway point. It was so easy to cut all the patches for English Paper Piecing by using jelly rolls and charm squares. This will be eventually handquilter and finished with a knife edge. The backside will have a ribbon of hexes running along the edge. Hard to describe but if I do it right it I'll be both pretty and unusual.
Hopefully my boss will be stopping by this week to quote a house addition for us. It will be a story and a half attached garage. The room above the garage will be unfinished for now but eventually will be for media/pool table and for home schooling should we go this route. The other option is to finish it as a MIL suite should our parents need to move in with us. We have time to decide but it seems advantageous to have the apace available to us while we are doing the work.
I have decided to try and keep this year simple for " home school". I have ordered Little Hands to Heaven for the kids and we will work at establishing a schedule. They need plenty of play time but I think if I work at keeping a routine the nap/bedtime issues might sort themselves out. I'm planning to have them fed and dressed, followed by Bible time. Free playtime to follow while I do a few chores. The work together on an activity/game before lunch. Memory work before being dismissed from the table at lunch/dinner. More free time and stories before naps. Before bed I'd like to do a bible review with Dad. I'm hoping to create some flow to the day. I looked at an additional curriculum for the oldest but I'm not ready to plunge him into a bunch of worksheets. Maybe later.