This week I want to include a super fun science experiment (which will totally work towards some Cub Scout goals Adisson has) and a really neat art lesson. I feel like the incredible busy-ness of our lives tends to push the fun stuff aside and I want to be very purposeful in that regard this week.
I also want to work on my own writing and have considered a blogging course. I like to blog and while I hold no desire to be a blogger that gains hundreds of thousands of followers (well....maybe some desire...imagine being that good at writing so that many people kept coming back!?), I know I want to be a better blogger. Sometimes, I feel like my whole life is consumed by the four guys I live with that I'm left with VERY little time for anything other than dishes, laundry, cooking, etc. I know the boys are still young and this is just the season of our life right now...it's just so tiring. Better time management could lead to some better hobby management. :)
Tomorrow night, I'm heading to a Mom's Night Out for homeschooling mamas. I'm so very excited. But I'm a little apprehensive. Sometimes, I feel like because I don't necessarily look like other homeschoolers, then they aren't as accepting as I would like. Because I'm a younger mom (because typically, moms of kids that are Adisson's age are a little older), I feel like I'm not taken seriously. This is my 6th year homeschooling. I'm no pro at it (CLEARLY), but this ain't my first rodeo, either! I'm just hoping for some open minded homeschoolers tomorrow night.
Anyway, our weekend was spent with company and it was so great! My in-laws came down to visit and it was exciting to show them our new house. This weekend was also our Cub Scout Pinewood Derby for our pack. Adisson has had his car design in his mind for a very long time and I think he was pretty happy with it. Our Pack also invites siblings and parents to build a race a pinewood derby car. Zander was SO EXCITED to get to make a car. We decided to have one for Jax, too so he didn't feel left out. On registration night, Adam decided to grab one of his old derby cars and race it, too, just for fun!
And let me tell you, the McGhee boys had an AMAZING time at the Pinewood Derby!
Adisson's Light Speed Racer, Zander's Money Machine, and Jaxon's Black Coffee.
|Zander got Third Place!!!|
The siblings were ranked as well and Z-Wally ended up with third!!!
|Adisson wearing his First Place Medal!!|
Each den had a top three and they were awarded medals! He's so happy!
|Adam received First Place for his race, too! :)|
|And here's my "baby" with his trophy, after he won FASTEST CAR IN THE PACK!|
Anyway, this week, Adisson's going to be working on a writing piece for a local writing contest. I would love for his work to be chosen to be included in their anthology. One time, in high school, I worked so hard on a writing piece and it was chosen for the school's anthology and it was about the best thing that happened to me in high school (ugh...let's not open that can of worms). Plus, it will really give us a chance to go over writing rules so it's a dual purpose exercise.
It's been a long, but fun weekend. After yesterday's Derby and today being filled with an Easter egg hunt, coloring 3 dozen eggs, and spending the weekend with our super awesome company, I'm ready for bed.
When I give you our weekly update next weekend, I want to be able to say that we worked hard and had an awesome week of school. That would make me a happy homeschooling mama. :) Here's hoping...