The younger three kids are taking a puppetry class with Mrs Sandra at co op this year and they are having the BEST TIME. She does an amazing job coming up with ideas and helping the kids make them uniquely their own creations.
Dennis decided to try out for the Addams family musical this fall and got the part of Uncle Fester! He had SO MUCH fun with this role and did an amazing job. The whole cast was amazing and we ALL enjoyed the show! I love seeing my hubby pursue one of his passions and have such a good time!
Our annual mountain mamas and kiddos trip was a great success! We stayed at Blue Ridge Village again and had adventures each day.
Heather booked a tour at a working apple orchard and we had no idea what to expect but it turned out to be so neat! A lady did a presentation on butterflies and bugs then took the kids outside to explore.
then we had a hayride (minus the hay) and this man told us stories about the history of the orchard
And then this couple played mountain music for us and let each kid try out the banjo
they each got to try the apple peeler and eat an apple fresh from the orchard
There was also lots of hiking and waterfall viewing
and a stop at a really fun gem mine!
they had a couple of college students there to tell the kids about the rocks and gems they found
of course there was time on the Blue Ridge Parkway
and a visit to an alpaca farm where we got a really cool tour and learned at ton about alpacas and other animals
Thankful for the homeschooling flexibility to take extended field trips like this and the good friends that help make it happen!