We weren't originally going to take a Spring break, but the kids convinced me, and honestly, I enjoyed it so much. We had school as normal on Monday, and when the kids kept asking why we weren't on vacation like everyone else, I told them what they had to get done in order to take time off. You wouldn't believe the record time they got done their full week of Grammar, Spanish, and History. Even with the break, we did a lesson of Math every day.
We went roller skating with cousins. Here's some blurry shots of it.
Alyssa had a sleepover, Becca got the stomach flu, Marcus got an ear infection and the flu bug, and we just enjoyed not having to go to ballet, gymnastics, or soccer. It was so nice to not have to go anywhere!
We loved General Conference! The kids are getting so much better at sitting and listening, especially Alyssa. She loves watching Conference. We made french crullers, and played Conference Bingo. I love so many of the talks, and I can't wait to get the next Ensign so I can start reading them. They were all so powerful, and I learned so much.
We started up the next week as normal, and we actually had a really great day of school. We went to the library and the park with our friends, the Burtons, and enjoyed the sunshine. Tuesday was going well, except Alyssa woke up with her ear hurting, then school was quickly cancelled right after Literature when Alyssa started throwing up. We thought we were over it all, but Alyssa hadn't had her turn yet, I guess. We took Wednesday off from school, which was really nice, because I wasn't feeling well either. Then everyone was well enough for MCP and McGee on Thursday, and since the first half of the week was already shot, we cancelled school on Friday and spent the day Spring Cleaning.
We moved Ethan's bed into the school room that we don't have school in anymore, because he said that he's tired of being the one to clean up all of Marcus' messes. We stuck him in the short side of the room where the little green door is. He slept in it on Friday night and loved it, then asked if we could move him back last night, because he was lonely. So last night I just had him sleep with Marcus, and we'll see what he requests tonight. We'll figure this out.
Life is really good right now. I still don't know if we're going to homeschool or not next year, but I'm not rushing the decision. It depends on how the kids do with out new school schedule over the next few weeks, and also on what classes will be offered at MCP next year. I've got lists of pros and cons for both public school and homeschool, and they're pretty equal. I think the kids would do well either way, we just need to decide what we want to do.