Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art Class

The kids attend a really fantastic art studio each Wednesday. They have been going there for a year and a half so far and we certainly hope to continue. They have been taking a class called "Art through the Ages". It is an art history class and this year they have mostly studied ancient history and spent quite some time on Egypt. After the Christmas break they moved along to later centuries. Right now they are studying Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. They were extra excited to attend class today because they were painting lying on the floor with their art taped to the underside of a table to pretend they were Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. They had to bring their favorite scene to sketch and then begin painting it.
I rarely go into their class as I would just be in the way, and as a homeschool Mom I think it's great for us to all have little corners of time that are all our own. When I sit in the lobby I can hear all the children talking and laughing! It's such a happy place!
Isabelle is laughing here and trying to hide from the camera. They are not used to seeing me at their class!

Joseph's teacher is helping him with his drawing.

Here they are lying on the floor beginning their painting!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Piano Recital

Isabelle and Joseph have been taking piano lessons this year and they had a spring recital this past Saturday. Their teacher uses the Suzuki method. Isabelle does a little sight reading as well since she is older.
Joseph played before Isabelle.
He played a piece called Cuckoo.
Shortly Isabelle followed his performance.
Her piece was Honeybee.

The after recital look!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The past three days

This was beautiful Saturday! We washed the cars and the kids wore their bathing suites.
Washing the cars led to:

We woke up to rain on Sunday and it rained most of the day.
Then it got even colder, and Brendon drove in snow flurries Monday on the way to work.

The wierdest winter I've ever lived in GA.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Morning

We have been a little busy, and it's been hard to get on here and post.

Homeschool is chugging along. I'm still deciding what all we will do next year.

We are tired of the hybrid system. I feel like it boxes us in and limits us. There is quite a bit of work to do, so there is no time to add in and they don't like it when I substitue work. We will finish out the school year, but the next year or so we will design our own curriculum. I'm not saying we will never do it again, but not for awhile.

The sun has finally come out! I hope it sticks around and we have some nice weather.

Isabelle and Joseph just finished up their basketball season! They really improved this year.

Piano lessons are coming along. They have their first recital next week!

Easter is around the corner!!!

Joseph told me he would give up vegetables for Lent. Haha! I nixed that idea!

Enjoy this beautiful day!