Paige and her classmate Connor continued their daily preparation for Math Olympics. It takes a bite out of the morning but we really are having fun. Math Olympics is THIS Friday, so we just have a couple of days left to learn everything. EVERYTHING.
On Tuesday I got the unexpected treat of lunch with two of my aunts and uncles at my mom's house. It was my Uncle Ed's 74th birthday! So, so good to get to see them.
We finally had enough good weather to ride twice this week. The girls and I had a great lesson on Tuesday, and then on Thursday night I took a lesson with a guest trainer who has competed internationally in dressage. He is giving a clinic at our farm next weekend, so I suppose this was his way of checking the place out, LOL. Here's just one picture of Richard with another friend who rode on Thursday--you can tell the weather was just spectacular!
This weekend Matthew and Jack both participated in DNow, a county-wide youth retreat. They spent the night at someone else's house and took part in group worship, music, and service projects. Actually, our church used their service time as a fundraiser for their mission trip, and they painted the fence at our farm! From the looks of things it was a successful afternoon, and our fence looks much prettier.
|Not all the paint made it to the fences...|
|...but most of it did!|
Possibly our biggest news for the week is that the boys may have decided to quit Scouts. I mean, I think they have decided to stop Scouts. Between school and sports and music and church, Scouts seems to not have a place in our lives, and it has become a constant source of guilt. ("Have you worked on this badge? Gotten that advancement?") It makes me sad, because I truly believe in Scouting, but for our family I think the decision is for the best.
It looks like I'll be a single mom for most of this week, and we'll end with Math Olympics and then the clinic at the farm. From our home to yours, have a great week!