Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer's First Swim

Or at least a quick dip. (It was COLD!)
The ten year old finished her math for the school year yesterday morning, and to celebrate we packed a lunch and spent the rest of the day at the beach! It was the first hot day of the year, and though it doesn't show in the photo, the beach was packed. Ours seemed to be the only school-aged kids though, so next time I think we'll coordinate with some of their homeschool friends.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Hike

 There's this little trail around a lake where we like to go for hikes. Just the right length for the kids, and you rarely meet another person out there. It is such a peaceful place. 

The four year old found a caterpillar.

I found a bunch of these wild pink Lady Slipper orchids.

Perfect day for a nap in the grass.

And the daisies are in full bloom.

Monday, May 27, 2013


Well, the blog ended up taking a long winter's nap. As our school year activities are coming very close to the end here, I thought I will try to spend some time here again. I kind of miss it...

We have had such a fun, busy year, our first year here in RI. And when I say busy, I mean it in a good way. One of the many reasons we choose to homeschool is to be able to live our life at a slower pace, hopefully with less stress involved for the kids. But yes, with three kids home full-time, still quite busy. :)

Today is memorial day, and a beautiful day here. We are going out for a hike in the woods, so I will stop now. Maybe I"ll be back with some photos later. For now, here is one of me and the kids from Mother's day, a couple of weeks ago.