May! It’s May! How did that happen? Seriously, it was just August of 2017. I really wish that I had done a weekly wrap up throughout the year. Even though there isn’t much exciting to report on, I would like the record of what we did. Well, its better to start now than to never start at all.
Last weekend was full. You know those kind of crazy weekends when you need another set of parents to get everything done? That is what we had. Sims and Sawyer had a climbing competition at the same time that Parks had his first day of sailing team practice. Next, Sawyer had to be about an hour away to sing at Catawba College. Her voice instructor brought all of the bands that she worked with this year to come play as part of her senior project.
We had a bit of an off week of school this week. Parks was supposed to participate in the Starbase Program at our local Department of Defense. Unfortunately, the class did not work out for him-but it was a week long camp and I had plans with the older two. I know, I know. Plans are meant to be flexible. Tuesday, Parks headed to his ecology class at Latta Plantation while Sims, Sawyer and I took Bella on her first official walk/hike. Then we went to the Discovery Place in Charlotte for Sims to take a class on cell biology.
Wednesday, Sawyer and Parks went to their drawing class. They are learning to draw what they see and not what they imagine. They both love to draw, but this class is really challenging them to step outside of their box with their art. Thursday, Sims and Sawyer met with their writing teacher. They are both wrapping up their writing programs for the year.
Friday, we hit the trails. We met up with two other families and hike Stephens Road Nature Preserve. Hiking was the perfect wrap up for the week. The forest had lots of fun finds. Then we ended the week with a performance of Parks’s band at a local spring fling and the Avengers movie.