Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's The Little Things: Let's Go For a Walk

Monday morning rolled around and that meant back to the books.

Currently we do our school at the dining room table. I am not in love with using this space for school but it is the best place we have for now. Future plans are being made to transform the back play room into a school room but that probably won't be complete until next year.

Monday - Friday from 8-3 this is usually what my dining room looks like.

Books, pencils, crayons, usually paper scraps and almost always a glass of tea that I have yet to finish.

It was beautiful Monday. The windows were open the breeze was blowing and I just couldn't take it any more.

"Let's get out of here"

I only had to say it once, within minutes they had their shoes on and were ready to go. 

We headed down the street and around the corner. Right around the block from our house sits my favorite house in Joplin. I have been completely in love with this house since I was Marissa's age. Someday it will be for sale and I WILL go take a look. I didn't mind one bit that the girls paused to play a bit right in front of it.

We kept walking, laughing and talking, pausing to watch a squirrel playing in a tree.

 Then Marissa noticed why the squirrel was hanging around, so we collected a few that obviously ended up in my pocket. 

We watched the bulldozers.

Sat on a bench and snapped a picture.

And found a hedge apple tree, "WHAT are these?" followed by "Can we eat them?"

Then we Marissa ran a lap around the walking track while Emily and I lagged behind.

It was lovely. The perfect start to our week and such an awesome reminder of the flexibility that comes with homeschooling. 

So we want to go for a walk, Why not?!

With some fresh air in my lungs returning back to that table didn't seem so bad at all.

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  1. such simple beautiful moments... if your kids were in regular school, you wouldn't have been able to have this beautiful adventure!

  2. One of the reasons I'd love to homeschool. You get to dictate the day and you get to go on adventures and you can learn in ways they just can't provide in a standard school system. And i have no idea what hedge apples are, I'm guessing not something you'd eat though.

  3. What a great day! I want to see pictures of that house when you go take a looksie!!!

  4. I know i'm like a week late but everything about this post made me smile! Love that you got to just take a walk and make it work for your day! I'm not homeschool material but I appreciate the opportunities it provides. I love reading about the creative things that the bloggers I follow homeschol. :)