Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Overscheduled... But having lots of fun

Kara and Elia at reading night at Willbern: for the PTO fundraiser they did a reading challenge... See how many minutes the student could read in 10 days (and get pledges for completing it). We logged about 800 min! We will see soon how many the top reader had.... But we made a good attempt at it :). 
Saturday we took the Girl Scouts and our family to Schlitterbahn (a water park in Galveston). We had a great day. The park wasn't crowded and there were virtually no lines! It was just a perfect size that you didn't have to worry about loosing people. Below is Elia, Kayden, Emily, Savannah, and Monica. Our troop dissolved this year because the other leader and I didn't feel we had the time to lead the troop and no one else wanted to step up. We have had great memories with the scouts though and Elia has made some great friends.
After Schlitterbahn we went and picked up Elia's new pet: a hedgehog she has since named Henry. She has been researching and wanting a hedgehog for about a year now. She saved up $100 and really wanted to get one so we found this one on Craigslist. It is very shy right now, but we are working on socializing it. Elia is in heaven. 

It is that time of year again... Halloween is  almost here. We met the McKennas and McClellans at the children's museum for a members Halloween event. It is always fun to go on trips with friends. Grampy is visiting, so Eric and Grampy and I went as three blind mice, Elia went as a panda, Ethan is a minion ninja, Kara is Elsa, Sophie was a little orphan and Tagg was a skeleton. 
I have felt recently very disorganized.The second half of October has just been crazy busy. I wanted to do so many fun things with my dad that I just over committed ourselves... This week for example we had a tour of Houston Waterworks where the kids learned about water: where our water supply comes from and how it is cleaned as well as how to conserve water and some fun experiments about surface tension. Tuesday we went to the Apple Store for a field trip and learned how to make songs in garage band and movies in iMovie. Today we had our homeschool co-op all morning and gymnastics all night. Tomorrow we have a field trip to the marine mammal stranding network to learn about animal rescue. Then we rush back to go to writing class and then we have tennis. Friday we have checkups for kara and Elia and then we have a party for Halloween at the Gaastras. Saturday we have a soccer game, lego league, and a party that the family was invited to.
I know it is my own fault, there are just so many cool things to do! Someday I will learn to slow down... Maybe.
I will say this... All this running around makes me super grateful for Sunday and the rest that comes with it!

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