Crazy title? What, vacation already??? Yes! Since we started homeschooling, our tradition has been to sneak away early every September for a little family vacation once the kids are all back in school and the 'tourist' places are all deserted. It's one of our favorite perks of homeschooling! Just before we left, we saw this little leaf-bug. Crazy how much it looks like a real leaf, right! I just had to include this little guy in this week's post. He even flies! Those little 'leaves' are actually two sets of wings. My kiddos were totally enamored with this awesome dude!
We headed off to a little cottage on the beach where we had the whole lake to ourselves. We had 5 kayaks which we used until we blistered our hands - so much fun! This beach-side firepit is where we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs and we had such a great time getting away from it all that I totally zonked out at 7:30 the first night, in my clothes and all! Aaah, the sea air!
My little man came up with sand tic-tac-toe. How fun is that?
|A scenic pic with me and my kiddos.|
And oh so timely as we are studying the New England States - We climbed the 82 stairs to the top of this lighthouse. I also had to carry my little guy the whole way up these 125 year-old, open metal circular stairs because he is afraid of heights. Well, this lady isn't too fond of them either, but what's a mama to do? Dad, however, carried him down those 82 stairs. I confess, my thighs were sore for two days.
So how did you spend your week? I hope everyone is settling into their groove and things are working well!