Monday, March 26, 2007

Spring Break

Last week was spring break here. Zoey gets some time off from her schooling. We still slip some stuff in that is educational and challenging, but we do not call it school! Tom gets a break from teaching and coaching. And I get to spend some time with my whole family. Tom and I work fairly opposite shifts so that I can homeschool and yet still work outside the home. It can get old sometimes, but we both keep our eyes on the prize. We love educating the kids. It also makes breaks like this pretty precious.

This break we had the extra challenge of Zoey's heel. She has to rest it and stay off it and when she does use it, wear this ugly black shoe-enstien. I think it is getting better, but we have to be patient. There were no ski turns made by either she nor I, not nordic not alpine. YUCK! I knew this waiting and resting thing would get old for Zoey, but I had no idea how much she would bounce off the walls. I did not know how much it would impact me, too. Ohhh my goodness!!!!!!

So, we did a lot of bird watching and waiting. We sketched birds and we fed birds. Zoey loves the elusive boreal chickadee and did some good sketching. We also made a new batch of suet dough. Vivi helped, too.

We even drove down to Girdwood for dinner. The drive home was lovely. I'll tell you more about that in another post. I loved how both the girls pretty much moved into the kitchen sink for hours on end, just to watch the action at the feeders.


Mary said...

Please tell me the snow is melting...

Lovely story of Zoey and Vivi's activities. Do I see a nature artist on the horizon?

Trixie said...

Actually, the snow is not melting yet. It is disappearing by evaporation right now. That is good, less mess. It will start to truly melt later this week (I hope).