Our last week of vacation was relaxing and wonderful! We went to the river one afternoon, but spent the rest of the week at home.
Still learning about Egyptians in history. Megan made this clay pull-horse. She has since taken the wheels off and painted it. The girls also threw together these little paper pyramids after we learned about them.
I scored some organic steaks on markdown this week, so we had a special dinner, prepared entirely by Jordan! This was the best steak any of us have ever had, by miles! We got the marinade recipe on Pinterest, which you can find here. Didn't use any meat tenderizing powder, but she did hammer it to death!
She was grossed out by the process of cutting and hammering steak, but was determined to do it all her self.
My dinner. It was such a treat! Jeff said, "I could get used to this--but probably shouldn't!"
Jordan and Jackson have written a script for a Pet Shoppe movie called, "Mario." This is the cast. I'm excited to see the movie!
And speaking of home movies, here is one for you. Jackson is training to be a ninja, you see. Enjoy.
On Saturday, we went to State Line Beach for our annual fort-building day. Jordan and I made a volcano while the others made the fort.
The start of the fort. They got one wall nearly done before IT happened. IT? Well, yes. IT.
Jackson took a break from building to dig a hole (because he always digs a hole.) He was goofing around and got a handful of sand in his eyes. It was pretty bad. He stayed mostly calm, but after about 25 minutes of trying unsuccessfully to get himself to cry (to flush the sand out), we decided it was time to head home. Jax was bummed to leave early. :(
I flushed his eyes out with saline solution for quite a while, but couldn't get it all out. He decided to go lay down and a bit later, he came out SO EXCITED because it was all gone and didn't hurt anymore! He said that he prayed that God would get it out, and God answered his prayer! Then he said,
"Mom, when I grow up and tell people about the Bible, this is going to be the main story that I tell."
He was so thrilled that God heard him.
That reminder was a GREAT way to wrap up our summer vacation!
On Monday, we begin a fresh, new school year. Please pray for us, that we would be sensitive to the Lord's leading and don't lose sight of why we are homeschooling or the enormous blessing that it is!