Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekly wrap-up: Poison Ivy Edition

We had a pretty good week, we decided to spend Monday out at Grandma's and Grandpa's. They needed manual labor and I had kids willing to work, well sort of. Mostly they watched Grandma and I work and pretended to tend the fire. Chris was messing with the camera and took these pictures through the fire. It's pretty cool how the heat waves are not only visible but distort the kids faces.

Tuesday we had to make a choice, I'd already decided not to send Hunter to his gifted program as they were going to spend part of the day watching the Presidents' speech and I wasn't interested in him spending his time this way. I know, the speech was nothing offensive or indoctrinating, but I really don't believe the speech he gave was the original. If the original speech was as innocuous as this one it would have been released immediately, not a few days after the controversy started. The teaching materials were created, that lends to the belief that the speech was already completed. Either way, I went ahead and kept Hunter home and we made up work that we would normally have done Monday.

Wednesday we just worked as usual, the boys kept working on Ancient Egyptian Art, we're using the curriculum created by Harmony Art mom, the guys really enjoy it.

Thursday I decided that I needed to take Ry to the doctor, he has had this rash for a few days but it wasn't responding to Benadryl creams, Tecnu or Palmolive(home remedy). It was strange, there were several kids in the waiting room with a similar rash. They put him on both an antibiotic and steroid, he's scratched it raw and she believed it was infected. I'm not really big on random antibiotics but I agreed that his arm looked odd, it was puffy and ravaged looking.

Friday is here, unfortunately for me it means it's time to work. Being in the restaurant business means I get the privilege of staying home most of the week, but I have to work all weekend. The boys weren't able to finish all of their school work this week, so they'll probably have to work a little tomorrow. The guys got busy while I took the little people to our neighborhood park.
Koty working with Analytical Grammar and Hunter finally getting going on his Latin Road.
We walked down to the park and played for awhile, they installed some new equipment that the kids really loved. On the way home we noticed this little guy hanging around in the tree. I don't know much about snakes, so I don't know what kind he is, but we were fascinated anyway. Rylan thought it was very cool that he was napping in the tree.
Oh well, that's it for our week! Head over to Weird, Unsocialized, Homeschoolers, to read more weekly wrap-ups!


Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

The rash doesn't look like much fun, be I love the snake. Strangely, we are snake-lovin' kind of folks around here.

Shannon said...

You know, I knew snakes could climb trees, but I never thought of actually being able "to find" a snake in a tree. I've only ever "looked" for them on the ground.

I think you've just changed forever how I'll clean out the underbrush next to the front porch come spring.

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

It sounds like a great week, except for the rash, I hope it clears up soon. I'm surprised you saw the snake. He blended so well into the tree.

Kristenph said...

Ouch on the rash. I hope it's all cleared up soon. That is a great picture of the snake. I can't believe you were able to take it.

Chef Penny said...

It sounds like an eventful week! I don't know if I would have had the presence of mind to take a picture of the snake. lol

AF Wife99 said...

Always something fun and interesting. The snake was cool! Thanks for sharing your week.

Tammy said...

Thanks for stopping by 1Homeschool. I haven't been blogging very long and you left my first comment! (except by family members). Thanks.
I love your photography, but I can't say I enjoyed the snake picture like I might have a week ago. LOL