Wednesday, September 4, 2013

School Has Started

Alas, it's begun again.  The School Year.  I know that we've had the last 4 months off, but it always feels like fall arrives too early, and we are struggling to get back into some sort of routine again.  Normally, we go to BC for the end of August/beginning of September, but since we had an unexpected trip there this summer, we decided that another trip out would be a bit much.  So, started.
Yesterday, our first day, we headed to the Telus World of Science.  Molly, Ellie Mae and I had never been, but the others had, so it was fun to go together.  We started off the morning at the Body Worlds exhibit, which was fascinating!  They had a number of bodies, donated by different people, preserved through plastination.  It was so interesting to see all the different nerve endings, blood vessels, bones and muscles that our body holds.  Truth be told, a few of our family members got a bit of a queasy stomach looking through the exhibit, but it really was super interesting.
The Girls were quite surprised that the first day started with a field trip, but it was a perfect day to go.  It was pretty much empty there for the whole time we were there, so we had our run of the of the benefits of homeschooling, I suppose!  It was great that Art was able to join us for the morning, and after lunch, he headed back to work and the Girls and I took a few hours to continue making our way through the center. 
Today, it was back to "real school", as the Girls called it (although I kept repeating that yesterday was "real school" too...), and we got down to business first thing this morning.
Truth be told, when it's 26C in Alberta in September, the last place we want to be is inside doing school, but we have lots of fun things planned for the next few months, so we do need to get some "real school" accomplished.
Hopefully, by the start of next week, it'll be a bit easier to stomach getting up and going on school work, and we'll be right back into the swing of things.  Hopefully.

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