HERE. It is our happy place and this trip didn't disappoint. Lots of walking and exploring, bike riding, fudge eating, playing in the park, running around, shopping and lots of good food. It was fun to try out a new hotel where the kids had their own room and space plus they got to eat free. Bonus!! We practically had the island to ourselves with all the Michigan kiddos back in school.
|Horses, bikes, but no cars.|
|Picking up rocks seems to be a hobby lately, especially with the little one, M.|
|A view of the Mackinac Bridge from below as we were on the ferry to the island. The bridge connects the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan.|
With the start of the school year comes another year of teaching religious education to first graders at my church. I've been working on some different things I want to try out this year with them such as brag tags (though I'm trying to think of another name for them) and prayer books. My mom teaches with me. It is nice to have two adults in the room. We had our first teacher meeting this week and I got my class list and schedule. Now I have a week and a half to get the stuff prepped that I wanted to do all summer (why do I always wait??) before I start teaching every Wednesday night.
I've been working with my girls on some homeschool preschool activities. I plan to blog about them in more detail soon. We started with a color and shape unit. It is generally pretty casual since I need to keep the little one engaged and entertained at the same time. So we've been reading different books and working on a different activity each day. Some days when we have other things going on we don't worry about "school" for that day.
We have been in Pittsburgh for the past two days without Daddy. While it is nice to visit family, it is so hard to travel with the girls without Daddy's help. We are all eager to get home and see him tonight. Have a great weekend!