It has been a very busy week! Hubby has worked so hard this vacation! He did stage production for a certain BBQ event and therefore worked harder during this particular vacation than if he was working. He also drummed with all of his bands during the course of the festival. I think he is probably glad to have another year over and done with. Oh, don't get me wrong, he LOVES every minute of it. It's just that Wed. through Sat. working 10-12 hour days is tiring towards the end. We like going to see him while he works and getting to ride in the ATV that he commandeers to aid the musicians and their gear. IT saves us a few steps and increases Lilly's wow factor exponentially.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have stayed pretty busy too. Wednesday, we went to an Ag Day near the regional college and it was a blast. We saw and identified fish from KY Lake, learned about electricity, KY commodities, forestry, soil, animals and all in all it was a great field trip. Our county is having one this Friday, I think we will not double dip. The agenda seems to be the same.
Thursday, after schooling, we got our BBQ fix. Our day was filled with the sights and sounds of the festival. Good times. It is the best time to go and yet still very well attended. There are always crowds, thank goodness because this event finances every charity in existence in our town.
Friday, we had science co-op featuring the dissection of a worm and a starfish. We had to leave promptly to get to arts and crafts club in another city so my oldest two could decoupage. Next month is basket weaving. I am loving our homeschool group this year. It is so nice to have activities that are just for my older ones sprinkled in with our other stuff.
Saturday, we started THE BIG READ with our town giving away 500 copies of To Kill A Mockingbird. The older girls are involved in a reading group that will study this book over the next few weeks. This is one of my favorite books and movies. We met Scout, or at least the lady who played Scout in the movie. Erika even got to pet her dog who was riding in style in a very posh stroller. Even Lilly is excited about reading this book.
Saturday evening, we caught up with Erik's sister who was visiting to attend the BBQ fest. We had a relaxed visit, caught up a bit and then went home to get to bed at a reasonable hour.
Sunday, my favorite day, I will postpone blogging for tomorrow. This post is long already! It does have a little something to do with butterflies!!