Friday, March 26, 2010

Week 12 2010 - Spring Break

We are in the midst of our first week of a two-week Spring Break. We needed the break as everyone was beginning to express signs of the end-of-winter blahs. The kids spent a lot of time this week re-discovering their inner creativity and just enjoying life.

My mom came up to spend most of the week with us and take us on some field trips.

Tuesday we went to Marbles Kids Museum, where the kids all had a blast. We had not been all winter because of one thing or another.

Mary loves the clothing design area

Emily trying her hand at some surfing

Pure Joy - good thing I brought him a change of clothes

The future exotic animal vet

My pirate - Mary "Reed"

Wednesday was the trip to the NC Zoo. The weather was perfect for this trip - low 70's and low humidity. We almost had the zoo to ourselves for the day.

At home this week we've been brushing up on our bird identification skills, listening to recordings of bird calls and trying to identify the birds in our backyard. Lots of time spent on the deck, having dinner, putting together puzzles, reading and painting.

The big girls have been working with their friend in the afternoon to create a book series featuring our cats...

We are finishing off the week with lots of reading. Before she left, my mom took us all the the book store and stocked us up on new reading material. Mary 'found' "The 39 Clues" series and is excited to try out all the clue tracking.

It has been a busy, but fun Spring Break. Next week - cleaning!




Des said...

Your week looks wonderful!!!!!!!!!

Gail said...

Enjoy 39 CLues -- it's very popular at our house!

Sounds like a fantastic Spring Break!

Carrie said...

What a fun Spring Break!!! Lots of fun learning going on still! ;)

WildIris said...

What a fantastic week. Loved the zoo pictures. Now I want to go to the zoo too.

cyn said...

What a fabulous week!

Tech Wife said...

You have given me some good ideas for spring break this coming week. We haven't been to the zoo in a long time. Thanks!

A family of six living and learning. You might catch us outside in the mud or working on crafts. We always seem to be on the go, come on and join us.