My daughter home schools her little girls and one of things I love to watch is that everything is about learning. They are never anywhere without a book or a pad of paper and a pen. In the above picture we are getting ready to transport a load of flowers from our garden to the flower cart.
The other thing I love about them being homeschooled is that Eldon and I get to be involved with their lives so much more. Andrea has a really neat schedule this year where they have a full school schedule Monday through Thursday and then Eldon and I get to have free rein with the schooling on Fridays! We've been known to do some school on the boat!
But one of the most awesome things is that Eldon teaches a Nature Study class with them. They take their journals and they head out to a spot where they sit and study what they see and then they document it in their journals. Even Eldon is keeping one and it is a work of art. (I don't get to go!)
The girls take it very seriously.
I get to focus on piano lessons with Jillian.
And craft projects with both girls.
And cooking! I think their favorite thing to cook is personal pan pizzas!
And games instead of naps!
And we can't forget the field trips! I think those are for us almost as much as they are for the girls!
But probably the thing that I love the most is to listen to Jillian read and to see the love of books that both of the girls have. Now that Jillian can read everything she puts her hands on, Rosy loves having her read to her!
So, to celebrate little readers everywhere I've got a great giveaway on my blog tonight! This children's book was written by MaryJane (of MaryJanesFarm) and her daughter Meg. It is a darling book with very fun illustrations and a catchy story line.
There is some fun milk cow trivia and cute educational facts. My grand-girls love the book!
MaryJane has graciously sent me a book to give to one lucky winner!
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment! I will randomly choose a winner on Monday. Even if you don't have children or grand-children of your own, it would make a wonderful gift for the little reader in your life.
I hope you are enjoying the last bit of summer. It is my favorite time of the year and I am always sad to see it come to an end. But I'm trying very hard to remind myself that I actually do have a few winter projects I'm anxious to start! What are the winter projects you've got your thoughts on?