For some reason, this site is blocked in China. I haven’t had time to sit down and figure out what the deal is, but since I am in Hong Kong right now, I thought I would take a moment and tell you what has been happening on our side of the world.
There is so much I want to tell you! We have been back for a little over two months now and it seems like every day has held a new adventure. I will do my best to go back and catch you up on all the fun things in the next few blog posts.
For me and the girls, our days are consumed with school. I do mean literally consumed. We eat, breathe, and sleep it. Because of our very laid back approach to the school year while we were in the states, we are quite a bit behind in our school year. None of us would change how we handled the school load while in Texas, so there are good attitudes all the way around, but it still makes for long, tired days! By the end of the day, I barely have words left. I am sure Cam won’t complain! Ha! Hopefully we can wrap up this school year in time to start next year in August.
A couple weeks after our return, we were able to head down to our former city to join in on a Unit Celebration with our homeschool friends there. The girls had to write a paper on anything they had learned so far this year. Even in the midst of jet lag and settling back in, the girls pressed hard and got it done.
After they presented their reports, we all headed outside for the Greek Games. The laughter was abundant, the competition fierce, and the joy contagious. Being reunited with all their friends was worth every effort!
Then, a month after that, we headed back down for Gracie and Faith to participate in a Science Fair. This is the first time I have ever been a part of one, either as a participant or a teacher.
No one ever told me how much stress is involved with one of these! I wasn’t sure we were going to make it! Gracie and Faith chose their topics and worked diligently in their spare time to complete their projects. I was SO proud of their hard work and efforts! Their boards turned out creative and cute and truly expressed their personalities perfectly! Gracie chose to prove that listening to music while doing math actually improves both speed and accuracy. Faith set out to determine which brand of gum blows the biggest bubble. There were 8 participants in the fair, and Faith won a trophy for top three!
While we may be hitting the books hard, we aren’t forgetting to have fun and enjoy the moments together!
Most of the time, we can’t even imagine what Ellie will do next. Fourth grade is still pretty hands on, so we have spent a lot of time reading books together and doing experiments. She is full of creativity and is always busy. We watch her closely. 🙂
Gracie is taking Biology online this year (and rocking it with a 99 average!). Ellie has joined in the dissection times with her goggles and Cam’s swimming ear plugs turned nose plugs. We didn’t tell him about it. We thought it would be super funny to wait until this summer when we uses his ear plugs for the first time.
I am sure Faith is having fun too, but I don’t have any pictures of her. Unless I post the selfies I have found on my phone, but that doesn’t seem very nice. She is still doing handstands all day. I am pretty sure she spends most of her waking hours upside down.
I love doing life with these sweet daughters I have been blessed with!