the un-birthday party
Yep, any excuse to hit the beach... it's been half a year since we didn't do anything speshal for Louise's birthday, so today, Deb, Clare and I (and thirteen of our kiddos) hit the surf and sand to celebrate with coconut-and-pineapple-upside-down-cake.. it was so yummy!!
It's ok, I made the kids to do their maths in the car on the way *evil grin* .. and R13 had updated her blog last night, and S8 had been busy writing little messages in lemon juice and baking them in the sun.. so that ticked the written language box.. and on monday the kids had spotted the library books bus and begged me to let them snarff armloads of books from it... so reading is A-OK as well.
It's weird how even after all these years of home schooling, and seeing each of my children become *educated* as if by osmosis, I still feel as though I have to *tick the boxes* ??
... especially when I look at what M4 and his mate Tiahnee created at the beach today: it's called a *star castle*. There we have it: maths, language, science, art...