For the curious, these are the weekly activities our kids are doing this year (in addition to the usual schoolwork).
Mondays -- Our family has been sponsoring a weekly health class for our other homeschool friends from church. We've talked about the Food Guide Pyramid, exercise, staying well (staying away from germs!), and we also play some P.E. games like kickball, etc. We eat a healthy snack together as well that the kids help make (we made fruit smoothies in the blender, for example). We just had our last class for this fall. In the spring I'm planning to help the kids put on a short play.
Wednesdays -- Josh meets with his friend Sofia to work on LEGO Simple Machines projects with Sofia's mom (this is the latest reincarnation of our LEGO Robotics club). They will go with another family to compete in Houston in December, and again in the spring. We trade houses to meet together and the other kids play in the background. (Josh is doing this instead of Tae Kwon Do this year.)
On Wednesday afternoons we continue to have Creative Wednesday with Aunt Karyna and our cousins. Sometimes we all do a project together, sometimes just the mommies do a project while the kids play. One time we made these little pom pom critters from a Martha Stewart kit (did you know that Wal*Mart carries her line now?). The kids had a lot of fun with it. (And Natalie has a gift for closing her eyes in almost every picture I take of her, oh well.)
Thursdays -- all three girls have dance class on Thursday afternoons, so Josh and I get to wait around the dance studio from 4:00 to 6:00 (their classes are staggered). The way the class times cross over, we don't really have time to go to the store, so we draw, play Uno, read, and otherwise amuse ourselves.
Fridays -- we STAY HOME! Actually, Fridays we get our house ready for Daddy to come home. Lately his flights have been in the early evening so the kids can come with me to get him at the airport. There is usually a mad dash to give Daddy a hug (accompanied with "DADDDYYYY!!!", with other passengers looking on and smiling at the enthusiastic reunion. I decided to video a bit last week, but didn't get the full effect!