Friday, August 21, 2015

Does It Ever Slow Down?

We have been on the go!  That is either a great thing or maybe not, just depends on what is going on.  So, what have we been doing?  Bunches!

I had taken a break from the blog and I'm hoping to get back to posting regularly.  It has been a wonderful way to document our unschool life.  It's just that we have been so busy unschooling that I didn't have the time or energy to sit down and blog about our happenings.  I think I am more busy with unschooling the kiddos than if we just had a set curriculum and studied from textbooks.  But studying from textbooks isn't real life, is it?

Egee has thoroughly enjoyed the dance competition world.  Her team did very well in all four competitions.  They placed high gold in two and platinum in two.  They earned a 1st place ranking in their age/division, as well.  She had try-outs for competition teams in June.  She made the next level in competition teams for clogging and stayed at the performance level for Irish.  She is working hard to make competition Irish next June. 

I have been busy driving her to dance workshops and classes.  Oh the life of a dance mom!  LOL

Little Man has taught himself magic tricks, yo-yo tricks, skate board tricks, etc.  He is always on the move.  He researches everything using Google and YouTube.  I love the fact he can learn so much through self direction.  He has been busy fishing and learning new techniques to catch different types of fish.  He was concerned with getting a hook in his hand and spent countless hours researching the best ways to remove fishing hooks from body parts.  It was a bit much for me!

We have camped and traveled this summer.  (Most of the travel revolved around dance.)  However, we always incorporate some type of learning experience.  We have spent countless hours enjoying our pool and new deck.  Now that summer is drawing to a close, we are looking forward to visiting zoos and other outdoor learning environments.

I don't forsee our lives slowing down much.  However, I will carve out time to post our adventures.