Colsen and Miles attended a camp each morning there in Huntersville, and since it was animal-themed, they LOVED it. They were able to hold creatures, paint things, get wet, play in the woods, etc., so it was a big hit.
Strider meanwhile attended a 3-day camp about Speech and Debate. Now ever since he's been home, he's been talking about the syllogisms involved in whatever I say, and the fallacies he spots, thereby "refuting" most of my claims. This camp may have been a bad idea.
Rayna stayed home with me for the first day, and we had a fun Girls Day, shopping and going out to lunch. Then she, too, joined the crew at Nonna and Poppa's, which meant...
For the first time EVER I found myself in our house by myself for 2 days! I worked at a rapid pace, organizing rooms, ordering books, planning school schedules, signing up for classes, and writing more for the GateWay program we've been designing.
It was weird being in a quiet house for hours on end. The strangest part was that I kept finding things exactly where I left them! I found myself talking to the bird a lot.
So it was a thrilling week for all of us... with the exception of Pete, perhaps.
(But before we all start the all-too-common "Poor Pete" refrain, I will note that he took most of the day Friday off to go hang out with some friends from college. He's also out at Lowe's this afternoon-- all by himself. He tried to tell me he couldn't take even one child because it was raining. Hmmmm. So he's getting some of his own solitude time. : ) )
Due to my error when I sent the camera with Pete lacking a memory card, we don't have any pictures of the kids' camps other than these couple I caught yesterday.