Exciting Weekend

Whew. I survived I think. This weekend was the weekend this holiday season. Seemed like everything decided to converge all at once.

Started out on Saturday with going to karate. Kyle had tested for his yellow belt-one stripe and we were hoping to hear if he had made it. And he did! You should have seen the look on his face. Absolutely priceless. On the way home he told me that he “could not control my smile on my face Mommy”.

Came home to celebrate Christmas a bit early with Dad and Dawn. The boys were thoroughly excited and had a blast. Jason got the Eldest audio book, the last 2 books in the Prydain Chronicles (which we have been reading) and Roller Coaster Tycoon II (which he has been wanting for a long time) among other things. Kyle got a customized Spiderman Book (the storyline includes him in a key role…really cute and perfect for our little Spiderman fanatic), a robotic scorpion and several games.

Saturday night was the Arlington Homeschool Families Christmas Party. Complete with holiday play put on by the kids called the Great Christmas Computer Caper. Jason and Kyle had decided that they did not want to get up on stage, so they were part of the appreciative audience. Their friend Zak was the director and narrator and all the kids put in a lot of hard work. After was a lot of fun playing and eating. Really a lot of fun.

One neat thing about Saturday’s party was the fact that Arlington Homeschool Families is not very old…maybe a little over a year or two since it was started with just a handful of families. My how it has grown! Definitely proves the saying “Build it and they will come”.

Today was pretty low key thankfully. Jeff had to work in the morning so Jason played Roller Coaster Tycoon II and Kyle and I played Trianimoes (one of the games that we had gotten…a lot of fun actually!) until Jeff came home. Then I took off for Starbucks to get some of my work done…I am trying to take a block of time each weekend to focus on things that I need to get done. Unfortunately this Starbucks did not have free wireless, so I will have to search around for one that does. But I did manage to get some things done for


About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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2 Responses to Exciting Weekend

  1. Steph says:

    Whew! I am tired from just reading your post. CONGRATULATIONS Kyle!! I love his comment about not being able to control his smile. :-)

  2. siouxjoe says:

    Sounds like you weekend was full and fun! I would love to hear more about your HS group. Ours has been around for awhile, but could use a pick me up. What do you all do? Cheers and Merry Christmas, the other Stephanie :)