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A real life horticulturist and a real life botonist!

From my Horticulturist vs. Botanist? blog I received two awesome comments. One from Jamie the horticulturist and one from Nat the botanist. Luke loved reading them. Jamie praised the horticulture department at BYU Idaho and suggested we take a tour. I hear Idaho is beautiful, but that is way too far for us to drive. But, a great suggestion. I need to find out what Southern California college has a good program (Jamie, I am sure they wont have one nearly as great as BYU Idaho's of course) and see if we can take a tour there sometime while we are visiting my family. Nat sent us this link that was very interesting and fun to watch. Luke and I learned a lot from it! Now we want to try a Mangosteen! Today was a special P.E. day. We got together at a park with a lot of other homeschoolers and one fabulous mom with a lot of great equipment, games and leadership. My kids had a blast. We then went swimming this afternoon.


The other night Luke and I went out for sushi to celebrate him finishing his Math U See Beta book. Afterward we had a little award ceremony. We tried to get him to act normal for his picture, but this is the best we could get.


Thirty-two and a half

Today a lot of time and money was wasted at two doctor's appointments. I would love to rant and rave all about it, but this is not a rant blog. Plus I am just trying to take deep breaths and forget it. Rainbows, flowers, smiles, bunnies! There, all better now. At noon today at the park we went to a P.E. class. Our friend Sarah Wixom, taught our kids ("our" being us moms that home school plus moms whose kids are on track break) some soccer skills. Luke and Isabel really enjoyed it.

Tonight for dinner the kids and I had planned a surprise HALF birthday party for Joey. This morning I had Luke read the directions and be in charge of us making the cake. They frosted the cake, wrote in the card, picked out the presents (disposable razors, deodorant and shaving gel) and helped me get the balloons set up.


I know that this isn't technically school, but it is certainly a reason why I home school. When Luke was going to public school I felt as though it took up so much time and we weren't able to do as many fun things like this that I wanted. Now that we home school, life flows at a much nicer pace.