And then there were Legos…

Some of the best days are spent doing things I didn’t plan…

Like when Gavin is begging me to build him a Lego house.

And it literally takes me the bulk of the day to fulfill this wish for him. He know’s mommy has never known her full potential at Lego building and seriously doubts a successful outcome, but he had every bit of faith in me with this assignment.


I couldn’t resist a couple of details, like the flower walkway next to a pond… or the fancy barbecue on the upstairs deck…


And of course we have the living room… a side from the kitchen and bedrooms.

Yes, that’s a drill on the coffee table, why I don’t know. 🙂

Gavin and Ella both asked for the garage.

It was definitely a Lego day and mostly because we are three days out from the last day of school, workbooks are drying up, and summer fun days are starting to nudge at us. We took a run in the morning through our “old downtown” and had some real interactions with map/key concepts as well as stopped in the pet store for some learning. The kids got to pet a few snakes, Ella pet a scorpion and they watched the effort that goes into maintaining all the animal cages. It was an eventful day even though the Lego’s ended up as the bigger portion.

But every good day must come to an end, and the creation met its tragic end…


It’s a tough thing to see hard work fall on the floor to a million pieces. But what is remembered is the fun that was had while it lasted!

And there’s always tomorrow….

P.S. Lego mini golf

A+ Open House

Ella had the pleasure of taking part in her first “Open House” this evening at the A+ Tutoring and Homeschool Academy where she takes classes at.

Some of Ella's work on display

She began classes during the second half of the school year taking Science, History and a writer’s workshop. I decided it would be a beneficial supplement to what we are doing at home and it gives her a chance to work among other kids for a couple of hours in the week.

There were also opportunities to attend field trips during the course of the classes, which is always great. The Academy itself offers a variety of supplemental classes, tutoring, test prep and clubs that homeschoolers and other students as well may take part in. Ella is very eager to join the American Girl book club this fall (it’s recommended for second grade and up). Gavin is also anticipating the Lego class that they offer.

Gavin also wants to learn to play Chess!! During the open house tonight, his friend and him were very intrigued with the game trying to learn it together. I’m thinking that is something we might venture into in the future!

Future Chess players!!

It was a very nice way to see all the hard work that these students put into their learning. The writing class has been most challenging for Ella this year, but it was a good one. It has really helped her writing skills blossom which is wonderful to see. Especially that they were able to cover many topics and writing styles at such a young age too.

Needless to say I was proud to see Ella’s work from a different view tonight, and she was rightfully proud to show it! Overall I am happy that we decided to add these classes into our homeschooling repertoire. 🙂