Today we ended our Spring Break and got back to school. Even Brock said he was glad to go back–“At least it gives me something to do,” was his comment! 😉
I have a few random pictures to show from our break.
Cosette has a new hobby: reading John’s 7th grade science book! She loves listening in on his class, which she regularly does since it is at the end of the day and she is usually just finishing up a few papers at that time. John often has his textbook upstairs for homework, and Cosette has started picking it up and reading it. In fact, right now that is what she is doing! She thinks his science is much more interesting than her “boring and easy” third grade science!
Cosette has another hobby that she uses to fill time: making things out of paper. She loves to make little accessories for her Webkinz, but over Spring Break she tried out an origami pattern for making rabbits. She figured out on her own that if she made the ears smaller, the result looked like a cat. I thought these were pretty cute!
John is getting very close to achieving the First Class rank of Boy Scouts. He has been finishing up a few more requirements so that he will get the advancement at his troop’s next Court of Honor. He met his scoutmaster this past weekend at the college pool to practice life-saving water skills, and he spent quite a bit of time on Sunday practicing lashings. That is what he is doing in the picture. The requirement is to make a useful camping gadget using poles and lashings. He just loves this type of thing–anything that involves rope and knots is right up his alley. In fact, he has even been messing around with string figures again. (He used to do that a lot, and was quite good at it. It’s nice to see him start it up again!)