2) Now I did say children, plural. While Knee is average and typical for being almost four, he has his own special skills that I hazard to guess he gets from other relatives. To say he is meticulous about art is an understatement. His spacial comprehension is off the charts as far as I can surmise. Today we dropped off HB at school. He had brought along one of his lego creations. The principal thought it was one of those Star Wars ships that you put together as a kit. It wasn't. Knee created and built the darn thing himself out of various lego parts (some of which I'm sure are from Star Wars kits). And it looked like a freakin' space ship. Not the kind your average four year old would build, but it had wings and seats and stuff. I wish I had a picture. I think when I start working more with him on letters we need to focus on writing them or creating them rather because, man, he puts my lego building skills to shame. To shame! It must be some recessive genes have some mad engineering skills 'cause I've got a great-uncle who was a mechanic and a grandfather who was one too. Both loved to tinker, but it's not a skill I or my husband have. So there you go. Should have named him Alvin (which was my great-uncle, God rest his soul). Not to mention of course his love for cooking. I know where he got that creative streak. His Grammy because nobody on my family cooks with quite that level of flare. I think I need to pair those two up over the holidays.
3) To completely veer off topic, I've looked into school choices for next year. I like that Arizona has a voucher program set-up. Gives us options. I asked HB about it but he says he likes his school and wants to remain there. I figure in middle school I should look into getting him into a specialized school of some sort (magnet or charter) because my fear is that at that age he'll get bored and into trouble. Not sure if we'll still be in Arizona, but I want to be armed with information for the future.
4) Our weeks have been busy ones. We went to the Biosphere II. I don't really recommend it for little kids. It's interesting, but our kids got quickly bored. They don't quite get the fascination with the plants and biomes, history, engineering, and current research. It's neat for older children though I'm sure.
|The Solar Club had a display outside. Left-right: Knee, Hubby, HB, and Solar people|
|The Corn Maze, which we got lost in for a while|
6) We also did crafts over fall break.
|Star constellations. Can you guess whose is whose? I'll help you out; my Orion is on the far right. Given what I've said I'm sure you can figure out HB's and Knee's.|
Fall is such a busy time of year isn't it? What are your plans for fall?
Thanks to This Ain't the Lyceum!