A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Yesterday was the pinewood derby. Wow! It was SO much fun! I know that sounds really funny coming from me--but it was fun. Maybe it's because I knew almost all of the people there (most of the people in scouts here are homeschoolers and we all do the co-op together--I loved having my cute recorder girls come running up to me and hugging me!!); maybe it was because Josh took the place by storm; maybe it was because we brought special visitors with us; maybe it was because the kids enjoyed themselves so much; maybe it was because we weren't at home trying to think of something to do... Either way, it was a great deal of fun. :)
Josh worked VERY hard on his car. He drew the design, painted it, carved out spots for his headlights and taillights--and even wired his headlights and taillights so they worked! Everyone oohed and aahed appropriately when his car was racing with its lights on! :)
He ended up taking 2nd place overall, plus he was unanimously voted as the leaders' choice award (the medal around his neck in the above picture). I was SO grateful to those leaders who saw how much work, effort and, yes, love he put into making that car.
This is a great cub scout troop. I'm happy that we're a part of it.
After the derby, our 'adopted' grandparents who came with us to the event took the kids out for ice cream to celebrate and stayed to play a few games with my obsessive game girl. It was a wonderful day!
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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