As you all know, we have been very consumed with dance and J's first competition of the season which is in 8 days. B is putting together and sewing 2 of her costumes with only suggestions from the owner - they look great. I'm stoning everything and trying to keep all her stuff organized, and both of us are schlepping back and forth to the dance studio 7 days a week. K is helping out with most everything and loves getting to be at the studio hanging out for hours with the dancers her age. She is so involved in the behind-the-scenes activities and is so supportive of her sister. It's great. W has lots of other little brothers there to play with - always a ready-made playgroup for him. So it's one big family affair.
The homeschool group is on a huge roll with spring activities planned. Besides the usual ice skating, Foreign Lands Club (South Africa is next), History Club, Book Club, and Game Days, we are starting up a Spiral Scouts troop, having art classes, creative writing classes, and parties. We also have tours and classes scheduled at several different science and nature centers, Petco, The Garment Factory, The NY Transit Museum, Whole Foods, and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery. February, March, and April have full calendars - awesome! And just about every activity is on a weekday morning/early afternoon which is perfect for us.
Today J has a solo lesson at 11am and then we're all going ice skating at 1:30.