The book club on Friday was a pleasant surprise. I didn't know what to expect, but the girls really enjoyed it. From what I heard, they were a very active part of the discussion and they both told me they are looking forward to next month's. There were 6 homeschoolers and 3 kids from the 8th grade Montessori school across the street. While they were in the library room, I hung out in the children's wing with W. There were a lot of kids there and he made friends quickly with a girl and boy about his age. I was wondering what the big kiddie attraction was when one of the moms said there was a storytime-sing along-craft thingy going on. The librarian told us we were welcome to join in. W had a blast! He listened and participated in the stories and songs and made a Valentine's Day wreath. So cool. After the book club, the kids played on the computers for a bit before we all went for pizza.
On Saturday, I worked all day, K went shopping and out to eat with MIL, and B took J and W to the dance studio. K got some much needed quality-time in with MIL. I love that MIL is finally reaching out. She's been our biggest critic and we usually never see her for weeks at a time (she lives across the street). K had a nice time and feels closer to her now. At the dance studio, the junior and senior companies took new head shots, did some candids, and rehearsed. In the evening, B finished sewing snowflakes on her skirt for the production number and I hot-fixed about 400 stones on it until 4am. Yeah, I'm out of my mind.
Today J had a 10:30am call at the studio again for more pictures. They did group photos today dressed in all black, then in the white production costume. I can't wait to see these pictures. We also gave away 4 baby hamsters at the studio - K and J are each keeping one and the rest will go to the pet store by next weekend. We want to see if anyone else we know will take one this week.
Other than that, all the kids have been doing lots of writing. W has been handwriting a bunch of words in his new notebook, and K and J are both keeping an online journal. We also added more kids to our "who's homeschooling" list, which now includes Miley Cyrus, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Nat and Alex Wolff, Willow and Jaden Smith, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, and Vanessa Hudgens. These kids homeschool to have the freedom to pursue their passions -- just like my kids.