Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to School


Everyone was up early this morning, bright-eyed and ready to begin the new school year. Geometry, American Government, English and such were done in a timely manner. Then it was out the door to piano lessons, and back home to delicious grilled pizzas shared with Autumn and Jon.


Jon went to work, leaving Autumn to visit with us for the afternoon. We decided to burn off those pizza calories by implementing a new physical education unit: Dance Dance Revolution for the Wii. Collin seems to be the dance champion around these parts. No one can beat him!


Who says school isn't fun?


15 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

Sounds like fun!

Short Stop said...

I love grilled pizza.

And, our friends LOVE that game on Wii - they play all the time! We haven't tried it yet! I've heard it's hysterical! :)

Joie said...

Sorry, I am totally ignorant here, did Autumn graduate or is she still completing school?

Tracy said...

Joie,
Autumn finished school last May. She did complete four years of school in a shorter time period than normal, but she had been doubling up on classes for the past two years. She's got her diploma, and has officially graduated.

Rachel said...

Tracy, I have to ask, where you got Abigail's skirt?

My oldest is 9, but for length purposes, I end up having to go for something a size larger sometimes...which is always too wide, of course (I aim for below the knee length, for modesty purposes). The thrift stores here are appalling in the options available, and I'm always looking for a new potential resource...

I just have to learn to sew for that girl...lol.

The pizzas look great...

Tracy said...

Rachel,
I made Abigail's skirt. It's a baby corduroy, and she loves it!

Joie said...

Ah, just wondered. I graduated in 3 years so i know it can be done.

Terri said...

Sounds like a good day. :-)

Life More Simply said...

I can't wait to homeschool my daughter (she's only 10 months now, haha)! Since we're already on the topic of skirts...do you require that all of your daughters wear skirts all of the time, and if so, why?

jAne said...

Lizzie did high school in 3 years rather than 4. Many of the students at the school I serve at do 3 years but some do all in 2. Either way, they're usually ready to get on with their lives. I must say too, that most of them have been raised to be adults, not falling into the teenager trap (immature and taking no responsibility), which makes for success in "getting on with their lives".

The skirt is beautiful!

jAne

randi said...

Too fun, Tracy! I do, however, want to see a picture of you in the dance competition. :)

Randi

Kristy said...

School is wonderfully fun! Whether at home or at school... one of the reasons I love being a teacher. I think I'll have to try that Wii game too! Anything to help get in shape and get moving.

Sheri said...

Oh your pizzas look great and I would love to come over to "dance!" Happy schooling!!

Tracy said...

We don't have a Wii...or any kind of computer game accessory, actually. But perhaps even I could learn to dance with help like that!

Jodi said...

Oy ~ I'm so far behind on commenting I feel like I should write a letter, but I'm just going to start here and move up! :o)

I wondered what you'd do about your school calendar this year since you don't have to match anybody else's schedule (I know you used to stay on Mac's calendar).

There was so much excitement following along with the preparations for Autumn's wedding that it wasn't until she'd been married about two weeks that I realized you'd graduated your first student from home. Many congratulations to you; it's a wonderful milestone for a mom educating her own children. And congrats to Autumn, too!

It sounds like you started this year off a bang ... or maybe a bop to the beat. ;o) Have a great school year!