For the past 23 years, the little nook in our kitchen has sufficed as our school room during the day, until dinner time when it was frantically converted back into a dining room before Dad's return in the evening.
The teacher's seat was always at the head of the table with the students sitting around her. Every day, stacks of schools books were removed from the cupboards and piled high on the table and half finished projects spread out on the floor.
It took a table, a desk and some chairs before the room finally started to come together.
For Austin and Ania, the new and improved surroundings would make the first few months of school all the more exciting.
But for one student in particular the idea of a schoolroom, secluded from all of the household commotion and deliciously distracting conversations that occur throughout the day, it was not quite as thrilling an idea.
It was exciting, the idea of devoting an entire room to school supplies and activities. To have a place to display geography map's and historical articles....to hang the kiddos creative poster boards and the teachers whiteboard filled with all of their due projects.
It was only two weeks before school began. There was still one big event to anticipate before the beginning of the school year. It was the kiddos first time of attending the Clark county fair. They didn't want to miss a single ride that day, so we made a point of getting there in plenty of good time!
I think it did surprise us a little when Austin came off "Freak Out" literally freaked out 😊 He wasn't quite sure if he wanted his littlest sister going on the ride.
That night, Mom and Dad set up the tent in the backyard, staged three sleeping bags inside and laid out three flashlights for the three little to spend the night outside.
Austin has become quite adventuresome with his culinary skills lately. Thursday night has traditionally been family night for as long as I can remember. But with everyone's busy schedules, it's sometimes hard to preserve that time. Austin decided that he would ensure that it happened by making dinner every Thursday and having it ready by six o'clock.
I informed him last Thursday that we were going to make omelets and rolls together for family night. We made the omlets together. But the rolls he made completely by himself...his first shot at using yeast in a recipe 😊