This week is the first week we've had full days of lessons since we "officially" started our school year near the end of August. Since that time, Belle got more work than she'd had all summer, we had a visit from friends lasting a couple of days, and Fall Fair happened.
We had a lovely time with friends last week-friends we haven't seen in a few years. In fact, they have two more children than they did the last time we saw them. We were blessed to have the use of a tent trailer for some of them to sleep in. That helped immensely, but it didn't solve the problem of one bathroom for seven children and four adults. However, we survived, and quite happily.
The day after friends left, we spent the day baking for Fall Fair. Two loaves of bread, two chocolate cakes (one flopped), one pan of brownies, one pineapple upside down cake, tea biscuits and shortbread, all baked by the three oldest family members, were ready by a rather late bedtime that evening. Belle and I also had entries in Crafts.
Friday Belle and I had our duties at the Fair. We always have a good time watching and assisting the judges.
Saturday after a hurried house-cleaning, we were off to look at all the exhibits, have lunch, and pie! Five first-place wins, four second place wins, and two non-placing items were the result of our hard work.
Monday we started our lessons in earnest. It was a good day, but busy. Tuesday, in addition to some lessons, was salsa-making day. My husband posted his take on that here. Friends also blessed us with a load of green beans. Wednesday, in addition to school, it was my turn to work in the Hospital gift shop.
So it has been a busy couple of weeks.
Here are the results of some of the work last week:
And this week: