Happy Days!

We had an action packed weekend as always. On Friday I volunteered for another field trip…yikes can’t wait until schools out! This time at Maine State Museum. I have went there many times throughout the years and I always enjoy. This visit was a little unusual I must say. We went to 2 presentations, one on birds and the other on lobster and the kids had about 5-10 minutes between to look around at the displays, that is it! We boarded the bus had a quick picnic and headed back to school. I was a little surprised. I planned on taking a tour and looking at the displays. Just another reason I think homeschooling is not a bad idea. Had I went down with the kids (which we have before) I would have taken my time and went through the place.
There is A LOT of wasted time in school.
(The picture below is one of my favorite displays there, a lady working hard at a sardine factory.)

After getting the kids out of school we checked out a new fountain in town.

Saturday we spent the day preparing for our 8th annual birthday party for the kids. Their birthdays are only a couple weeks apart so we have one gathering usually Memorial weekend but we are a little early this year because of John’s work schedule. I thought for sure it was going to rain but it turned out to be a great day. Below is the farm cake I constructed. That was a timely project! If you look close in the garden those are really cherry tomato plants. The kids had a scavenger hunt collecting everything from frogs to rusty nails. The goats were by far the biggest attraction closely followed by the ponds. Unfortunately Luke was knee deep in the “duck pond” half of the day and started to complain of discomfort and rash on his legs tonight and Momma diagnosed him with swimmer’s itch. I will be on the look out this week for some knee high rubber boots as his other pair he has outgrown.
We had a great day joined by our family and friends. These are the days to remember and cherish!