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Journey Journal ~ 5 Random Activities for Summer School Week 3

This was a regularly scheduled non-school school week because of all of the activity we had planned outside of the home. We were all. over. the. place. this week! Seriously, I have not been behind the wheel of my car this much in a week since we moved from Oklahoma three years ago. And most days we drove to two different towns. Talk about a random week of schooling! But we definitely counted these activities as schooling. Lots and lots of learning!

Basketball Camp

Brynne and I travelled 30 minutes to the University of Central Missouri Monday through Wednesday. She attended the Jennies girls basketball camp each morning for 3 1/2 hours. She learned skills and drills and experienced some thrills. It was a great camp and she thoroughly enjoyed herself!

Book Club

On Monday afternoon Eli attended the kids' Book Club for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. (Brynne was at camp.) They had to each invent a unique game to present to the class. Brynne made a board game, with the help of Dawson, called "Sibling Wars" and Eli made an interactive game called "Walkie Talkie Book Rush". All of the kids in the club voted on the games. Brynne won first place and Eli won third place. They worked so hard on their games, with Brynne spending literally hours on hers. It was a very deserved win.

Swimming Lessons

While Brynne was at basketball camp, Eli was attending swimming lessons back here in our hometown. Kyndal took care of getting him to and from lessons as I couldn't be in two places at once. I was finally able to attend his lessons with him yesterday (today is cancelled because of rain). He took on Level 3 and conquered it without any problems.

Softball Games

On both Monday and Tuesday evening, Brynne had softball games. One of her games was out of town. They lost one very hot game and won their second game. Their team is having an excellent season! They have improved so much as a team!

Dentist and Speech Therapy Appointments

On both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons we had to drive to a nearby town so that Brynne could get two cavities filled. And on Wednesday afternoon we drove to that same town for Eli's weekly speech therapy. Eli is actually learning so much at his speech therapy appointments about his speech anatomy. He even has homework this week to research a famous person who stutters.

Is it just me or is this a conspiracy? Get cavities filled
and receive a coupon for sugar in a cone? Hmmmm ...


  1. The board games sound great. What fun camps you all are doing.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Looks like you had a very busy and very productive week! I'd totally count all that as school. ;) Most theologens believe that Moses stuttered; it's in the Word that he wasn't a good speaker... something about speech.... Just an idea!

    I believe this is the first time I've visited your blog? Nice to meet you! Found you on the Random 5 linkup. :) Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Phew! But you know something? What a lot of learning going on just the same! Not book learning, although the games were more book-ish, but get-out-there-doing learning! And Mom practice juggling! ;) Don't we all?


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