Well, we did it. We finished up our first week as a 4-homeschooler family. And, you know what? It felt good not to be rushing out the door for preschool (Technically, Olive would be in K4 and Ivey would be in Kindergarten), grabbing lunch bags and backpacks and communication folders, forgetting show and tell, and so on. Instead, we read, learned, crafted, cleaned, and played in harmony. Ahh.
The boys have been working on the prerequisites for their Citizenship in the Nation merit badge. One of the requirements is to visit the capitol building. Since the girls' vocabulary list included "capital" and "monument" (Wordly Wise 1, with a story about a family visiting Washington D.C.), I figured a field trip to Atlanta was in order. So, the kids and I made our way to the capitol building for a self-guided tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the girls' attention span and enthusiasm. They loved it!
Afterward, we managed to maneuver the one way streets and lane changes and head over to the Varsity for lunch. A few naked dogs, chili dogs, onion rings, and frosted oranges later, we were on the road for home. It was a very successful trip!