We took a break from our regular routine today to join some other homeschooling families in our area on an excursion to the Hervey Bay fire station. It was fun!!
Admittedly the fire chief who toured us was a little dry, and took a long time answering some questions so the younger children found it a bit dull. BUT once they got to hop inside the fire engine and explore some of the equipment, they really enjoyed themselves!
The fire chief answered many questions, explained about the various parts of the engines, let the kids have a go squirting the hose, and demonstrated getting into his gear FAST! Plus the firemen gifted all the kids with rulers, stickers, fridge magnets and colouring books as we left, which were appreciated! You can imagine what my children are busy doing this afternoon. :)
It was nice to spend time with some other families walking this road. I didn't get to know any of them well in the time we were there, but it's just nice to know they're out there! Both of the other homeschool families in our street (yes, there are 3 of us in one street!) were also there so I knew a few familiar faces. Probably about a dozen families attended today, but I know there are many others in the wide bay. We'll try to get along to these events when we can.
Life is plodding along nicely this week. Stuart is still very busy in the evenings with report cards so I've been reading quite a lot, sitting up late with him. I'm re-reading "The Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers. This is a must-read, and one of my absolute favourite books.
Yesterday was also dance class and vocal ensemble in the evening, two big highlights in the week for me!! We're all a bit weary as usual for Thursdays, and both boys and I have a touch of a cold as well- not too bad, just a bit congested and a cough at night. I'm feeling better today though.
Tomorrow is homeschooling and cleaning in the morning, then we're playing with friends in the afternoon which will be nice as we haven't seen them for ages. After an early tea we'll be heading out to Stuart's school for their "Celebration of the Arts" night. Saraya's dance class is performing and Stu is part of that- they're doing "In the Jungle, the mighty jungle......." and Stu is the big daddy lion to all the cubs (the children in her class are 4, 5 and 6)- very cute!! We need to pick up his lion's mane from the Brolga Theatre this afternoon.
On that note, I'm off to make us all some afternoon tea and tidy up my very messy house. :)