It's fall break for us and we've been having so much fun. This week is going by too quickly. Usually when Joe is off work we spend most of our time around the house but this week we've been going non-stop and the schedule is full the rest of the week too. My Braxton-Hicks have lightened up a little, making it easier to stay busy.
I had an ultrasound today to check on Brady. He is estimated to weigh 4 lbs, the average for his age is 2.91 lbs, so a little big but not as big as I thought he might be. Everything looks healthy, the concerns they had from my last ultrasound were not warranted after this one. I'm very thankful for that and feel so grateful to be having a healthy boy. He is in the right position and has his exit strategy in order so no worries there. He was quite smashed up inside, we couldn't see him real well but the tech said it looked like he has hair and we definitely saw the chubby cheeks we've come to expect from our little ones. I'll have another ultrasound to check on his weight in a month or so.
Fort Boonesborough. This replica fort is the same place I visited when I learned about Daniel Boone in school. It is a working fort with people re-enacting life back in 1775.
We watched a weaver, a tinsmith, a candle maker, and several other tradesmen. We saw what kind of furnishings they had back then and made once they arrived on the frontier.
Bethany and Joseph loved seeing how life used to be. It was so rewarding when they were eager to go look inside the next cabin and truly wanted to know what was going on inside each one. I'm always amazing at what they have the ability to learn and retain. It's been several weeks since we finished our book about Daniel Boone, while we were there I was surprised at how much they remembered.
Later on the ride home Joseph piped up from the far back seat and said, "Mommy, thank you for reading us a book about Daniel Boone and finding out about the fort and taking us to see it." My heart always melts at his overwhelming gratitude.
Homeschooling the kids is much more rewarding than I thought it would be. I've been blessed to have these first 9 weeks go so smoothly. I love watching them learn and grow, and am excited to continue learning with them. Now I have to decide who could be as exciting as Daniel Boone to study the next 9 weeks!