Little Sis wakes up before Big Sis and by the time she gets up, Little Sis is dying to play with her. Since we had a busy afternoon / evening planned, Big Sis agreed to playtime shortly after waking up instead of later on in the day. They went to the basement to play princesses, a favorite of Little Sis. Not long into playtime, Chloe comes up and said she needs her tablet for a moment. I was just about to say no tablet time yet, but she interrupted me and said it wasn’t for playing, she needed to look up some words. Ok then, have at ‘er!
She is upstairs for quite a while and even Kai comes up to check on her. I go to see what she’s up to (thinking she somehow stumbled onto YouTube and is lost in video land) and I am quite surprised. She has written out a list of princess chores, using Google Voice as her dictionary! She has written thank-you letters after Christmas and short messages in her journal, but this was the longest, unprompted writing exercise she has done yet. It was a pretty proud moment!
After lunch they wanted to update the calendar since we didn’t get around to it on the weekend. They love doing the calendar daily without prompting as one flips the odd days around and the other flips the evens. They worked together putting the new month in and were excited for the events we have coming up.
With Chloe’s trampoline and tumbling class at suppertime on the other side of the city, I’ve found it best to leave home mid afternoon to beat the traffic, and we usually just go for a walk somewhere before her class starts. On a previous walk we spotted the Fort Edmonton Pedestrian Bridge but we didn’t have time to reach it. Since we were passing the area this afternoon, we went for a walk up past the John Janzen Nature Centre, leading to the pedestrian bridge. It’s a beautiful wide bridge with great views of the North Saskatchewan and the brightly colored river banks. We’ll be back again to further explore the area.
Come back tomorrow and all month long as we take part in 31 Days of Learning Through Unschooling.