Three weeks ago we attended the FPEA homeschool convention in Orlando, Florida with about 10,000 other Florida homeschool families. It was an encouraging weekend, especially for those of us with 4 children, because for some reason having four kids makes people want to come up to you and ask if you if you know how babies are made.
Or, gives them a burning desire to tell you they’re glad its you (with the four kids) and not them. Would it be rude if I told them I was glad too?
At a homeschool convention the conversation is vastly different. I actually find myself apologizing for only having 4 kids.
I’m kidding…but 4 kids is nothing at a homeschool convention!
The day after the convention I hit the ground running by taking 7 children (not all mine) to Universal Studios. We stayed for 8 hours and rode 22 rides, thanks to our VIP Tour Guide Dave. Dave also directed me to a new favorite—-funnel cake topped with soft serve ice cream and strawberry toppings! Who knew you could make a funnel cake better? I didn’t take any pictures of the kids while at Universal. I did however feel compelled to take a picture of the dessert.
On Sunday, in celebration of our May birthdays the boys (along with 2 friends) embarked on a pirate adventure at the Grand Floridian Hotel where they dressed like pirates and took to the sea in search of treasure at various stops. When we picked them up they said they had a fantastic time and learned how to say Arghhh! Which is apparently an important life skill for young boys…or pirates.
The girls had a much more civilized time at the Princess Tea at the Grand Floridian where they were crowned Princesses, presented with jewels, met Princess Aurora and had a lovely tea with their Queen Mothers.
After the tea we headed back to our hotel for some pool time and an early dinner with our friends before having (even more) birthday cake(s)….which may or may not have something to do with my insatiable sweet tooth or the fact that we have 6 more months till the next birthday in our house.
What have you been up to?