Things just keep plugging along here in 2020, don't they?
Raylan's virtual kindergarten experience, for one thing, keeps plugging along. He says he likes it. To him, kindergarten, right now, is a series of activities that he does with his parents and Grandma. In virtual kindergarten, he does some online lessons with his teacher and then does "asynchronous learning", which involves completing some assignments that he submits through his iPad. He enjoys learning, and I think he likes the one-on-one time. It'll be interesting to see how the transition goes when he eventually returns to a classroom. He likes being at home with us, but he likes being around other kids, too, so, I think in Raylan's mind, each version has pros and cons.
|Working at the table in his room on a school lesson|
|climbing a tree when we went for a walk |
during a break
On Friday, when I was doing Raylan's school with him, the weather outside was beautiful (we've had unusually mild weather this September). At lunch time, we hopped on our bikes and rode over to El Chilito for lunch. They have picnic tables outside, so we say under the trees and ate breakfast tacos and had a really nice time.
|Friday lunch out is an upside of virtual school|
On Saturday morning we went for a hike on the Barton Creek greenbelt. We had a fun little hike, but all of the water had dried up in the creek since last week! Oh well. Definitely easier to keep the kids dry that way!
|Amy on our hike!|
On Saturday I went for a bike ride and got to stop by Ryan and Jamie's house to visit with them for a while on the back porch. It was really good to talk to them and get a chance to catch up a bit.
On Sunday morning I tried to take the kids for a walk, but they rebelled. Instead we played in the yard for a while.
|the artists at work|
Sunday afternoon we drove to to Buda to go to Cabela's. Amy grew up doing some fishing, and our trip to the greenbelt in the nice weather had inspired her to want to get some little starter fishing poles for the kids. So we loaded up in the car and head out.
|checking out the aquarium|
|feeding the fish!|
|Who is this mysterious action hero?|
|They kept yelling at Amy to jump off.|
To her credit, she let them down slowly, anyway.
That's self discipline, people!
Later we stopped off at Home Depot. Then we went home and Grandma and Papa picked up Raylan so he could go over and spend the night with them to do school over there tomorrow. Ryan stopped by to drop off some food for Mom and Dad. Kiddo tried to show off for Uncle Ryan while climbing the fence, and took a tumble. The only injury was her pride. She was pretty embarrassed.