One of the things I love about homeschool is that we can decide when to take a vacation. Instead of one long vacation, we like to take a week here a there throughout the year for special occasions like the town fair, or when friends and family are visiting. Lu's birthday week is one of the weeks we take off. For Birthday Week, we do something fun each day that we don't normally do.
This Bday Week started with our traditional Bday morning:
a wake-up serenade in bed of "Las Mañanitas"
and opening gifts.
You could definitely say that this year's presents were mono-thematic.
Herb Grinder and Spatula Knife
Almond Essence and Chocolate Chips
Chef Hat and Kitchen Knife
custom embroidered "Jungle Chef"
from Lu's honorary grandpa
Spring Form Pan
Professional Chef Suit
from honorary aunt and uncle
Fancy Cooking Instruments
Lu wanted to try out his new stuff
and decided to make dinner for everyone -
which in our house means volunteers, interns, and close neighbors.
The rest of birthday week has included making and selling brownies (he sold them ALL), going to play ping-pong, eating french fries, and making a kite. Next up, we're going to the city for two days. We'll eat sushi, go site-seeing, and get our hair styled at a for-real salon - something we don't have out here in the bush. Lu is getting his hair cut short. It's always been long. (mama sad)
My baby boy is 11 years old!