During the first few days of Summer Break, Elisabeth attended a Piano Festival/camp at Utah Valley University in Orem. She was there from 9-2, Monday through Wednesday and loved it.
While Elisabeth was busy learning and playing music, the rest of us were at home getting our summer daily chores done which include their normal chores (piano, tidying bedroom, unloading dishwasher, taking care of their stuff, reading), plus extra reading time with a book report that's supposed to be turned in each Friday on what they've read (they don't have to finish the book, but they need to write on what they've read that week), weeding for 20 minutes, running, an 'ask mom' which means they ask me what I need help with and then do that chore, and a room that they're to be in charge of and keep tidied in addition to their bedroom. So far so good and they usually get everything done before or just after lunch. Sometimes the reading is done just after.
|Charles' extra chore a couple of days was loading and hand washing dishes|
|These 2 girls are tidying up the kitchen|
|checking their chores off their chart. They are learning that they can get a lot done in the mornings without any trouble or complaint.|
Nora cut herself some bangs one day this week which I wasn't happy about. Luckily, they don't look too bad.
Elisabeth had a little recital that same evening but I didn't want to put Jane through the torture of driving back there once again that day for an hour recital, so Scott just took her and made a video and took some pictures so that we could all enjoy it at home. She performed a duet that night with another girl, a friend she made while there, named Clara. It wasn't a challenging piece but she enjoyed doing it and she liked playing a song with her new friend.