We've put together a Summer schedule that requires the kids to get some physical, mental and spiritual exercise each morning before they get to play. Elisabeth is able to train with the high school cross country team over the summer which is 6 mornings each week, so she's good there, and for the rest of the kids, we either go out for a walk, a bike ride, play a sport or do the trampoline each morning while it's still cool outside. Then we come in and they have some scripture study time, we clean and do chores including practicing their instrument, and then we have an hour of school time in which we read and do other subjects. Bella, my sister's daughter, is here with us for a couple of weeks as Becca is having some back issues right now and will be having surgery, so she joins in on the fun and they all actually quite enjoy doing their morning routine. My elementary kids also recently had their assessment at their new school, American Preparatory Academy, and while their, they gave them each a 'stay sharp over the summer' workbook which also has an hour of school time so we're just switching over to that and using that format which includes 20 minutes of reading, math, science, and keyboarding. I have a feeling I'm going to like this school :).
Charles pulled out the dishwasher with a little too much force one morning and broke some brackets off the top rack. $10 and 2 days of handwashing dishes later, and he was in the free and clear :).
We met Scott for lunch one day at Wheeler farm (the day before Bella arrived) and took pictures with these cool wood carvings.