This week has been an exercise in consistency.  For me.  As much as I work at it, you’d think I’d be closer by now!

We managed to do school most days this week, but I didn’t get my “C” extras out and just did the activities leftover from my 5 year old from LOTW.  She wasn’t in to ANY of them.  We read a lot of books instead.

For the 5 year old, we’ve gotten the basics every day, even if the aren’t in the form I want :).  For us, that is catechism & Bible study, reading, writing & math.  We didn’t get as much of geography or science as I’d hoped.  And would you believe I didn’t take any pics this week?


Except I guess I took a few today on our field trip.  It’s our first organized field trip & the first time I’ve met many of the area Catholic homeschoolers.  Luckily, those of us who came despite the rain all had small kids so we weren’t overly disruptive :).

Our first stop was Christmas Cove Apple Farm, owned by the Klicherman’s.  They have over 200 varieties of antique apples.  They even had one dating back to the time of Christ — a small tart apple called Lady.  How awesome is that?

This trip I got 5 different kinds to bring home & tried a 6th (a Macoun) while we were there.  I bought a 1/2 peck bag of Northern Spy’s, Cortland & Wolf River’s.  We also got a quart each of Strawberry & Kandi Snap – both considered old apples, over 200 years old.  Plus, we bought 2 gallons of the good stuff — UNpasturized apple cider.  They also have the largest unique collected of painted pop bottles — over 10,000 of them!


From there we went to Leelanau State Park & ate lunch.  The kids also played at the playground.  Then we went to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse & even herded ALL the kiddos all the way up to the top of the light.

No one else had ever been to either place, but I collect lighthouses and we are kind of apple freaks, so we’ve done both :).   If you are in the Traverse City area and looking for a field trip idea, I’d recommend both for a laid back field trip, for sure!   If you are looking for a super structured outing this isn’t it :).

Overall, I was a pretty successful week.  No one got hurt or maimed & I even managed to control my tongue more often than not.

How about you?  How was your week?

Jen S.



This post will be linked to Weekly Wrap-Up @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers and the Field Trip Friday Blog Hop @ Chestnut Grove Academy.

7 Comments on C is for Consistency…Sorta ;) {Weekly Wrap Up}

  1. Misty
    9 October 2013 at 2:16 PM (10 years ago)

    What beautiful pictures! Thanks for linking up with Field Trip Friday.


  2. Renee @ Great Peace Academy
    5 October 2013 at 11:39 AM (10 years ago)

    Stopping in from Weird Unsocialized Weekly Wrap up. I think sometimes the basics and reading to your kids is more than enough. You did good momma! Remember homeschool does not have to look like a preconceived notion of school. LIFE IS SCHOOL. LOL
    Have a blessed week.
    Renee @ Great Peace Academy´s last blog post ..This Week… Homeschool Week Complete


  3. Beth
    5 October 2013 at 12:07 AM (10 years ago)

    Going on a field trip to an orchard is a fall activity. I love the lighthouse as well. Have a great weekend.
    Beth´s last blog post ..The week we moved, again


  4. Sarah at SmallWorld
    4 October 2013 at 6:50 PM (10 years ago)

    Love your apple farm trip! My dad is an apple breeder from 6 generations of orchardists, so I love to see people exploring varieties! Visiting from the weekly wrap-up!


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