Friday Surprise

I decided to cancel our homeschool swimming for today as it was a bit loud at the pool this week due to Spring break. Lucky for me, my husband wound up taking the day off and then my dad surprised me with a call leading to a visit from him and my step-mom! They watched the kids while J. and I used a gift certificate at a local restaurant to grab a bite to eat. Then, we got to visit for a little while before they had to head home.

To add to the fun of the day, we took the kids to see “How to Train Your Dragon” in 3-D. It was a cute movie and we all had a good time. I was a bit concerned my son would have trouble with the glasses fitting over his real ones, but he said not a word about it.


My son picked out “The Greedy Triangle ” for one of our books before bed last night. It is a cute book about a triangle who is dissatisfied with his role in the world and keeps asking for more sides and angles. The book is good by itself, but last night it led me to singing about “Triangle Man” and then searching for this song from my past…

We went to bed singing and making up our versions like “Dad Man” and “Toilet Man”. Good Times 🙂

Today, we will be searching out videos for their greatest hits.

As a side note- I originally picked up “The Greedy Triangle” after checking out a bunch of “living math” books listed on a great website,, where storybooks are listed and linked to the math topics they cover.


We have had some kind of head cold knocking us around for awhile now. I got a bunch of movies from the library to give us some stuff to watch in case we needed some down time. We did.

Tonight we watched “Evan Almighty”, the movie about God telling a congressman to build an ark. It led to all kinds of discussions about Noah and the Bible and also to a new joke from my son…

“What science is in the Bible?”

We also watched “The Last Mimsy” which was a little more intense than they cared for. It was interesting and a bit confusing. Last on the list was “Ella Enchanted” which enchanted my daughter 🙂 Cute and campy at the same time!