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                             January 10th, 2014

For the first time in a long time I had both of my boys up by 9:00, surprised me even though Bubba laid back down for a nap a few hours later. They both spent a good part of the day working on their Yugioh card decks because tomorrow they are meeting up with some friends and going on a little road trip to compete in the regionals in Madison, TN. This is about 2 hours a way and they are really excited.

The dogs were rough on their favorite toy and Dora was nice enough to sew it up for them.

Bret spent most of the day listening to music and playing "Puzzles and Dragons" on his Ipod. All of the kids also played  "Little Big Planet 2"  together. While the boys played "Ghost" Dora and I got started on her model of the solar system. We decided instead of just buying a model to put together and paint we would make one with paper mache.

She worked on Jupiter and I did Saturn. We only got one of our 2-3 layers done and will finish these two planets in just a little while.She also read a little about the planets and was exicited to learn that one of Saturn's moons is named Pandora just like her! 

Dora, Bret, and I watched "Liberty Tree House" while Bubba took a nap, we learned about Levi Strauss and the first pair of jeans that were actually invented by his partner, and about drovers and the indoor rodeo arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dora played drums for a while and showed me a song she had been working on. Yes, being an unschooling parent sometimes meaning carving out a corner in your bedroom so you can fit in a pair of drums!

Bubba, Bret, Pandora, and I all played several rounds of Racko and watched "Chicken Little". Racko is a game alot of people haven't heard of, you basically get cards and have to put them in the rack then work to get them in order from least to greatest. It is a lot funner than I make it sound and is one of our family's favorite games.

Other than a few chores like laundry, sweeping and dishes this has pretty much been our day so far. Dora is patiently waiting on me to finish writing this as Dad surprised her by getting her the computer version of Minecraft today which she can't wait to check out since it is supposedly a little different from the Ipod version she has. Until tomorrow.............

This post was written as a part of the year long "Hitchhikers Guide to Unschooling" series. You can learn more about it HERE.