School-Break! for Friends and Family

We have been enjoying an extra long break from school time this September. A plus of homeschooling? Flexibility is easy to attain when needed, when wanted. A dear friend and her guy took off to celebrate the day they married. We had play land with their three additions for several days. Our three were in heaven. Shortly following, Grandma M arrived from the Midwest. Hiking, a homemade masquerade ball, parks, a cousins-sleepover have been apart of the visit so far. And more days of fun are ahead. How could any elementary aged child be disappointed with this change of pace?
Recently, I heard Charlie Hope's sweet voice. I thought it would be a perfect setting for sharing some of this September's merriment so far. Our two youngest ones keep up with the big kids, but their exhaustion clearly shows at times: