Our annual Homeschool Network Not-Back-To-School Picnic happened yesterday at a local park. It was really fun. We had a picnic with fried chicken provided by the homeschool network, and every family brought side dishes to share - yummy! I truly enjoy getting together with other homeschooling families to share a meal and share plans for the year.
My children had a blast, too. My son hunted for snakes with a couple of his buddies. They found three - he asked to bring them home, I said NO. They were returned to their homes. My oldest daughter had some girl talk with a couple of her friends. Young S-Doll had some cool playtime with pals on the playground.
Also, as a fun addition to the evening, we had a white elephant exchange. Basically anyone who wants to participate brings something from home that they don't want anymore. For each item you bring, you may select an item that someone else brought. We took 3 books, 2 coloring books, 2 stuffed animals and a CD game. We brought home a Volcano Kit, a Thin Ice game, and 3 books. Oh well, so much for clearing out.