Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Not Back To School Celebration!

We aren't starting our full-fledged studies until mid September, but every year we join a bunch of other homeschoolers in the area for the annual Not Back To School Celebration. It's been going on as long as we've been homeschooling and I'm sure many years before. On the first day of public school, we all get together and talk and laugh and eat and the children swim and we celebrate our choice to take our children's educations into our own hands and set them free from institutionalized cookie cutter learning!

We had a great time!


First, the whole gang . . .

. . . Now let’s zoom in for what we really came for . . .

. . . An opportunity to show what all that Ultimate Frisbee and Taekwondo does for him.





Until next time . . .


10 comments:

Kysha said...

Your son is such a character! Too cute. Hey, I have an award for you on my blog. Check it out! :)

Wendy Hawksley said...

This is so cool. What a wonderful get-together.

Our local HS group is having an end-of-summer gathering on Sept. 11 and this will be the first time I get to see any of them beyond our email group.

Glad everyone had fun.

Freakmom said...

What a great looking group! The party sounds like fun!

Our group usually has a not back to school picnic, but I don't think anyone is organizing it this year. I'm not. ;)

Hula Hank said...

How cool! A Not-Back-To-School-Celebration sounds as fun as a Take-This-Job-And-Shove-It Party.

I like it!

Steph said...

That looks like fun! I love NOT Back to School parties.

Ami said...

What an awesome group!

Back in the days when I ::sniff:: was a ::sob:: homeschooling mom, I had ::sigh:: some homeschooling friends to hang out with.

But those days are ::shriek::
GONE!

Jason said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

hollysjoy said...

O.k., I already tried this and was rejected for not being signed in. Ah, for the days of automatic recognition.

Anyway, I commented on the huge number of kids, and on the fact that it's still too hot for our park group to be very large. However, we did enjoy the lack of ps kids at "our" park today.

Your Pal Pinki said...

Eventhough I've homeschooled our kids all their lives (almost 18 years), this is the first year we're involved with a homeschool group. We're having a not back to school party in a couple weeks too. Lot's of teens and kids of all ages. We missed out on stuff like this when I was working. Woo Hoo for lay offs. J/K Seriously, though, super happy to be with my kids full time again.

kitten said...

Yep! I'm from the Deep South! LOL!
Do you live near Regular Mom? They have something the same. I think it's cool!

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