Today was the OHEN Oregon Home Educators Network Not Back To School Day at Oaks Park. What a blast! Jon had some driving lessons.
The teens found something to watch. We came up with a few captions for this one.
Nate needed some driving lessons.
The Blanket Races!
We have a very dear little friend battling Leukemia at OHSU/Dorenbecher, the White Building at the top of the hill. I had to go to the river and pray several times.
Jon had a good time on all of the rides, even the smaller ones.
The ride I desired to be on for sure!
We have met a lot of families online through OHEN and just being bloggers. We got to see each other in person today – two or three are not in this photo but were there also.
Nate and his friend – I thought his thoughtful look away pose was funny.
We had a great time. Living in this small town without any/many older homeschoolers makes you start to feel like you are the only ones. The boys do get a bit tired of people asking if they will ever go to Public School. I get the teachers asking me often if Nate could enroll in the local high school so he’ll have “more opportunities”. I roll my eyes. I’m thankful for our time in Bend, where I saw so many successful homeschool families. I’m thankful for our connections with Albany, Salem, Portland, Hillsboro and Vancouver for being able to link up with so many families. I just kept walking around in wonder passing by hundreds of homeschoolers all in one space. Awesome Sauce.