Last Sunday, Gerrick bought and built the LEGO X-Wing Starfighter.
(He only asked for help with the stickers.)
Throughout the week, he continued with his online research concerning which kit to buy next with frequent visits to lego.com and legoman7777's youtube channel. (And when he was away from the laptop, he apparently didn't want me to get on it.)
Monday was our 11th anniversary. Rick and I spent the day together while Gerrick played at a friend's house. He had a great time and came home talking all about the obstacle course they built.
Tuesday was the monthly meeting of Homeschool History Club at Belle Meade Plantation. While Gerrick enjoyed activities related to this month's theme of horses, I got to visit with my friend Amy, whose daughter is also in the club. (I think we may look forward to this time each month even more than the kids do!)
We usually do composer studies by listening to one composer for several months during car rides. Gerrick has been asking for the Star Wars soundtrack so this week I surprised him by introducing John Williams with a CD of some of the songs from all six Star Wars films. Gerrick loves it so much that he has been listening to it practically nonstop. As often of late, there has been much creative Star Wars play this week with lots of talk of things like deflector shield generators, fleets of super star destroyers, hyperdrive, clones, droids..., but the music really pushed it to new extremes. There was one song he said he wanted to hear that wasn't on the CD, so we did a "John Williams" search on Spotify. This was a real eye-opener to him of just how much awesome music John Williams has composed! After sampling some of that greatness, he then decided to narrow the search to "John Williams Star Wars". He listened to a lot of songs, but hasn't yet found the one in his mind.
A few months ago Rick started reading The Hobbit to Gerrick at night. They didn't get very far before they stopped because Gerrick said it was too scary for bedtime. This week he asked to start over. They've now read six chapters without any problems. In fact, he has been thoroughly enjoying it--often telling me what has happened the next morning during breakfast. Inspired by Gollum and Bilbo, he's also been making up lots of riddles, many of which have involved facts he learned during the previous week's viewing of Hunting the Elements.
We spent most of Friday at a local Colonial Fair. Below, we are dancing the Virginia Reel. You can see more pics from the fair here.
Of course he is planning to use all of this money on more LEGOs. With some of it, he immediately bought the Y-Wing Starfighter and spent the rest of the afternoon/evening putting it together.