This week it was Zak's 14th birthday on Monday.
And because we home school, birthdays are holidays!
We started the day with the early morning tradition of kids piling into our bed and the birthday boy opening gifts. Hubby headed off to work and we all dozed a little more before I made a delicious breakfast.
Because birthday boys have special requests it was waffles and bacon with syrup. Yum!
Later he was treated to lunch at Spur and movies.
That was Keren's gift to him.
They loved Guardians of the Galaxy.
Monday evening we had a house full of family who came to celebrate and enjoy hubby's home made pizza.
It was a wonderful relaxed evening and a lovely start to the week.
The girl cousins were dressed exactly the same that day without even knowing it!
Tuesday we got back to the books. We have moved onto the Roman Empire, infectious diseases and immunity. I love the "ah-ha" moments when new things are understood and love to hear Zak explaining things that he has learned to his siblings. Such a privilege to be a part of that.
Josh took the day off on Tuesday as he needed to collect his drivers license. In the afternoon he and I took a drive out to the northern suburbs to UNISA (University of South Africa). We got the wonderful news that Josh has been accepted to study Industrial Engineering at UNISA in 2015! He is blessed to be able to work and study at the same time.
Poor guy got so sick with bronchitis and only managed one other day of work this week. A trip to the doctor was necessary..antibiotics and cortisone and an inhaler. It has been strange having him at home but I am glad he is able to rest and get well.
Keren dedicated most of her week to Consumer Studies practicals.
She made Swiss roll, fudge, coconut ice, marshmallows, coconut biscuits, vanilla biscuits....
and a vanilla sponge cake.
I am so thankful for all her hard work in the kitchen as tonight we have about 20 hungry teens descending on our home for Zak's party. She has taken care of all the party food and all I have had to do is provide hot-dogs, cool-drinks and popcorn.
We had my little nephew here most of the day on Wednesday and Thursday there was a casting for Zak for a fabric softener ad. There was the usual basketball, connect group, youth group and art this week.
I love Zak's latest pastel drawing.
All in all a lovely week.