The beauty of educating your kids at home is that you can really use the world around you as your schoolroom! The past few weeks our “textbook” was my country, Dominican Republic. The experiences were life-changing! (see a post I wrote before we left ~ I Pray They Learn to See the World Through the Eyes of Immigrants!)
The boys learned about their family, where they come from, another country/culture. We visited an orphanage, elderly home and local school. They also visited the first city in the New World, Santo Domingo!
Our 3 weeks in DR included unforgettable time with family, visits to 8 beaches and one river. Dominican Republic was celebrating Independence Day and we got to go to 2 Carnivals, one in the capital and one in Punta Cana.
We spent 2 weeks in Santo Domingo and 1 in Punta Cana. On our way there and back we drove through the mountains and the countryside. The view was breath-taking!
It all ended with a surprise birthday party for my husband! Family from both sides attended!
We have so many people to thank, both in the US and DR, for making this a great time. Thanks to our family in DR and all the love they showed us, my husband and my kids truly feel like DR is their 2nd home!
(more pics soon)