One of the reasons that I love to homeschool is that we can change gears at the drop of a hat and choose to do something other than what we had planned. After a cold winter cooped up inside, it was very easy for us to do shortened lessons on one of the first relatively sunny, warm days of the year. Instead of spending the majority of a gorgeous day inside with text books, we pulled out our bikes to play and released some pent up energy. Then the girls put together an impromptu picnic with lots of fun snacks. By the time public school kids were getting out, the weather was cooling off and storm clouds were moving in. But we had been able to enjoy the sun and warm weather while it lasted!