Monday, March 30, 2009

Great FREE fieldtrip to the Apple Computer Store!

We had the pleasure of taking part in an absolutely AWESOME FREE workshop offered at our local Apple Computer Store today. Our coordinator was Brian M and he was wonderful working with the kids and keeping everyone inspired and on task. We learned how to make iMovies and my kids (Hannah, Emily, Grant, Jacob and Cade) are now addicted. I can see an iMac in our future, hopefully we can work one into the budget before our current desktop completely gives up the ghost. Brian mentioned to the kids that he could also do a music workshop with them sometime in the future, they can't wait for me to schedule it. On top of the great fun of the workshop, the kids all left with free t-shirts and a dvd copy of the video they produced. It was amazing how quickly they all caught on, especially given that none of them had any iMac/Apple computer experience before today.
A few pictures:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ballerina Girl!

Sophia humored me and let me take pictures of her for my photography class. She loves to dance and is so beautiful to watch, even at her young age. Emily let her use her prized possession, her first pointe shoes, for the pictures. I really like how these turned out!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What: History Hunters Tour of City Hall
When: Friday, March 20, 2009 10 AM
Where: Cincinnati City Hall 801 Plum St. Cincinnati, OH 45202, meet at the information desk Who: Homeschoolers of all ages: Tour limited to 30 participants
RSVP: to Laura with the number of people attending

The tour consists of a guided tour through City Hall. You will learn about the rich culture of Cincinnati through the images in the beautifully detailed stained glass windows. In addition, you will learn about the workings of Cincinnati's city government and the Romanesque design of the building. The tour will last about one hour.

I stumbled upon the information about this tour quite by accident but figured it fit well into our history hunter theme of exploring interesting historic places in and around the Cincinnati area. Our tourguide was a wealth of information and for the most part managed to hold the attention of our VERY LARGE group. We had about 40 people (yes, some people showed up without RSVPing!) but the group was well behaved! The building is AMAZING on the inside, you don't really realize from the outside just how grand the building is. We got to go into the office of the mayor and the city manager and also sit in the city council meeting room.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thanks to my friend Stephanie for this AWESOME tag! Have to hate gmail for not letting me put it in my siggy line!