Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Senior Year!

I'm not sure what I'm thinking.  Blogging when we are busier than ever?  Oh, well.  What's one more thing on my plate? Our official "not back to school" day was today.

AH is a senior in high school this year. He insisted that we keep up our tradition of visiting the Science Museum of Minnesota on the first day of "school."  Definitely a traditionalist!

A Huge, 3 story astronaut at the Science Museum of Minnesota floats in "space."

Took this picture because of this one:

How does time fly so fast?

We did break from tradition and visited the Minnesota History Center as well.  This is in the "Greatest Generation Exhibit"

Of course it was time for lunch!  So we headed to Grand Avenue in St. Paul to Punch Pizza!

Sound familiar?  It's the small business President Obama recognized in one of his State of the Union speeches.  They increased their starting wage to $10.00/hour before any legislation forced them to.  They are a success story!  And that was the starting point of an interesting discussion during lunch.

And for dessert?

A sweet way to end our field trip.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Had fun practicing some chalk lettering on our chalkboard door!  Happy New Year to you all!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Driver's Ed at Home

You would think that having the third child begin driver training would be no big deal.  Been there, done that...Right? Nope! It's still a big deal!  I'm feeling the same excitement and worry that I felt when the older kids began this process.  It's an exciting, happy time in the life of an American teenager and an exciting, nerve-wracking time for an American teenager's parents!  

Since we received the curriculum last week we have been reading about insurance, licensing regulations and classes of licenses, to name just a few subjects.  The first chapter was not thrilling.  I was yawning while reading it with AH! He agreed it was a lot of dry information, but was much more interested in the types of auto insurance than I was.  When we began a chapter about the car itself and I found myself nodding off, I hopped up and proclaimed that class would be held in the car!  We took our books and proceeded to sit in our car in the driveway for an hour. AH started the car, turned signals off and on, found the hazards and parking brake, adjusted the seats and mirrors and asked about anything in the car .  When I didn't have an answer we looked in the the driver's education book and when that didn't have the answer we scoured the  owner's manual. Opening up the hood to find out how to check the oil and various other fluid levels was more fun than looking at a  sketch and diagram.  I'm so happy we can study this subject together at home so that he can move around and actively learn the material the way he learns best!