Saturday, December 7, 2013
Since our Homeschool co-op is on holiday break, I've been looking for other stuff to keep us out and about. This last week, our library hosted a local high school orchestra. Reid Ross Classical School entertained us with many holiday tunes, along with a few others.
A person came forward to talk to the kids about each instrument for a few minutes. We learned that the violin can get really high.
We heard music from the polar express, a little mermaid medley, the pink panther song along with many more.
When individuals stepped forward to present their particular instrument, they also played a small section of a preschool song, like Mary Had a Little Lamb. Sorry folks, I'm having a brain delay and can not think of the word I'm looking for here. It's not lullaby, it's something else. Oh well, I think you know what I mean.
The cello also played a small piece of classical music for us.
Doing the Pink Panther dance.
The girls had a great time, and so did it. Joshua also loved the music. He was was bouncing around like he normally only does after I eat. Our personal concert lasted for an hour. After the school played for us, they offered up their instruments for the kids to touch and strum. Pretty brave, if you ask me. Hannah and Riley strummed them all.
So we saw four instruments showcased; the violin, the viola, the cello and the bass.
Hannah's favorite was the violin.
Coming up this week: story time with Santa.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Here's some pictures from our Thanksgiving Day target practice.
After a little rearranging, Grandpa and Daddy were able to figure out the right set up for Hannah.
And she hit the target, over and over.
Possibly more importantly, she had fun. And wanted to continue doing it. Which is what makes this a proud dad moment.
Among all the dresses, high heels, make up and barbie dolls, Hannah has qualities that are the opposite of all that. Like target shooting, apparently.
Riley, never one to be overlooked, even just a little, expressed her desire to try as well.
She looks so tiny, it's pretty cute.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I've had these pictures for quite some time. However, I was waiting for the pictures at the end of this post, before I completed the post.
So this was about two weeks before Halloween. We took the girls out to Hubbs Corn Maze.
That's Hannah, mid jump, over the red stripe.
You may remember that we took the girls to a corn maze last year, Konow Farms in Illinois. The girls loved it. Hannah had a blast navigating the maze with David.
There's Riley and David. Riley wanted to jump, of course but she she's so small she had to have help. Hannah's off to the left.
Grandma and Grandpa Fox joined us for the maze. There's Hannah in front, taking the lead.
Riley wanted to participate, naturally. The ground was pretty bumpy, which made for lots of stumbling.
Having a mid maze snack.
The maze was split into two sections. After the first section, I took Riley out to let her play on some of the stuff set up for kids, like this dirt and tire mound.
After Hannah successfully got David and Grandma Fox through the second part of the maze, Hannah and Riley went for a ride together.
After having a picnic in the parking lot, we decided to go back through the maze. We didn't make it very far, though, because we had one tired girl. And two girls that we had to get home.
These are the pictures I had to wait for. It's because I had to brag on myself and Becca. ; )
We went back through the corn maze at night, like a week later. David and Ryan decided that Becca and I should navigate, while they follow along, only offering advice when necessary.
We decided that Rebecca would lead while I used the map and told Becca the way to go. I did use a pen to help me keep track of where I was. I think Ryan and David offered assistance 3 times, maybe 4.
At the end of the event, David and Ryan complimented Rebecca and I on how well we navigated the maze. And I must admit, I was proud of myself!
And now you understand why I had to have these pictures before I completed this post!