Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a good Easter weekend!
We've been having beautiful weather.


This year's Easter egg dying:
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I painted and decorated this large plastic egg for Blaze:
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Blaze's Easter treats, along with the plate shown in the next photograph:
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Sunday afternoon tea:
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As you can see from Blaze's clothes, we did not get dressed up and go anywhere for Easter. We had a nice relaxing day at home.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Civil Rights in the Sunshine State

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After the homeschool International Fair on Friday, we walked over to the Museum of Florida History. Most of the museum was closed for remodeling, but the special exhibit that we were there to see was still open. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State shows the struggle for civil rights here in Florida. There were photographs, artifacts, and videos. There was also a scavenger hunt for students, to make the exhibit more engaging.

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Entry into the museum and the exhibit is free. The exhibit will be at the museum until April 5.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Tallahassee Homeschool International Fair

Blaze finished his project about the Vietnam War yesterday.

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Today, he presented it at the International Fair at the Leon County Public Library.

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The board included photographs that my uncle had sent home during the war and some that DH's father had taken.

The t.v. on the right, was made from a cereal box. It held Blaze's Kindle, which was playing actual news coverage of the war. The paper to the left of the t.v. (which is hard to read, since the pencil writing doesn't show up well in photographs) says that 90% of all American households had television by 1960. The paper just below the t.v. talks about how television news affected popular opinion by bringing the horrors of war into our living rooms.

The rest of the children at the International Fair did a wide range subjects and presented them in a variety of ways. Some had boards like Blaze, some gave Power Point presentations, some even had food to share with the group.

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I'm very happy with how Blaze's display looked and am proud of him for all the writing he has done for it (writing is not easy for Blaze).

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Break

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Today is the last day of our week long spring break. We didn't go anywhere, but we tried to make our time at home as relaxing and vacation-like as possible.

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The weather was gorgeous this whole week.

Tomorrow we return to math, science, reading, and lots of history. Blaze only has four days left to finish his display board for the homeschool International Fair at the public library on Friday.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Our Weekend With a Rental Car: Arti Gras, St. Augustine, and a Fairy Garden

We have not been getting out much. Our car has become very unreliable. I can't start it at all. Although DH can get it started, he has only been taking it to work and taking us to the grocery store, since the mechanic told us that the more we drive it, the more likely we are to kill another starter.

We rented a car from 5:30 p.m. on February 20th, until 5:30 p.m. on February 23 and fit as many fun activities into those three days, as we could.

Saturday we got dressed up and went to Railroad Square Art Park for Arti Gras.

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This is a small Mardi Gras style event with live music, food venders, and a small parade.

The parade:



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Sunday was also a day to play dress-up, only this time we headed to St. Augustine for an outing with members of the Central Florida Steampunk Association and The Cowford Steampunk Society.

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Monday, Blaze and I went to see a private garden we had been told about, here in Tallahassee. Lichgate is a lovely little cottage with an enormous live oak tree in front and gardens on two sides.

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The children's Shakespeare garden:

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The maze:

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Crafty Crow