Friday, June 24, 2011

Da Vinci Museum field trip

yesterday we went to the Da Vinci Museum with a group of homeschool friends. what an amazing experience. Da Vinci's drawings physically replicated there along with some works of art. i had always heard that Leo was a renaissance man but i had no idea to what extent. he was literally the father of modern invention!

This photo shows the kids using pulleys. did you know that Da Vinci invented this amazing little piece of simple machinery?

the kids had a great time and they were truly fascinated [as was i] by all the works that were replicated there.

on this homeschooling journey i am learning as my kids are learning.... so amazing! i love it!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

where is there a man like...?

Da Vinci?

today we went to the Da Vinci exhibit in Hollywood. totally amazing. i had no idea the breadth of his expertise in so many things. not only a painter, sculptor and all-around artist, he was the father of invention... creator of the precursors to almost all machines made today. incredible!

they just don't make men like him anymore... or do they?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

summer is here!

yay! summer is here! this week kicks off what seems to be the beginning of a very busy summer, for my kids anyway.

the girls started drama camp through the Azusa Renaissance Theater hosted by Azusa Pacific University. about 75 kids are attending this thing and there will be a production at the end of the two weeks... "Pinocchio"! The girls auditioned today for a special part [av wants to be pinocchio or figaro and mck wants to be pinocchio or the blue fairy]. i can't wait to find out if they made the cut. if not, they will be thrilled with whatever they get, i am sure. they just love to perform!

as for ian, he's just hanging out with me and loving it. no one to compete with for attention. today we went to the farm and had a great time there, though it was really hot - up to over 90*F!

all three kids started swim lessons and are just loving being in the pool. and the best part is that they are taking lessons with their best buds... all three!

we've got other stuff planned but i'll just have to post about those as we do them.

happy summer, everyone!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Lord is my shepherd...

God took care of me and the farm today. Met a person of peace among the madness of the distraction of the evil one. I was quiet and he whispered in my ear, "i will take care of it."

Monday, June 13, 2011

change ahead?

today was a really sad day. starting sitting in church, i couldn't help crying. all day. little things.

i am wondering if i need a fresh start with a new church family. i am praying about this. will you keep me in prayer too?