Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Madness

March has been just as busy as always, but we've managed to squeeze some recreation into the madness!  Early in the month we were excited to hit the 3/4 mark in our school year.  Last week we enjoyed a field trip to the Atlanta History Center's homeschool day, the theme of which was "Everyday Heroes."  We especially enjoyed the military emphasis and all of the respect paid to our soldiers.  We also enjoyed the lovely spring day and a walk in the Quarry Garden to see all of the plants coming back to life.
 We also got to enjoy a whole-family field trip (it's always special when Daddy gets to come, too) to the Center for Puppetry Arts to watch a puppet show.  Their shows -- and their Create-a-Puppet workshop afterwards -- are always stellar and this one was no exception!
We've also had some adventures in the tooth department.  David had to have a primary tooth pulled, but the permanent one is still nowhere near ready to take its place, so we had to find an orthodontist to have a space maintainer put into his mouth.  The orthodontist did a great job making it a friendly experience for David and he even bought David a Starbucks Frappucino to celebrate his new appliance!
We also taught the kids how to fill out a March Madness bracket.  This is a big deal in our house and we have all really enjoyed having our whole family be part of the fun!
 March has been going by at more of a gallop than a march!!!


Bethany said...

It is hard to believe that April is coming next week. By the way, I wish my dentist would buy me a Frappuccino! Then again I don't want my tooth pulled so David deserves it more than I do. :-)

Delighted Hands said...

True story about the gallop, I mean! The puppets look great, kids! Nice work-maybe we can see a puppet show when we come to visit next time! How are you doing on your brackets?