Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Two Mistakes

It seems I have made two mistakes the last two days.

My first mistake - I saw an ad for a fun family Halloween four course meal at the Melting Pot. Kids were free and they could dress in costume. But...I forgot...haven't been there in 20 years or so. The meal takes almost three hours! Do the math, here. We have a two year old, a four year old and a five year old. It was a loooonnnngggg meal. They actually did pretty good. It was us parents that were frazzled by the end! Not relaxing...at...all. And there were no Halloween activities as the ad implied.

So far I do not know one single friend of the girls who is NOT dressing up as a character from Frozen for Halloween.

Look! It's Olaf!

My next mistake - giving Mia the important job of taking pictures at Homeschool Day at the botanic gardens. I have 49 videos...videos of glass sculptures...and random strangers' voices in the background.

Me: Mia, why did you take videos of sculptures? They do not move or talk. Next time take a regular photo of them.

Mia: Well, that way we didn't have to stop the stroller. We could just keep moving.

If you ask her, she almost always a good reason for why she does things!!!

The Chuhily exhibit is at the botanic gardens right now. For Homeschool Day, there were eight stations set up to learn about the sculptures. One station was actually a self-guided tour of the sculptures and another was a video of watching Chuhily create a sculpture.

At one of the stations the girls made their own sculptures.

At the Light and Shadow Station they learned transparent, translucent and opaque. And they still remembered it today!

At another station they got to make a Chuhily chandelier by drawing on plastic and then cutting it in a spiral.

The last station we went to was about reflections. After that, they were tired so we ate lunch and headed home. We do have a few still photos. I deleted the ones where she used artistic license to take black and white photos...of beautiful colorful sculptures! What can I say...she doesn't have the best photographer as her teacher!

At least my two mistakes didn't hurt anyone or cause any damage!

1 comment:

Beth said...

I think I need to watch Frozen just so I can understand the craze.