Friday, February 10, 2017

Three Movies, a Mini Trip and a Play

A Trip ~ We had a very busy week. It started with a quick trip to Charlotte, NC. We needed a break. Our family has been stressed out lately and we needed a little bit of time away from the grind. Fortunately, my husband had worked overtime several times over the past month, so we had a little extra money. We decided to have a 24 hour break in Charlotte over the weekend. We picked a hotel with an indoor pool and away we went. The kids spent hours in the pool; I read two out-of-date Reader's Digest magazines; Dad got to watch cable TV; and most importantly, I DID NOT HAVE TO MAKE A SINGLE MEAL!
We ate delicious food!

We ventured out to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum where we saw the actual plane that Captain Sullenberger ("Sully") landed on the Hudson River. We had watched the video of Miracle on the Hudson on New Year's Eve, so we really enjoyed seeing the airplane. It really was battered. 

We visited a large mall and did a little bit of clothes shopping and then visited Ikea. It was the kids first time ever at an Ikea store, and Dean, who is really interested in design, was in love with the entire store. He liked EVERYTHING! He was put in charge of finding a new clock for our family room and a new lamp for his desk. He had a blast!

A Play ~ We saw Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The performance only had three actors and left us rather confused. This was one of the few Shakespeare plays that I wasn't familiar with and I hadn't prepared them well. We ended up deciding that we were going to need to review the story line in a different way.

Three Movies ~ We decided to see Much Ado About Nothing in movie form and understood it better this time.

We also went out with our homeschool friend S to see Dr. Strange. I am not sure this could be considered educational in any way, but the kids enjoyed it immensely.

Lastly, Anne is working her way through The King and I for our February musical. She is watching one musical each month as part of her musical course.

Art ~ We also had a lovely morning of art with Grandma. We learned about Edvard Munch and The Scream. My mother always does a tremendous amount of research and gives a great presentation. The kids went on to make their own parody of The Scream.

We also accomplished much of the basics. It was an all around good week.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. I would say so! I love, love, love to hear about your weeks. Now that we are on a different phase of our life, I miss our weeks that looked like this. I am intrigued about a three actor Shakespeare play. No wonder you were confused! I love the way things tie together, like your seeing Sully's plane after seeing the movie.

  2. Sounds like a nice getaway! Congrats on not having to cook. :)

  3. What a nice getaway! The food looks yummy!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful week with a wonderful getaway!

  5. Glad you had a fun mini-vacation. It sounds like a lovely time. And I think it is wonderful that your mom is so involved in their schooling and can give such wonderful art presentations. That truly is a blessing to have her involved in their learning.