Our Home Away from Home

We got to the hotel around dinner time last night and got everyone settled in the suite while we ordered food from the restaurant next door.

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Today was a busy day. We dropped J. off at work, found a thrift store to get a sweatshirt for my daughter, hit the grocery store to set up the fridge, and went to a homeschool gymnastics “Open Gym”.

My daughter trying on funny hats at the thrift store:

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Here is a video from the Open Gym. The kids had a blast doing flips and jumping on the trampolines, flying on the trapeze bar and other gadgets, and jumping into the foam pits.

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Possible Relocation

On Valentines day, J. was asked if he would think about relocating to Colorado Springs for his job. Not quite the gift I was looking for, but it was an idea worthy of attention and discussion.

After we talked and decided we might actually consider it, his company arranged a trip out to Colorado Springs for our whole family for the first half of March so we would have time to explore the sights, check out neighborhoods, meet some other homeschoolers, etc.

We got in yesterday and had time to hit the Denver Aquarium before driving to the hotel in Colorado Springs.

Airport pictures after traveling for 7 hours.

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Pictures from the aquarium (which was awesome by the way):

There was a long line, but the folks knew what they were doing and had a bubble machine to occupy/distract kids while parents bought the tickets.

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Inside.
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My daughter took tons of video with the Flip camera.
Here she is shooting video:
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Here is a link to her actual video!

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These are the brightest sea stars I have ever seen.

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There are tigers at this aquarium.

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Cool viewing windows in the floor.

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Touch Tank.
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Recent Craftiness

Recent stuff from my daughter…

She decided to make a book with a picture for each letter of the alphabet.
Here are her drawings laid out on the bed.

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After she made her “A to Z” book, she started on a book for each letter.
Part of the “A” book.

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Pictures for her “B” and “C” book.

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She also found our “Shrinky Dinks” book on the shelf and set to work making jewelry and other trinkets.

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This is a picture of her drawing.

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Here is a picture of her setting up a shell and rock shop in the living room.

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Paper dolls get lots of play and lots of coloring around here.
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