Friday, 3 June 2016

Weekly Wrap Up 6-3-16 family and field trips

We took the kids to the Pokemon symphony concert as a birthday treat for Mariofan and both kids were so happy to see the live show.
We saw tons of people dressed up in various costumes

the Pokemon car was outside on displayed 

The kids were very excited about the list of songs that were to be played.  

While the symphony played the music they showed video of various pokemon games from the oldest to the newest generation.  I will be honest here I found that distracting so I closed my eyes to just concentrate on the music.

My Mom was in town when the concert played so she joined us.  She bought the kids each a t-shirt and even took a picture with the Pokemon car.

While my parents were in town my husband and I had a date night and went to a local casino to see a show.  We don't gamble so it was very interesting to see the casino hall and the people there.  It was eye opening to say the least, lol 

We went to see Bruce Hornsby and the Noise makers.
He has a new album coming out of dulcimer music.  But he also played some old favorites as well.

The kids and I also attend an opera of MacBeth with a local homeschool group.

Kids aren't opera fans and found it very hard to follow the show even though they both knew the shakespeare play:(  

Whenever my parents come to town or we visit them we have a small tradition of ordering a cake and celebrating all the missed birthdays, anniversaries etc...that we didn't spend together. 

We took my parents to the Botanical gardens where they were holding a Chinese festival but I was not impressed:(  Usually our gardens hold superb festivals but apparently all the good things showcasing were shown on Saturday and we didn't visit the gardens on Sunday. 

Kids got to practice some Chinese writing

and try some Chinese games
We were also able to get a family photo while at the gardens.

So that was our week in a nutshell.  Not a whole lot of formal schooling going on, but plenty of learning happening just living life:)


  1. OMG!! My kids would flip out for the Pokemon concert. I need to check and see if that's coming to our area! Have a wonderful visit with your family.

  2. Amazing weekend adventures; it al sonded so fun. I am sure Pokemon was very fun. I'm not up for Opera but I did think your date sounded fun. I do love your traditions.
    Blessings and hugs~