I finally added Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's (or IZ's) Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World to my Ipod, I love this song. Why did it take me so long to get it on there? On that note, if you've never seen the movie 50 First Dates, you should because it has a breath taking scene in it with this song playing, love it. The movie is really funny too, Adam Sandler humor ;)
Oh! Just for fun I want to share the scene: Just a warning, it is the last scene so there are **spoilers**. View at your own risk.
We had a nice day yesterday, celebrating Alec's birthday. After he got up, he opened a few gifts and did some Yu-Gi-Oh dueling with Tim. Then the family played Mario Cart (- me, because Saddi was crazy for walk)
For dinner, Alec requested that we go to Osaka's which is a Japanese Steakhouse. He loves the Hibachi style dining and their filet mignon. We then returned to the house and played some more on the Wii and he finished his day by joining his guild for a raid.
This is Alec's happy face, can't ya tell?? It was a good day.
And now I'm off to start priming the walls of the downstairs bedroom that my talented husband has finished. Yay! Guest bedroom is soon to be completed!
This looks interesting. It's a new school opening in New York this fall.
The school model is based on game like learning.
My father-in-law saw that the school, Quest to Learn, was being featured on Future Tense. Future Tense is a daily radio journal for the digital age. There's a short little interview with one of the school's administrators. I liked what she said about how the kids will be learning, she mentions some things like "things are all connected".
Check out a day in the life of a student, how a day could look.
It's not unschooling but I can see how this might work for kids who are in school :)
We joined forces this weekend with the Lovejoys, to celebrate Alec's and Duncan's birthday. They each invited a few friends join in the celebrations and Kelly and Ben were gracious enough to host the festivities :)
Here are the guys! Happy Birthday Duncan and Alec! Most of the Bowman crew were there (minus Scotty who had to work) and they furnished the bunch of us with glorious hats.
Here's Duncan... pimpin' out
Alec doin' the Top Hat thang
Happy party goers
We played games and hung out for a good time. I don't think Duncan got to play quite as much nerf gun action as he wanted because it was rainy but they sure took advantage of breaks between showers.
Here he is with Logan and Bo. They were awesome! Alec was telling me that they were doing "mods" with their nerf guns. I thought that was really clever.
Kyra looking like a perfectly adorable gift
On our way home we had a treat.
We thought "treat" as the snow started falling. It was so pretty, big fluffy clumps of snow. But then we got to the interstate and it was less than a treat and more like a threat. How quickly we forget the dangers of snow and speeding cars. We saw 5 accidents all within a 1/2 hour of time. 2 before we got to the interstate and 3 on the interstate. Not so fun. We did get home safe and sound, thanks to Tim's experienced driving skills and we were then able to be excited about the snow again.