Friday, February 27, 2015

Our Homeschool Day at the Capitol ~ Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

Happy Friday! How's life?


Our life has been pretty normal around here. Routine. Getting things done in preparation for two weeks of Spring Break.

Truly, the only day worth mentioning was Wednesday.

Homeschool Day at the State Capitol with the Indiana Association of Home Educators!


We've never been, and it was so wonderful, I wish we hadn't missed all those other years. Of course, the state house was gorgeous, and we heard a couple of historic reenactors as well as a local speaker. We also met our State Representative. He was very friendly and said he supported homeschooling one hundred percent.

The 1888 architecture was incredible ~



Admiring the general splendor ~



Large families unite! J  We met Cheryl Long of Treasures from a Shoebox and eight of her ten children. It's always fun to meet in person someone you've known online.

 


"Mom, what's that?" Sigh ~



Eight marble figures grace the third floor of the rotunda, but of course, I had to include the one for Law. J



Our pep rally talk was given by Peter Heck, a government school teacher who's also a dynamic speaker in favor of homeschooling ~

{I spy a Lilla Rose clip! We saw quite a few there. J}


The Senate was not in session, so we were allowed into the chamber ~



Future senators? ~



The chapel ~



Time to head home. Little boys are tired, and we've seen everything we have energy for ~



Our state homeschool convention is next month, and we're all jazzed about that. Great speakers, great courses, great exhibits!


Have a wonderful weekend!









Do you attend a homeschool day at your state capitol? Are you going to a convention this year?




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14 comments:

  1. How exciting! I go to church with one of our state representatives. I have to call his office to schedule a capitol building tour. I don't think they have a homeschool day. How wonderful that you and Cheryl got to meet! I am jealous, lol! I want to meet (and hug) both of you! :-) Hope you have a great weekend and don't forget to stop by and link up with My Week in Review.

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    1. If we are EVER anywhere near you, Lisa, we are definitely going to get together! How incredible would it be if we could meet at a homeschool event?! So glad you stopped by, friend, and thanks for your link-up.

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  2. What a wonderful treat to finally meet you in person! I LOVE these photos! We've been to Homeschool Day at the Capitol before, but this year was truly the best yet, so you chose a good year to attend. I look forward to seeing you at the convention next month (we'll be running the Doorposts booth).

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    1. We'll look for you at the convention, Cheryl. How wonderful it was to meet you in person! :-)

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  3. Thank you for sharing! I had seen this all month on the IHAE website and Facebook page but as we are only homeschooling for preschool I felt we were far too young to go. I am hoping our daughter will enjoy this event in 10 years or so! Praise the Lord for those in government who support Homeschool Rights.

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    1. Definitely praising the Lord for our state representative, Amy. :-) Hope to meet you at the Homeschool Day or the Convention sometime soon!

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    2. Agreed! We always look for you and your family on free days at the Children's Museum! I love your blog and have been taking lots of notes for the coming years.

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  4. Very cool and how fun! Awesome homeschool field trip.

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    1. It was inspiring and invigorating, Starla! I'm grateful to IAHE for organizing it. :-)

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  5. We made a weekend trip to our state capitol and the kids loved it! We even got to tour the governor's mansion. Sounds like a fantastic field trip!

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    1. Oh, what a great idea... the governor's mansion. Thanks, Penny! :-)

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  6. Fun to see Cheryl and some of her kids in your pictures - I always think it's neat when 2 different bloggers I follow connect somehow online.
    And the payphone comment is classic - I've heard kids ask that too. :-)

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    1. I think they could hear my sigh through the statehouse when the 6yo asked about the phone booth. :-) How times have changed....

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  7. Thanks for the inside peek! I live not far from Indy, but have never been inside.

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