Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Coolest Guys in Town are Firefighters

We went to Firestation #3 in Henderson, Nevada. The kids got a red plastic fireman's hat, a sticker, and a tour of the firestation. The firefighters were so nice, and fun, and showed them lots of fun stuff. They got to go in the fire truck, watch a fireman model all of his gear, see their dormitory, and ask lots of questions.

After the tour, we met with our homeschool group at Paseo Vista Park. It is a fun park that has water features and 2 playgrounds, with lots of covered picnic tables. Our homeschool group leader is so generous. She always brings a cooler full of drinks and treats for everyone. It is so wonderful. And it really came in handy today because I did not plan for the park, so I had no water for the kids. You don't last long in Las Vegas, in the summer time, without water.

We stayed for a few hours and then we went home and finished all of our schoolwork. I even made sure we studied our history: Abraham and Mesopotamia. I was able to use a GAK of Abraham to add to the story in their history book. It really helped to give a gospel perspective to what we are studying. This is one of the wonderful things about homeschool that you would not get in public school.

We were able to finish school in just the right amount of time and then head off to Nevada School of the Arts for their first group violin lesson. They are in group 2 and their teacher is Jennifer Peterson. I think it will be a good year for them with violin.


kristen said...

I've been meaning to write to you, but it's been crazy. I love NM! NV is like a bad distant memory. Hope all is well. I know Tad sees Rinar often, so at least they keep in touch.
Take Care

Julie & Chris Tandy said...

I totally agree with you, firefighters are the coolest! I guess you would expect for me to say that, right?

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