Here's Madison, first to arrive at piano class today. It went well, although we'll be facing some challenges in the upcoming week as we go on vacation and try to keep up with the advancing lessons. Lots to do there!
And there was lots to do this afternoon too: we went to the library after class today, because there was a pirate-themed event there, one probably set up to coincide with yesterday's huge holiday. Madison got into her costume before heading over to the library.
Here she is, uncovering treasure the science-project way. These were 'treasure chests,' made from baking powder and jello. To find the gems hidden within this mix, all Madison had to do was use a dropped to add vinegar. Sure enough, the other stuff dissolved away, and soon the gems were easy to find.
There were a few stations set up for the kids, including a pirate name generator that we tried out, and a place where you could paint your own pirate flag. It was a nice way to make up for the lack of a Krispy Kreme doughnut visit this year - honestly, I think Madison just wanted an excuse to dress up like a pirate!
We got a few books, and were soon on our way home to Taco Tuesday, and some more games with Crystal Jack Sparrow. There wasn't enough time to watch anything together, although Madison did all her homework in the car again. This is the pattern, doing it all in "The Homeworkmobile."
Before bed, we read from "Peter Pan" and a pirate-themed devotional, and prayed for our nation, which has had a pretty divisive year. It's building up to an election in just six weeks or so. Who knows how that will turn out - the candidates are neck and neck. Lots of stress in the country. A lot at stake, as always. No matter who wins, half the country will be infuriated. Just like four years ago.
Tonight after Madison went to bed, Mommy and Daddy started season four of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The big news is that Ghost Rider is here, and he was handled well, although a bit scary for the younger ones. He's here in the Marvel Universe, and he means business, flaming skull and all. For big kids like Daddy, for some reason that's all you need to be a cool 'dark hero.'
Perhaps he should run for President!