I've really dropped the ball on telling everyone about the stuff we've been doing lately. For homeschool and just for fun (which is *****shhhhhhhhh****, don't tell anyone, also for homeschool. I'm sneaky like that). There's just not enough days in the week sometimes, ya know? So even though today is Halloween, I'm gonna tell you about music.
A few weeks ago, the girls' piano teacher (through our homeschool partnership) invited them to play at the Miller Foundation where they were launching a new campaign called BCreative, which will help promote arts in schools. If it seems strange that two homeschoolers were playing at an event to encourage public school teachers to get training and compete for scholarships to improve arts education in their classrooms, remember- I am not anti-public education. Not every family has the time, the resources, or the ability to homeschool. Those children still deserve to learn.
So we agreed to participate in Katie and Lizzy's very first public performances, held under a white tent on the grounds of the Miller Foundation. We got to ride in a snazzy green trolley (bonus points in Paul's eyes!), they fed us delicious BBQ for dinner, and then we got to explore the historic home and grounds.
Not a bad way to spend an afternoon. Not a bad way at all, friends....