Our Spring was quite eventful this year. Between a ton of activities with our homeschooling friends, Mimi and Brianne’s visit over Easter, and several short road trips, the months of March, April and May zoomed by at lightening speed.
Mimi, Brianne, and my parents were all in town for Easter, so a few of my cousins and I took the opportunity to throw the first “not-a-baby-shower” party for my sis. 🙂 It was a baby shower disguised as an Easter party where we celebrated her baby to come.
My parents were also in town, and as always, Brianne and Bridgette had so many places they wanted to take their grandma to. This time, we narrowed it down to a lovely afternoon tea at the Japanese Tea Garden, a visit to San Francisco City Hall, and plenty of food outings!
Alan was in Cambodia in March with several of his colleagues from Box. Together, they spent 3 weeks setting up computer systems at the local schools there, and teaching the students how to use them. It was an intense 3 weeks with 12 hour work days in high heat and humidity, but it also turned out to be quite an amazing and life changing experience for him. In his words…“It felt so rewarding that we were able to make a difference for those schools and children!” I’m so glad he jumped on this opportunity, and hope this will be just the first of many mission-like trips he (and our whole family) can be a part of in the future.
Although we don’t really have a designated “Spring Break”as official unschoolers now, we were still excited for the school district’s Spring Break because it meant playdates with some of Bridgette’s besties from school!
At the Robotic Fair in San Jose, Bridgette got her first tv interview! ABC 7 news was filming a segment for the nightly news and approached different kids to see if they’d be comfortable speaking in front of the camera. I couldn’t help laughing when Bridgette eagerly jumped at the opportunity. She was such a natural!! The interview must have lasted about 3 minutes, but as expected, was edited down to about 3 seconds on the news that evening. Still, it was fun to see Bridgette’s bubbly face on camera. 🙂