This past weekend we attended our first HSC conference. A whole weekend with 100s and 100s of other homeschoolers. It was amazing! We are all exhausted and overwhelmed but thrilled to have had the experience. Our hotel reservations are made for next year and we are just waiting for the discount conference tickets to go on sale.
My parents drove back and forth each day to spend a few hours with us, go to sessions with the kids, help us out with childcare and bring us food. They were an amazing help. (THANKS, MOM & DAD!)
The boys started out the conference a little soggy - in the water play zone. They had a great time!
Zachary wanted to take official kindergarten pictures wearing his backpack.
Zachary and Carl went to a session called Cupcake Geology - a huge hit!
The art deck was very popular with our kids - all sorts of art supplies and time and space to try them out. We have a beautiful collection of art work on our gallery wall now.
The Construction Zone had blocks of every sort, Knex, wooden trains and model trains, Legos, giant cardboard boxes and lots of small building bits. We spent a lot of time in the Construction Zone.
There were all sorts of kids activities. The boys did finger painting, magic scratcher ornaments, Sharpie tie dye, clay models, hands on science and much more.
We spent hours at the science deck. So many interesting things to explore, touch, manipulate and check out.
Exhaustion sets in:
As Sunday wrapped up wind tubes turned in to Balloon Swords:
We stopped to say goodbye to the giant koi fish and then it was time to head home.