Category Archives: Fantastic field trips

World Conference for Gifted and Talented Children

I’m still coming down from the high of the experience of the 2013 World Conference of Gifted and Talented Children that I attended two weeks ago. I also attended the SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator Training.  I hope to start … Continue reading

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Winding down the school year

The smart girls are winding down the 2012 school year. I have been quiet on this blog, and have been spending more time on another one of my blogs but we’ve had a very busy year.   I thought I’d recap … Continue reading

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Full moon fire jam

What an amazing experience we had Sunday night.  For one of our last days of summer break, we went to the city. My friend Melody told me about a great free event that a professional fire-spinning (or as they call … Continue reading

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Beach fun!

On Tuesday, we spent a little bit of time at a beach on Lake Michigan while my friend Bruce was in town.  On his last day here, Mr. RSG, the girls and I had opted to take Bruce to the … Continue reading

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Mommy and Me in the Woods

I frequently go on mommy and me dates with each of my daughters.  Usually it’s to the bookstore, but yesterday it was to our local arboretum.   They had an Art in the Park day and I went with middle daughter, … Continue reading

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Fall Festival at Historical Farm

We’ve gone to our share of Fall Festivals at local pumpkin patches over the years.  Now, they are all great fun for the kidlets, but this year we got an extra special treat by having a  fall festival at a … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods

I’ll have to save the commentary for later, because hiking into the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs was pretty draining…but I couldn’t wait to share some pictures from earlier today.  These aren’t even the best ones, but they … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

I’m officially 40 today. I’m in Colorado right now with Mr. RSG and the smart girls.  Hopefully we’ll upload some pictures soon. The train ride during the day was marvelous, but during the night we were frozen and Mr. RSG … Continue reading

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The Watcher in the Woods

Has anyone noticed I have not posted a thing for 6 days?  That’s pretty darn amazing (to me, anyway). This past Saturday I had the extremely wonderful pleasure of a solo hike in the local Arboretum.  I was blessed to … Continue reading

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Civil War on Sunday

This past Sunday we got the chance to go to see a Civil War Re-enactment at Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL. Confederate telegraph operator George “Lightning” Ellsworth. Playing along with the musicians (M and K are the two girls wearing … Continue reading

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