Thought I would share a little bit of the learning that's been going on around here over the holidays.
|Right after Christmas Alli looked up online how to tune her new ukulele. She also changed her guitar strings all by herself for the first time ever. She had always gotten Jon to help her before, but now she can do it herself!|
|Ashley & Brendan went to see where Edgar Allan Poe was buried in Baltimore, MD.|
|This got us to talking about the EAP museum in Richmond...how he was born in VA & even went to the University of Virginia.|
|This led us off down the rabbit trail about Thomas Jefferson & how old UVA is. Learning like this can be SO much fun!|
We learned that the two trains that travel our tracks out here...up & down the Eastern United States are The Northeast Regional (this is the one both the kids traveled on) & the Southern Crescent.
|We also looked up information about the wreck of the Southern Crescent which derailed right up the road from us here in Shipman, VA....killing 6 people. Back in December of 1978. I found the aerial image shown above when I googled it.|
Alli is creating a memory book on Shutterfly.....with photos from the Taylor Swift concert back in Sept. I was going to surprise her with this for her birthday, but got to thinking it would be more fun & meaningful if she designed it herself. I set up the account & she did ALL the rest completely on her own. She asked me to 'Edit' it & check for spelling errors when she was done & the only thing I corrected was one comma error & a 'Too'.