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Will, the kids, and I were going to go to this place called Mynelle Gardens in Jackson, but it was closed (even though the website and a sing on their door said they would be open). Who knows, maybe the person working overslept LOL. But we were in Jackson and there’s always something to do there. This is one of those times when I’m really glad I have a smart phone. I looked up nearby places to get an idea of where we should go and the Old Capitol Museum popped up. I haven’t been there since I was in elementary school and I figured the kids might enjoy going. It had been renovated since I had been when I was a kid so it was like I had never been. I’m still trying to learn how to shoot indoor pictures. Some of them turned out pretty well.
Jackson as seen from the 2nd floor of the Old Capitol
When my blog crashed, I didn’t re-install a spam plug in and so I have had an overload of spam lately. I don’t like using captcha because I know how annoying it can be. But hopefully the spam plug in I installed with at least help to where I don’t have 500 spam comments a day.
I haven’t been the best blogger either. I’ve been busy practicing my photography and on the weekends, I usually manage to talk the hubby and at least 2 of my kids into going on short road trips. My 16 year old (wow…that makes me sound and feel old LOL) usually doesn’t care anything about going. I am don’t know if we’ll have time for a road trip this weekend. My cousin is getting married tomorrow at 2. So there’s my whole day pretty much. I’m not sure about Sunday and I haven’t really thought of anywhere to go.
Homeschooling with Trey has been…challenging to say the least. However, he does seem to be getting better with his math. His reading/comprehension skills are excellent, so we’re focusing more on math now. When he was in kindergarten, he was reading at a 4th-5th grade level. So I think it’ll be ok to concentrate on math skills for awhile. He also loves science and social studies so we throw some of that in too. I really think he does so much better with homeschooling and won’t even listen to any mention of public school LOL. He’s one of those kids who really benefits with one on one teaching. He likes finishing his school work then having the rest of the day to do what he wants. School doesn’t take that long because I am only teaching one child whereas a teacher in a school has 20-30 kids they are having to help.
I have a ton of stuff to do today, so I guess I need to get off the computer and get it done. But before I close out the post, here’s a few pics of my awesome kiddos:
We decided a few weeks ago to go to an overnight trip to Louisiana. We stayed in Slidell which is about 30 minutes from New Orleans. We’d never been to the Audubon Zoo there before so we decided to go. For the most part, people in NOLA are pretty nice, except for the drivers. Some of them would honk the horn as soon as the light turned green. I guess they expected you to punch the gas as soon as the light changed. But for the most part, people were pretty friendly.
I took a bunch of pictures. I’ll post some and then you can look at the others on photobucket if you want :).
I still have no idea how to get the backup of my wordpress uploaded. I’ve tried everything I could find online. So I guess until I learn how, I won’t have any of my archives on here. I’m trying not to let it tick me off too much.
Anyway, the kids have a snow day today. Well, the school was actually open but I got a text from the alert system they have here in the county and it said that several bridges were beginning to ice up. I was not about to put my kids on a school bus. So they stayed home and played in the snow a bit. Of course, in Mississippi the snow doesn’t last long. It all melted about an hour ago. But I did manage to get some really good pics earlier today.