Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Just silliness #monday #ducks #airhockey

I took the teens to the movies Saturday for two different movies.  In between the movies, I played a claw game and won ducks,  The girls were playing air hockey, so I provided them with an audience .



Friday, May 20, 2016

Photos from National Train Day #VinesGardenRailroad #Gwinnett

We love visiting the gardens, but it's a lot more fun to catch it when the trains are running as well.  Thomas and his friend Percy were there, as well as several other trains.




Starting May 31st, the trains will be out every other Sunday.  You can find more information here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Time to start considering the possibilities #elections #vote #doyourresearch


The general primary is less than a week away.  So, that means it's time for you to start considering (if you haven't already) those running for office in your area and the changes to laws/constitutions that are coming up.  To see who/what is on the ballot, you can go to the Georgia My Voter Page and enter your information. It will show you the three ballots for your area (Democratic, Republican, Non-Partisan).  Note: You can ONLY vote on ONE ballot.  You will have to choose which ballot you are voting when you go to your polling place.  You can click at the bottom of the MVP page to see the list of qualified candidates for more information about them.

One of the big things showing on my ballot is:
“Should an appointee of the Governor be allowed to bypass the elected State School Superintendent and local school board in order to take over local school operations including buildings and control of public schools funds?”

The answer should be NO.  This is your Opportunity District that we don't need.

In the meantime, do your reading and understand who's running for which office.  It's your job.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Check out teamLab Future Park @shopmallofga @bravepratl #teamLabFuturePark

My daughter and I were given the opportunity to preview the teamLab Future Park at Mall of Georgia.  It's a Japanese travelling exhibition of light art.  Using light, sound, video and virtual reality, it becomes an educational playground.  There are a series of activities to do, all involving art in some form.

We started with coloring pictures.  My daughter did the sea horse, I did the turtle.


Here is my daughter's sea horse, swimming around the coral.

video

Here is my turtle, swimming around the entire screen.

video


These balls were a blast to play with.  Not only were they lit up and changed colors, when they were moved they played different sounds.  My daughter and I kept rolling them back and forth at each other as quickly as we could.  The cacophony of sound was wonderful.


One of the other activities you could do was create a vehicle to put on another screen.  The vehicles ranged from trucks, to tractors, to UFOs.  Once you colored them in, you could scan them and put them on the screen to watch move.  You also have the option of having it printed so that you can cut it out and turn it into a 3D figure.  I chose the UFO. Here's both my picture and my 3D figure.


There was more to do as well.  Interactive tables and a lit hopscotch pathway.  All fun and quite entertaining.  The exhibit is at the Mall of Georgia only through July 31st.  You can get more information, including hours and ticket prices, from the Mall of Georgia website.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Happiness is #Anniversary #23years


23 Years this upcoming Sunday.  What a ride.