Another fun thing to do when the weather is cold is to go to the music store. Molly loved the kids-sized drums and the tiny pink guitar, while Claire was into the keyboards. Molly wants the drums for Christmas, but she’ll have to settle for using my less-fun electronic drums set.
I took Claire on a tour of a fine arts magnet middle school today. She’s deciding where to spend her next three years of school. She’s been leaning towards the regular neighborhood middle school where most of her friend will be going, but she’s considering agent schools, especially the fine art academy. I was hoping Claire would get do the Digital Arts stem at the fine art academy. In that program, she would spend 6th grade learning digital photography, 7th grade doing digital moving editing, 8th grade producing a movie. It makes me want to go back to middle school. I never thought I;d say that!
After the tour, Claire seemed a little overwhelmed and said yeah, she pretty much wants to go to the normal school.
With the weather cooling off a bit and making it hard to to spend the day at Barking Springs, and Sno Beach shut down for the season, we’re having to move our weekend fun activities indoors. Today, we took Claire’s friend Susie to lunch at the always delicious Homeslice Pizza and then off to Pinballz arcade for some indoor fun. The girls had lot of fun playing ping pong and messing uncooked dough at Homeslice. And they did a crazy job as a team effort winning tickets at Pinballz, They won over 3000 tickets, with Susie digging into her own money for tokens after my budget had run out. They were picking rolls of 500 tickets out of the claw machines at will, and basically emptied one out in a matter of minutes. With the prize tickets, the girls each got a ping ping gun, plus an inflatable ninja doll and some miscellaneous small toys. We all went back to my place and had a ping pong gun fight and basically destroyed the place. We can have fun even when it’s not warm and sunny out!
Molly seems to enjoy multitasking, including reading while swinging at West Austin Park. Not bad for a first grader!