Where have we been lately?

Random photos and posts about where we've been, where we're going and more. 

Cook County Forest Preserve Presentation

posted Mar 22, 2012, 8:43 PM by K Coombes

Did you know that the Cook County Forest Preserve has a group of Naturalists who give presentations to groups? We were lucky enough to have a brilliant presentation on Owls earlier this week. We learned about different types of owls, their habitats and habits as well as other fun and interesting facts. Thank you Cook County Forest Preserve!


Science is Fun!

posted Oct 27, 2011, 8:05 PM by K Coombes

Now that the weather has cooled we are back inside at the library for Activity Group and Science. Last week both science classes met and made amazing discoveries. 

Family Science explored waves, light and sound. The music they made was beautiful!



The Science Lab is working on a series about oil Spills.


Field Museum Field Trip

posted Jul 7, 2011, 11:53 AM by K Coombes

Summer learning homeschool style at the Field Museum.  

Legoland Discovery Center Pix

posted May 19, 2011, 8:03 AM by K Coombes

Some of us spent the day at Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg yesterday and had a great time. It is great to go during the day when it's not packed! Enjoy the pictures :)




Extreme Trampoline

posted May 14, 2011, 5:06 PM by K Coombes   [ updated May 14, 2011, 5:48 PM ]

 On Wednesday May 4th a few of our thrill seekers spent a few hours at Extreme Trampoline in Carol Stream, IL. This is a great place for the kiddo's to let out any of that pent up winter energy.

They will do group rates and have daytime hours, just right for a homeschooler. 

Park Days Have Begun!

posted May 14, 2011, 5:04 PM by K Coombes

This week was our first park day of the summer. It was a beautiful sunny day, if a bit frigid, with a windy temp in the low 60's. The kids didn't mind the cool air as they frolicked (yes, I know, who says frolic anyway right????) in the park. The tweens and teens piled onto the playground equipment and the smaller kiddo's buried themselves up to the waist in the huge sand pit. Consider the day a success if your big kid's played like little ones and the little ones need a bath when they get home! 

Prodigy Glass Works

posted Apr 28, 2011, 2:36 PM by K Coombes



Today our group visited Prodigy Glassworks in Oak Park's Art District. This is a great place whether your kiddo is an artist or just likes to look at and make really cool stuff. Prodigy has both a gallery and glass blowing studio on premise and offers classes for all ages. Today our kiddo's made pendants, magnets and snack plates. The process is simple and fun for all ages. Start with a clear piece of glass, glue on your glass beads, frizzle, shards, or chunks until you're happy. Once your design is complete, leave it in Prodigy's capable hands and they will "fuse" the glass together in a kiln process. In a week or so swing by to pick up your work of art and viola, you've created a masterpiece, an heirloom and a lovely piece of art all in one.

Matt was so great helping us set up our classes so please give him a call if you'd like to try this too.


Tri-Star Gymnastics

posted Apr 27, 2011, 10:24 AM by K Coombes

Tri-Star Gymnastics, in Forest Park, is wrapping up their "Family Fun" schedule. They still have Family Fun every Tuesday from 11:30am-12:30pm and Saturdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm. The last "Family Fun" day is May 14th, 2011. For More information please visit Tri-Star's "Family Fun" web page.


Tri-Star Gymnastics

posted Apr 5, 2011, 6:31 AM by K Coombes

Tri-Star Gymnastics has open gym today, Tuesday, from 11:30 am - 12:30 am. 

The fee is $5.00 per child and children must be accompanied by an adult, no more than 2 children per adult. 

I've only ever used cash for open gym... and if it is your first time, get there a little early to fill out the waiver form.

Dress is usually shorts or pants and t-shirt, or leotard, with no buttons or zippers etc.


1401 Circle Ave


Brookfield Zoo

posted Mar 20, 2011, 6:36 PM by K Coombes   [ updated Apr 5, 2011, 6:31 AM ]

In lieu of Family Science some of us are heading to Brookfield Zoo. All are welcome!

When:        Monday March 21, 2011
                  10:15am

Where:       Brookfield Zoo
                   3300 Golf Road
                   Brookfield, IL 
                   *Meet at the Ticket counters at the North gate.

Brookfield Zoo


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