Where have we been lately?

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

Feed My Starving Children

posted Nov 12, 2017, 8:36 AM by K Coombes   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

Many of our families joined in this service project, packing meals for undernourished families.  Our boxes went to Cuba.  It's always a great project, the kids and parents participate alongside each other and have a good time.  


Forest Home Cemetary

posted Oct 22, 2017, 4:43 PM by K Coombes

We had gorgeous weather for our trip to the cemetery, where we learned about labor organizers, the Pottawatomie and those who perished in the Iroquois Theater fire.  


Rock Climbing

posted Oct 10, 2017, 4:27 PM by K Coombes

Vertical Endeavors in Glendale Heights offers a discount day for homeschoolers the second Tuesday of each month.  The cost is only $14, which includes a harness rental, to climb anytime between 11 am. and 4 p.m.  We had the place to ourselves!


Geo-catching at Fullersburg Woods

posted Oct 7, 2017, 12:05 PM by K Coombes

On Friday, a fun time was had by all, learning about geo-catching with a guide from the Forest Preserve.  We had a large group of kids who stayed mostly dry as they explored the area.  


Wheaton College Concert

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:43 AM by K Coombes

On Tuesday, several of our families joined together to take in a concert at Wheaton College.  Another concert will take place on Thursday. 


Kiwanis Park, Brookfield

posted Oct 2, 2017, 3:03 PM by K Coombes

A nice, small gathering for park day today.  The weather was perfect!


Ted Stone Work Day

posted Oct 1, 2017, 7:41 AM by K Coombes

On Friday we went to the Ted Stone Forest Preserve for our environmental restoration volunteer service project.  Everyone worked hard and rested well.  Brush was cut, piled up and burned.  Lunch was cooked over a campfire.  And we had perfect weather for it!


Elhert Park

posted Sep 25, 2017, 7:35 PM by K Coombes   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 7:36 PM ]

On this hot day we were at Elhert Park in Brookfield.  There is a nice shelter for shade, where the parents hung out and the kids retreated to play games when the sun got too hot.  

Spring Rock Park, Western Springs

posted Sep 18, 2017, 7:19 PM by K Coombes

Another beautiful park day!  The kids climbed trees, played in the playground, played games in the pavilion, and shared donuts from the fabulous BB Donut shop.  Parents talked homeschooling and re-homed used curriculum.  



Archery at Blackwell

posted Sep 15, 2017, 3:26 PM by K Coombes

Perfect weather for brand new archers and experienced ones.  Blackwell has an area for inexperienced archers that includes netting and a gravel area to make arrow retrieval easier.  The older kids also shot at targets in the more advanced area on the grass.  We all shared the bows and arrows our members brought along and had a lot of fun.  


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