What’s Up Wednesday!

Hello everyone! How is your week going so far? Our’s has been pretty smooth and fun. So far no real bumps or craziness. Lol We had such a fun day yesterday! Remember I told you the Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall has free school shows. Well, that was yesterday. It was so cool! The foyer where we walked in first wasn’t that fancy. Just a few neat things. When they opened the doors to the inner foyer…our boys were in awe at the fancy decor and stairways. The awe continued as the usher took us to our seats in the hall. It is the fanciest place the boys have ever been to. We were the first people in our seats and the boys got to see the musicians slowly come out to tune their instruments and practice before they started. WYH loved seeing the huge harp, but was a bit disappointed he couldn’t hear it when she played. LH was checking out the different drum sounds…especially the big and low sounding kettle drums. WH liked everything and thought the building was amazing. The only thing that could have made it better for them was if we would have been seated in one of the balconies. Lol After the show was over, we walked down the street a bit and checked out a couple buildings and a pretty fountain. Then we headed to the Carnegie Science Center. The boys were in heaven.

They loved everything there! We did everything from learning how water systems work, like plumbing and river dams to how the body works, robots and machines, a laser show, a submarine tour and about natural disasters. They even had an earthquake simulator and all that was only in the first building!

We finished all that fun stuff and headed over to the sports complex. LH, WH and I had a blast on the high ropes course.

WYH loved the spinning thing that would send you flying off if you went too fast. We all had fun playing a giant hockey game together. I have to say it was one of ….if not the best field trip we have ever taken. We look forward to going again! Thank you Pittsburgh for such a wonderful time! We can’t wait to go back!

How is your week going? Anything fun and new? Is it one of those weeks you wish was over already? I hope you are having a good week and I hope ours continues to be good! Have a great day! I hope to see you tomorrow for our first guest on our Facebook page. I will be sharing about KidArtLit starting at 12:15 pm Eastern and then cofounder Julia Linsteadt will be answering questions and showing us another one of their amazing KidArtLit boxes. It will be fun, there will be a giveaway and they made a special coupon code for my followers! I hope to see you all there! Talk to you later, Mandy

Bach, Beethoven, Pachelbel, Mozart

Our boys have been into classical music a lot. Since I was pretty tired today we decided to watch documentaries about composers and how to read music. I then started to wonder…..are there any close symphonies that have school shows….I bet there are. So, I looked up symphonies near us….none are “near” lol. Anyway, I found Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh and emailed them. Ok, get this, not only do they have shows for schools, but also cater to homeschool and families and here is the big surprise….they are free! So, if you aren’t far from Pittsburgh, check it out! Here is the link. We have already made our reservations! Let us know if you are going too! Would love to meet some of you!

Heinz Hall Education Reservations

They also have pre-show info and activities for you and your kiddos to do and learn before you go. Here is the link for that.

Preconcert Resources

We are so happy to have found this! Thank you Heinz Hall!!

Bach, Beethoven, Pachelbel, Mozart

Our boys have been into classical music a lot. Since I was pretty tired today we decided to watch documentaries about composers and how to read music. I then started to wonder…..are there any close symphonies that have school shows….I bet there are. So, I looked up symphonies near us….none are “near” lol. Anyway, I found Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh and emailed them. Ok, get this, not only do they have shows for schools, but also cater to homeschool and families and here is the big surprise….they are free! So, if you aren’t far from Pittsburgh, check it out! Here is the link. We have already made our reservations! Let us know if you are going too! Would love to meet some of you!

Heinz Hall Education Reservations

They also have pre-show info and activities for you and your kiddos to do and learn before you go. Here is the link for that.

Preconcert Resources

We are so happy to have found this! Thank you Heinz Hall!!