Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I.D.E.A's Curriculum Fair

We finally had the curriculum fair for I.D.E.A. Trust me...I will be more prepared next year and will not procrastinate as I did this year. We had a lot of fun at the fair. Not as many people yet for the number of people there I didn't do too bad. I had some vendors and the Assistant Director suggest I go to the Fairbanks fair next year. I will also be doing some workshops next year so time to start planning now. Let me know what you think of my booth. I would love any suggestions. Next year I feel I will need two tables as I will have even more product and this year's table was pretty crowded.

Here is what we did for Eilish's hair the first day. I figured since we sell "From Egg to Chicken Life Cycle Log books", that I would put "eggs" in her hair. She was a hit that day. A couple of people asked if they could take her picture. Don't ask me why she is making that face?

The next day, about 1/2 hour before we closed down for the day, Brandon came running in saying he saw Robbie (One of our host sons). He said their bus was outside. Indeed there was a bus. I couldn't figure out why they would be at the convention center. Nephi then came running in saying they were all on the bus. I figured they would be taking off as they were performing a concert tonight here in Anchorage. Just then the BYU singers started filing into the hall. I was so shocked that they were here at the fair. They sang a song called "Little Potato" (funny song), said "Hi" and then left. I later found out from a couple of them that they were sight seeing downtown when their conductor saw the sign for the IDEA Home school Curriculum Fair. He has 9 children and they home school also, so he decided to stop the bus and check it out. He then got back on the bus and told everyone that they were going to sing a song there. Let me tell you that made all of our day. It was so good to see everyone again, let alone hear their wonderful songs. We then later on that night went to the concert. What a great day it was. Kids really enjoyed it.

(Sorry for the bad photos, my hubby took the pictures.)

Eilish, that next Sunday was at church and we were singing "How Great Thou Art". All of a sudden she started to sing the chorus. I was shocked seeing that as I didn't think she knew the words. Afterwards I asked her about it and she told me she was trying to sing like the BYU-Idaho singers. I told her she sounded just like them. Let me tell you, that girl was beaming. What a great example they are to my children. Thank you so so much.

Eilish made this frame at the Curriculum fair and when she got home, the next day, she cut out the picture of the BYU-Idaho singers from their program and glued it into her frame. Like I said, this is what an impacted the singers have made on my children.

1 comment:

Connie~ said...

Lynnda, wonderful updates! You are a BUSY lady! Your curriculum fair looked like a hit, along with Easter and the BYU Idaho Singers. You impress me with all you get done. I wish I had a little more "ump" in my days that I am in a "slump." You are a wonderful example of service and dedication!