Sunday, March 17, 2013

Historic Central High School & Other Inspiration

In history we have been studying civil rights so it was only appropriate to visit a historic site right here in our town - Central High School.  This was the spot where state and national powers went toe to toe.  In 1957 then Govenor Faubus said that black students could not attend.  Weeks later President Eisenhower sent federal troops to escort the "Little Rock Nine." These were the nine brave black students that wanted to go to Central High.  Today it continues to function as a high school, one of the best public schools in the state.  There are girls who live on our street that go to this school.
 Across the street from the school is now a visitor center that educates the masses.

 And just for review, we stopped by the capitol grounds to view the statues of the Little Rock Nine.
In other exciting educational news, we have been enamored by Perplexus.  It's a maze-like game with a small steel ball inside.  The one below belongs to a friend.
 
Caroline had her nails done last weekend at a birthday party.  She's wearing fake ones below.  Hilarious.  Such a diva.
And Schaeffer still cries but occasionally we see a smile.  Then I grab the camera.
Inspired me this week:
These are the lines of a story.  If you struggle with your body image because of having children - must read now.  All my life I've been slender but really struggled since having Schaeffer (yes, I know it's only been 9 weeks...but I have stretch marks that I never had before...and weight that is not coming off like it did with the other two children.)

To the parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loud.  My favorite line is his reply to well meaning parents of older children who say "enjoy every minute..." he writes: I usually smile and give some sort of guffaw, but inside, I secretly want to hold them under water. Just for a minute or so. Just until they panic a little. 

Up this week - spring break, sort of.  Since John Isaac is in third grade, the state requires (homeschool) testing.  Hubby and I decided to have him tested more extensively than the state offers.  So our third grader will test for 3 morning this week.

And, I am beginning to swim laps at a nearby community center with hopes of shedding a few pounds and getting back in shape.

New easy recipe from my friend Erin:
Creamy Salsa Chicken
cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
can of black beans
corn (I'm lucky enough to have some from my mom's garden)
salsa
block of cream cheese

Mix together and serve over rice.  Delish.  I cooked a whole chicken last night in the crock pot, deboned it today and added 2 cans beans, 2 cream chesse, 1 giant jar salsa, and quart package of frozen corn.   Heat, mix, and salt to taste. Yumma.  Enough for an army - I mixed this up in my already dirty crock pot that I'd cooked the chicken in.

3 comments:

John and Pam Majors said...

That was pretty funny about the parent's reaction to "enjoy every minute". Hahaha! Good one!
Also, your chicken recipe sounds so good! Wish I were there to have some (and to hold Schaeffer).

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Amy @ No Greater Honors said...

Loved reading about your trip to the Capitol! I just happened upon your blog by way of What Did We Do All Day's ultimate blog list - glad to see a fellow Arkansan! :) I am hoping to take my children on a slightly longer field trip one of these days to see the Capitol and the High School, among other things :)

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