Often when travelling I think about our moments and experiences and whether I feel they provide some kind of value to my family. The value for us often shines through the photos I take. We tend to take experiences in. Learn as much about them as we can through discussions, maps and reading/researching.
If you ask our boys what they learned on our trip to the US, they’ll shrug their shoulders and say ‘I don’t know’. That doesn’t mean they didn’t learn anything though!
I love the fact that the most memorable and most amount of learning happens in between all the hard work and never really in the areas that we had planned for. There are moments that catch us by surprise which are often the most special, eye opening, character building and fabulous learning experiences out there.
On our recent trip to NYC and then toward North Carolina, I captured some highlights.
The food! Tasty, big American food!
Being the youngest but best at sitting on the corner of the couch with your legs wide open.
Codie won the flexibility test and he was pleased about it! 🙂 #homeschool #unschooling #unschool #unschooling #teamsherry A photo posted by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on </div> </blockquote>
Standing on a block, even though you are scared.
Pretending to be The Statue of Liberty, even with a grumpy face.
"I'm the Statue of Liberty!" A photo posted by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on </div> </blockquote>
Having a birthday in NYC is pretty cool!
Running around a fountain. Not just any run. A race. A fair race accommodating everyone’s capabilities.
Love this. Racing the fair way 🙂 #homeschool #homeschooling #unschool #unschooling A video posted by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on </div> </blockquote>
Building the Empire State Building in Minecraft. Researching. Learning. Talking and discussing how it should be built. No picture for that, so a selfie instead 🙂
My conclusion - #nyc at rush hour is nuts A photo posted by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on
Our sudden enjoyment and love for NYPD. Also known now, to us, as the New York Pizza Delivery.
Watch out everyone! #nypd #nyc #nypdbaby A photo posted by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on </div> </blockquote>
A very boring and tedious moment turns into a bit of fun.
Codie models Gap clothing 😉 #slowmo #gapkids #unschooling #unschool #homeschooling #homeschool #nyc A video posted by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on
How you can still smile and laugh even when you are homesick.
You can't tell, but my boy has been homesick for a while now. A photo posted by Rosie Sherry (@rosiesherry) on </div> </blockquote>
How beautiful a bit of autumn falling leaves can be.