Monday, October 13, 2008

Doing a Happy Dance!!

I'm so excited!! One of the many blog giveaways I entered recently was for the complete set of Liberty's Kids DVDs. For those who don't know, Liberty's Kids was a PBS series a few years ago set during the Revolutionary War. Great history in a kid- friendly format! The series has been cancelled, but they did re-play at least some of them on one of the Discovery Channels a year or so ago, I recorded them and watched one or two with the girls but they were still abit too scary (war is like that LOL) for the girls at that point. I think I did keep them on our DVR in case we wanted to watch them later, but then we moved, so that kinda ruined that LOL (and even if I'd known how to record off the DVR, there was way too much chaos at the time of the move to think of recording a show we might someday want to watch). Now we're studying American History and I'd been thinking what a great resource that would be when we get to that period in history. And I THINK they would be less scared now, especially if we were also reading about it at the same time (we used to have to ff through the scary scenes in The Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast, and now we don't). So anyway, I was excited when I found the giveaway for the DVDs, but figured chances were slim that I'd win, but I got the e-mail this afternoon, I DID win them!! So we'll have them to watch when we're studying it & if they ARE still too scary, we can save them to watch when the girls are older (obviously even if we watch them now, we'll likely pull them out in the future when we cycle back around to studying that period in history). Yay! I can't begin to tell you how much this made my day (and yes, I realize it's a little thing, it doesn't take much to make me happy LOL).


Ann@His Grace To Me said...

What a great thing to win! I really enjoy Liberty's kids, you'll be able to use them for quite some time, as your girls mature, they'll learn new thing from the DVDs.

Jennifer said...

I'm so jealous (in the best possible way!). Now that they are finally out, I'll have to put it on the grandparent's list for Christmas gifts... we start american history again in the spring!

April said...

Hi there--I just found your blog randomly as I was doing a search on how to make red raspberry leaf tea palatable, and I LOVE what I've seen of your blog. It's so refreshing.
We are having our first baby, but I am very interested in homeschool and the like. Gatto knows what he's talking about.

Anyhow, just thought I'd say thanks for your blog and I'll be following your adventures and getting ideas for our family.