Today was Capitol Day in Oklahoma! We traveled to Oklahoma City to the Capitol building. More than 2,000 homeschoolers attend this really cool event. It is a day for homeschooling families to meet their representatives, tour the capitol and participate/watch several neat things. Here is a little look into our day.
This is me and my children outside the capitol building in the pouring snow! It fell in big flakes that my girls called “chunky snow” :). Oklahoma City got about 4-5 inches while we were there! That’s the most snow we’ve seen this year and my kids LOVED IT!
We got neat name badges since we registered in advance online….
Then we took a really cool tour of the Capitol. We actually got to see the Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, which was neat. She was very nice and down to earth. The house of representatives was in session and we got to sit in and listen. I’m so proud of my little ones, they sat silently and were amazed at it all. I will admit I thought we would have trouble with my two year old son, but he surprised us by intently watching everything. During the tour one of my favorite parts was the beautiful art and architecture (surprise, surprise… me the artist :)). The gorgeous dome over the Capitol was breathtaking.
There were gorgeous marble staircases as well. Our tour guide said even though the signs say “Oklahoma marble” it was really Vermont marble since he has consulted a few local geologists and there is no marble like it in Oklahoma. Still beautiful!
The girls really liked the state seal on the first floor rotunda.
We learned so many interesting things about our state Capitol and our state in general. I love seeing my kids learn and excited about history and government. They asked questions and listened so well. There is another cool tradition we just learned about so we didn’t get to participate this time called the “cookie drop.” If a homeschooling family wants to bake cookies ahead of time to “drop” off with their representatives they can! What an awesome way of showing our gratitude and sincere appreciation for all they do for us. Next year I can’t wait to bake with my kids to take to our representatives! I am so thankful to live in a state that supports homeschooling families and offers great opportunities like Capitol Day. We had such a great day learning as a family. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Looks like a great trip.