Thursday, June 20, 2019

Go See Corteo by Cirque du Soleil in Boston

Each Cirque du Soleil show is so unique. We were extremely lucky to see Corteo at the Agganis Arena in Boston and loved it! The show is here until June 30th so get your tickets now!
 From the second you enter beauty is all around.
This show is totally mesmerizing with so many talented acrobats and musicians. 
I love the performance on the chandeliers, so graceful and beautiful.
It is also unique in the fact that the stage is in the middle of the audience. There are two mirror image sides of the audience watching. Here you can see a view from our side to the other side.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels.
My daughter loved this performer with hula hoops. She did some amazing things.
 We also loved this part where the audience was literally helping her get back to the stage.

She made it! 

 Both sides of the audience helped. 
There were so many great moments and funny moments. This Romeo and Juliet scene was hysterical.

 We also loved the jugglers.
So talented!
Love this, so beautiful!
 The timing of these guys was impeccable. I had never seen so many swinging together.
The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.
Show Schedule: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 – 7:30 pm 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 – 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 7:30 pm 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 – 7:30 pm 
Friday, June 28, 2019 – 7:30 pm 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Disclosure: I was provided four tickets for review purposes and four tickets for giveaway. No other compensation has been received and all opinions are my own.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Get a Jump on School Next Year With iD Tech Camps

I feel like it is the end of an era and I blinked my eyes and Evan has grown up! He is headed to the dreaded High School next year! As he is already a bit apprehensive about all the changes coming up, and also taking his first computer coding class I decided I wanted to give him a head start with iDTech Camps! This post was sponsored by iD Tech Camps but as always, all opinions are my own.
Read on as I have a $75 discount code for any iD Tech Camp!

Since Evan was young he was always a technical kid. He has always loved math and building and was always on the computer. He would build elaborate LEGO sets and even build complex track setups for his trains. With a Dad who is a Computer Programmer and a Mom who is an Aerospace Engineer I guess it is in his genes.
When I was younger I remember taking Basic Programming in High School. Times have changed quite a bit. I reached out to the computer teacher at our High School and they use the coding language Python! Ok, I may be showing my age here, but I only thought a Python was a snake? Boy am I wrong. Thecamp he will be in for a week will focus on building their own laptop from a Raspberry Pi and other circuit boards! How cool is that! With a son that has an interest in coding and robotics this is perfect for him!
They will then use Python coding. Plus, you get to come home with the laptop you build! Evan is very excited to go, and this will give him a jump on basic programming for next year and calm his fears a bit. His class will be at Bentley in Waltham, MA however iD Tech camps are located in top universities with over 150 locations conveniently held in Massachusetts and across the US. With lot of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) options students ages 7 to 17 can find something that interests them.
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Disclosure: I was provided monetary compensation for promotion of iD Tech Camps. As always, all opinions are my own.