We got homeschool, yes we do. We got homeschool, how ’bout you? Seriously. That’s about all that comes to mind when I look at this picture. Of my son. On the floor. Making an Ojo de Dios while wearing a racoon hat that is missing its tail. In the middle of the day. When most […]
A mother crab and her son went scurrying over the sand. The mother chastised her child: "Stop walking sideways! It’s much more becoming to stroll straightforward." And the young crab replied: "I will, Mother dear, just as soon as I see how. Show me the way, and I’ll walk […]
I gave some friends a challenge to snap a photo of their kids doing something ordinary (and something they don’t have photos of) – going to the grocery store, getting books at the library, doing a chore, doing schoolwork, reading a book with mom, etc. Here is Simon doing one of his favorite ordinary things- talking […]
Simon wants to help with everything! I like having small tools; it makes it easier for little hands. Imagine trying to cook with GINORMOUS tools; I think that’s what it must be like for toddlers and preschoolers trying to use adult sized things. Here is Simon making some egg salad for lunch with a mini-masher. […]
Elijah is just dying to solve a real life mystery. I’m working on that. Really I am. In the meantime, he is teaching himself a new code language. It’s so cute; I can’t stand it, and it keeps him busy for large blocks of time. Here are some samples (sorry the pictures aren’t very good), […]
I love homeschooling because we can school when we want and break when we want! Last week was a break week. We hit the park, and it was SO much fun! Aunt Lisa and Uncle Brian came to play, too…
Elijah wanted a PIZZA party for his big #7. Here’s the pizza I made for dinner: Here’s the pizza Aunt Lisa made for dessert (isn’t it AWESOME!?!) And, here are some birthday morning pictures (SEVEN chocolate-chip pancakes, of course!)
Ooooooooooh! I love library book sales. I know I shouldn’t throw the word love around, but I REALLY love book sales! I felt like I got a great haul tonight and my total was a whopping $34. Okay, so $34 seems like a lot, but look at what I got! Lots of books and even […]
This is one happy toddler. Why is he smiling so big? Aunt Ann is here and we’re making CANDY APPLES!
"…Jewels of strawberries we didn’t deserve, Eating our way down. Till our hands were sticky, and our lips painted, And over us the hot day fainted…"
Honestly! My six year old LOVES (I mean LOVES) to learn about birds of prey. I have three stories I hope to post soon, so that you can experience what my life is like with a boy enraptured by raptors. Anyway, I was just getting ready to sign off, and I hear (in the boys’ […]
Jason cut shaved Simon’s curls off while I was out shopping one night…. Of course, he’s still a cutie! And, for good measure (but mostly for adoring grandparents), here’s a picture of the older batman cutie: Both of my kids are in rubbermaid tubs. Both of them have a copy of Goodnight Moon in hand (you […]
This guy LOVES snow…he loves to crawl in it, make snow angels, slide in it, eat it…he just LOVES it. He probably spends more time outdoors in the winter than he does in the summer!
We were blessed to spend the day with our dear friends last week while they were camping. Simon had fun running…running…running in the open wild. It was nice to have so many hands to help push the stroller and so many feet to help chase him down! I was really refreshed…just to be outside and […]
Six chocolate chip pancakes for my six year old! When I was One, I had just begun. When I was Two, I was nearly new. When I was Three I was hardly me. When I was Four, I was not much more. When I was Five, I was just alive. But now I […]