Friday, June 22, 2012

This moment- Play

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. -Amanda Soule

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Childhood play

I might be strange but I just love to watch my kids play.

I never know what kind of adventures they will go on.
It was so cute to watch them play playmobile together today. They packed up the motorhome and truck and went camping. They even took the little plastic people where they had never gone before... into the backyard.
I just love to over hear them talking through these people. Changing their voices for each person and using sayings that I find myself saying often.

Who knew that I would find such joy just watching and listening to them play?!
Being a mom is a true blessing.

Making cookies

While The Little Lady slept, The Little Man and I made cookies.
I wrote out the recipe so that he could read it to me and together we made some very yummy cookies.
I think that the added help from the five year old was the secret ingredient.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Homeschool lesson 1- Butterflies

Today we started our first (of many) lesson on butterflies.
We went over to a friends house and read a story and did a little art project. It may not sound like much but I really felt like The Little Man was catching on to some of the new concepts.
The art project was painting half of a butterfly on one side of the paper then folding it and leaving the print on the other side also. To show the kids how butterflies wings are the same (symmetry).
When I asked The Little Man what he learned about butterflies today he had many responses unlike when I would have him talk about school.
He said-
There are lots of different types of butterflies.
They like flowers.
They lay there small eggs on leaves.

We ordered our own caterpillars to hatch into butterflies this week and they should be here next week. I am super excited to see the look on the kids faces when the butterflies come out of their cocoons.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012


The Little Man found a worm while out playing today.
What is it about little boys and worms? There is like some type of magnetic force that draws them together... along with dirt, bugs and anything that's loud.
Our day was filled full of spring rain showers. Everytime the clouds would lift and the rain would stop it was like a warm hug... that you did not even know you needed.
Hello June.