28 November 2009

There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky,

Sunrise on our faces and in our hearts..

Thinking about the holidays...


And morning art projects..




Comparing foot prints.. (Daddy's and Eli's)

26 November 2009

Please tell her thanks a lot

Sunrise from the balcony at Orange Beach..
Adventures and discoveries..

And of course, a little teaspoonful of learning.
We learned and read this.
This is one reason I am so tickled by the question, "do you take holidays off from lessons?"
What kind of question is that?
We learned today. We socialized. We exercised and explored.
How and why would we ever stop because of the date?
I am baffled by this common attitude about learning and living..

Evan celebrated his birthday today, too..
Above is what we think he looks like as abstractly represented on coffee filters..
The kids don't even buy into the standard need for beach chairs. They just make their own.

Is this too much for day one on the beach? We haven't been in so long for a stay like this, and especially with all the crew, it is hard to resist showing you how much I love it. I feel like I grew up here, and I am so thankful that my children have the opportunity to see us enjoy life and nature unhurried and at ease. I am so fortunate....

23 November 2009

You to me were the best.

The Greatest Class Picture of All time.
Our classmates, Donut and He-man.
We love you so much.
Thanks for hanging out with us..
This week, Mandy drove us to the big city to experience some art.
Which could also be titled, "the Tale of Moms striving to Raise Their Children Their Own Way." Funny, we like going to an interactive art museum to teach our children about art.
And then to a park infused with art to play..
That is a dog sculpture made of yellow crayons..
Learning about the color wheel..
The prints. Ollie made and X over bad guys..No bad guys allowed..
We observed sculpture, we made a collage at home of the prints we saw..
We used imagination, we sketched..

And then later this week..
Eli is mashing dates making vegan, raw fudge for snack.
Pretend fishing..
And climbing on, identifying, and loving on Sycamores..

It is with great pleasure that I bring this past weeks pictures of homeschooling
(cough unshcoolingohmywordIcan'tbelieveI'madmitingthat..)

22 November 2009

Shucks, it sure feels like it's in the woods

Co-op pictures from the week before last. We are honing our woods skills, identifying trees, and listening to the sound the forest makes.
We are learning to hula hoop..