dissecting owl pellets
We soaked some of the bones in a bleach solution to whiten and disinfect them.
We've also been appreciating the colors around us.
calendula on a dehydrator tray
nothing quite like a brand new box of crayons
colors from the garden
We celebrated Papa's birthday. The girls single-handedly cleaned the living room and baked gluten-free chocolate muffins while Papa and I took a nap. We also went to our favorite vegetarian restaurant, The Cheese Factory.
The place mats were transformed into sweet birthday cards for Papa.
Camille and I have been playing around with algebra for the last few days, especially graphing. I'm an unashamed math geek and it was really fun to see her so excited by it. She kept wanting to do more!
me: Do you understand my point?
Camille: Do you mean this point and this point and this point. (tapping pencil to points on the graph of course :)
What else? Oh, swimming and gardening and the like. Camille has been learning Spanish from Duolingo, an awesome free site for learning a variety of languages. She is also growing lettuce hydroponically from a kit that she ordered from Home Science Tools. Since we were already ordering, we also picked up the owl pellets and some glycerin for making giant bubbles. Sylvia is excited to be taking a ballet class starting next month. She also loves to play online games like the Wild Kratts on PBS, when she's not climbing trees and running around outside. Ayla is starting to show interest in tracing letters and loves to be a big helper with whatever her big sisters are doing (which is sweet, but not always well received). In the meantime, lots of imaginary (and sometimes rowdy) play all around.
Life is fine and good around here.