Sunday, October 27, 2013

Magic is Afoot (500th post)

Somehow, I have managed to put up 500 posts on this little blog.  Thank you for visiting and sharing in our family's simple magic and learning and challenges and joys!

Learning Magic
 I can't tell who is more proud and excited of Sylvia's progress with learning to read, Camille or Sylvia herself.

 Even without her times tables memorized Camille is learning long division, adding decimals, etc., easily and enthusiastically thanks to Khan Academy.

 Sylvia loves potions and scientific messing about.
 fizzy fingers

 Camille and Sylvia have been enjoying learning perspective drawing and shading from the book by Mark Kistler, You Can Draw in 30 Days.

Sylvia and Ayla made paper bag monster puppets at the library.

Ayla put on a puppet show featuring "brave, strong princesses".

Natural Magic
 As the length of daylight shortens, so does the amount of eggs our hens are laying.  Ayla still gets excited to collect them every day, even if there's only one.

One little, two little, three little witches
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches
Slide down the moon without any hitches
Hey ho, Halloween's here!

 If you have three witchy daughters, it's no mystery how they came to be that way :)
Fun Magic
We joined the local Girl Scout troop for an exciting day of rollerskating and dress-up fun.
 Under the limbo stick.  

 Every time the word crocodile was sung, the skaters were supposed to lie down and kick their legs in the air.  They were playing the song, Crocodile Rock, so they often didn't get very far before it was time to fling down and kick again.

 ghostly witches

 I can't do anything fancy, but I can still rock a pair of roller skates!

Whether it feels too simple and plain, or messy and complicated, or everything in between, Life Can be Magical, if we let it!


  1. Wow! 500 posts!! Thank you for sharing all your inspiring magic :-)

  2. Congratulations on 500 posts, so much work and love and life goes into it :) letting you know that you were the faery flag winner so please send me your address and I will post it to you. lots of love Star

  3. Oooh, how exciting! Thanks for the giveaway, Star! That only adds to the magic :)

  4. Congrats on your 500th post and still being able to rock a pair of skates. :)

    I love skating with the girls and always come home sore.

  5. Yay, 500! I was just starting to write a post with just this kind of MAGIC sprinkled throughout...must be in the air! I love the photos of your girls reading together...they seem to get a long so well.


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