at the snowy park
at the library
building with blocks
kickin' around in the yard
Camille working on her first knitting commission
watercolors, oil, and droppers
growing 'magic crystals'
with friends, at a new-to-us children's museum
blowing up a balloon with a hexnut in it and swirling it around to make it 'whistle'
red cabbage powder, citric acid, baking soda, oil, water
in various combinations
making stamps by 'drawing' with a knitting needle on styrofoam
Ayla's lines and dots stamps
living room fort picnic ('We can pretend it feels like spring')
explorin' in the city
with friends at Dobhan for Nepali food
Both the owner and his son, who was our server, were happy to share the stories behind a variety of Hindu and Buddhist artwork and statues that decorated this beautiful space.
spinning the prayer wheels clockwise
Olbrich botanical gardens on the sunny spring equinox
the golden Thai sala at the botanical gardens
Ayla moving up from the tricycle
crafting at Girl Scouts
from our hens
Oh, my! I adore this life.
It's simplicity and its chaos.
The busyness and the still moments.
The diverse and beautiful people that I share a community with.
The treasured and fantastic people that I am honored to call friends.
The supportive and loving partner that I am honored to call husband.
These bright, independent, funny, sassy, compassionate people that I am honored to call my daughters.
"As we get older and our kids grow up, we eventually come to realize that all the big things in our lives are really the direct result of how we've handled all the little things."
~Pam Sorooshian, parent of grown unschoolers