Monday, March 24, 2014

two weeks of our unschooling life ~ in photos

 at the snowy park

at the library

sorting seeds

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

seed startin'

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

indoor blooms

 spring projects

Ayla moving up from the tricycle

crafting at Girl Scouts

from our hens

still life 

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