I often get asked if we homeschool during the summer. It can be a little hard to explain, this life of ours, (if the school-education model is the one that most people imagine we are re-creating at home). The short answer is "we do learning activities year-round, but we don't use a curriculum so, it's a bit open-ended..."
This answer (understandably) leads to, "but if you don't use a curriculum, what do you DO?"
Here's my random photo love from August 1 - 15th.
Ayla and her friend spent a day at Circus World Museum and they were eager to perform some clown stunts and jumping tricks for us when they returned.
pool time with friends
boy kitty, Sparks
Blue gets a lot of love (and fresh veggies) around here.
food cart tacos!
not yet too old to play and build a log cabin out of packaging tubes
garden harvest sampler
Papa, Camille, and Carly-dog strolling the bike path
These simple, messy, busy, lazy summer days are the stuff that life is made of. Friends coming and going, meals shared, owies kissed, anxieties soothed. For all of its ordinary presence, it's quite a wonderful life.