advent affirmations

for the two weeks that quinn was gone leading up to yesterday (and the start of our two weeks together! yay!) i sent him some advent notes to open each day… and i’m going to store them here for him to be able to look back on someday.

December 10: One thing I love about . . . → Read More: advent affirmations

~thankful thursday~ sailor hair don’t care

11-25-16 day 25

i am thankful for an unexpected extra 24 hours with my boy today, which was made all the more wonderful by his getting to spend time with rich’s daughter. we are missing some family members this thanksgiving, but having a couple of “our kids” together made it very special. i . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ sailor hair don’t care

~rainbow mondays~ cabbages and zing

a compulsive rainbow-maker strikes again!

gray: this week we’re celebrating the gift of eyesight, because rich and i spent a few hours in the e.r. in the middle of the night this weekend, due to flash burn to his eyes that he received from work on friday. his work involves a lot of . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ cabbages and zing

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ kites, shrinky dinks, and synesthesia

quinn started off the month with a health setback. i knew he wasn’t feeling too great, because one afternoon he told me, “my whole body hurts!” i took some time to talk him through what he meant by that, and it turned out his toe and his throat . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ kites, shrinky dinks, and synesthesia

~black and white wednesdays~ all i ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

“like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir i have tried in my way to be free. “

~l. cohen

 

a (late) beaver down by the bayou on our new property. we keep finding ourselves meandering down to the . . . → Read More: ~black and white wednesdays~ all i ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

~rainbow mondays~ roses are rainbows

one week i’ll make a whole rainbow out of found hearts… this is all i have to show for this week!

it’s still monday-ish, right? here’s a rainbow feast of color from the past few weeks.

pink: dragon perched on a rose

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a year in the life of a lifelong learner

i have been delinquent on posting ~a month of unschool~ for so many months now, that it is time for an update on a whole year! i gave up on the idea of back-dating the posts and decided to do one giant long post of the whole year in the life of one . . . → Read More: a year in the life of a lifelong learner

~a month of unschool~ splashing and reflecting

the school year comes to an end, but the unschooling never does. this month of unschooling involved lots of art and outside time! here are some of quinn’s finished art pieces, including his self portrait (india ink on paper) and his “plowl” all glazed and ready to use! one of the wonderful things about . . . → Read More: ~a month of unschool~ splashing and reflecting

~this moment~ not too big to paddle a box boat yet

~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember.

other posts you may enjoy:bursting with joya month of unschool ~ dino driven learningquinn’s thirteenth month ~ reveling~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ i’ve gotta be me

~a month of unschool~

i am still working on filling in gaps in the past several months for this series, one of which is back-dated here, but wanted to be sure to post a bit of our past month of unschooling while it’s still fresh in my mind.

~homeschool group ocean currents/salinity/waves unit~

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