Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dinner time

Tonight we had a winner of a dinner. It is a rare occurrence that everyone in the whole family likes dinner, but tonight's dinner of chicken sausages, saurkraut, asparagus, and roasted beets, potatoes, and sweet potatoes everyone liked. Lili went back for 4ths (I think she might be going through a growth spurt!) 
*and outside the window you can see the packaging from our new big keyboard that came today!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


We are studying the country of Japan in depth this semester, and today we learned about haikus and the well-loved Japanese poet Basho. We next went outside in nature and then wrote a haiku about our experience (and then a picture to accompany the poem.) Here is Lili's:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Seo's first day of farm school

We made a last minute desicion to switch Seo from the EH preschool program to join Lili at farm school. We talked with Lili first, not sure how she would feel about sharing her special place with her brother.  But she met our concerns with pure excitement and joy at the prospect of Seo joining in. He was feeling excited, silly (nervous) and proud this morning. Lili immediately grabbed his hand as we got out of the car, and she was still holding it when I said goodbye. 
Lili saying hi to friends after a long holiday break while Gus-Gus the heritage-breed pig looks on. A muddy wet day to start off the school year! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dinosaur day

Today was our first day of the semester for homeschool. We did some phonics and math work and then read an article in Lili's National Geographic magazine about a newly discovered dinosaur called Spiniosaurus. Then the kids drew pictures of an imaginary dinosaur and we talked about why they gave them certain features. Afterwards Lili also recreated her dinosaur out of pattern blocks. 
Seo's was a cloud eating dinosaur:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Old post that didn't publish the first time...

Apple season! 
Sea glass from papa Dane and Amy!
The girl at the end of the line on the trampoline is our new 6 year old neighbor!