As I walked through a grocery store tonight, I ran into a friend. She also has six children. After commenting that we look an awful lot alike when it comes to family size and mentioning how people never fail to comment, we went our separate ways. Less than three seconds later, I was cornered by […]
Snapshots: photos of Monday
A project in the making… A boy who found an open can of peanut butter and an open jar of jelly, climbed on up, and helped himself – deciding to skip the bread. Self-entertaining children. Realizing that the branch sways almost violently when someone swings, they decided to work together. Liberty got a free ride, […]
If you give a mouse a cookie…
A good closet cleanout always produces a pile of castoffs. A pile of castoffs requires a bit of creativity. Creativity creates a good project. One project requires another. And another. And another. And another. And pretty soon, that pile of castoffs, combined with raiding Grandma’s for unworn T-shirts, and you find yourself with four little […]
A tall, tall tale.
My girls heard through the grapevine that, in their words, a young woman from church had been picked up and carried off by an eagle. I found this out last week when Eden asked me, completely unconcerned but entirely curious, “Did they ever find her?” Really? You think an eagle carried a grown woman off, […]
Our morning [in stories and photos].
Liberty was washing out a diaper and asked Sterling to bring the lid to the diaper pail. (A drip catcher in the trip from the bathroom to the laundry room.) He came back empty handed. Liberty asked him where the lid was, and he had the best excuse I’ve heard of in a while. “There’s […]
Today in short stories.
Certain to speed things along: A two year old knocking on the (only) bathroom door, announcing her need to relieve herself, being told to wait, and then hearing her song. “I’m waiting, I’m waiting, I’m waiting, I’m waiting to PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” Oh dear. Ruby asked Sterling if he’d like to play house with her. “Sure. You […]
Review: Apologia Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Human Physiology
As part of the Old Schoolhouse Review Crew, Liberty and I have been using Apologia Educational Ministries’ Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Human Physiology for many weeks now. Liberty has been journaling in the Notebooking Journal and we’re been using the Anatomy and Human Physiology MP3 Audio CD as well. I was thrilled to be […]
What a way to wake up.
I woke up with a start in the dark of night. The coin cup we use for math – a metal cup full of likely 500 coins – had crashed to the ground. It wouldn’t have fallen off the shelf by itself, so I was a little disturbed. Who on earth?! I crept to the […]
Pictures: what our homeschool looks like.
Every homeschool blog I look at looks idyllic. Orderly, labeled, color-coded shelves of perfectly graded schoolbooks, desks free of pencil marks (and dust), and charts on the walls to tell each perfectly groomed student which minute of which hour they should be doing their 3rd grade Geometry. Oh, to be so organized. But I’m not. […]
You know you live in a crooked house when you play Jenga on the coffee table and Ruby, not quite understanding the laws of gravity and physics and whatever it is that requires balance for stability, does this: and it stands. And stands. And it takes five more turns before it’s Ruby’s turn again and […]