Tea Party Not the political kind, though Mr. Handsome was putting up with his sister so that he could play with the sugar! This tea set has been fun, though it is not as solid as we had hoped it would be. While washing it some pieces have gotten shattered just putting them into the […]
Tip: Shot Outside! Morning and late afternoon and cloudy days are wonderful! I am trying very hard to take these tips to heart, to learn as much as I can this year so I can capture the moments our family has so they will not be forgotten to time.
The above picture is of a scavenger hunt the kids and I joined in on. It was an onling game done by a great gal named Heather. She is so inventive in how she runs her business. We love scentsy. With 4 kids and pets the house can smell like a great many things, it […]
It is the simple things. I love when my littles bring me flowers. I played with light today with my camera, trying to get out of using automatic so much and more manual. Not to mention I love these windowsills. Spring is beautiful here.
A mothers identity. It is not an uncommon thing to hear a mother say that after having her baby she felt she lost herself some place along the way. I can’t say that this was me, while I did lose myself it seems at some point, it was not mother hood. Pregnancy took my body […]
This is not a new photo but it is a new button! The photo is of adorable element gnomes I had made last year. I used the below tutorial to guide me in making a blog button. Creating a Blog Button You might want to check out the rest of the site as well as […]
One of the things we have so very much enjoyed this spring has been watching the Decorah Eagles. We and others had nicknamed the oldest “trouble” and goodness did he get into it. One day when just tiny he crabbed his dads eye and Dad flug his head in a pain reaction and the little […]
Yet another day in 365 world. It is going ok, not easy and somedays I miss photos. Some days however are easy. This was great fun, not a great photo but it is sometimes the thought that counts right?
Homeschooling isn’t all book work at kitchen tables, infact for us it rarely is that kind of work. We really enjoy kits! We have been working on the one below. I wish the directions where more clear and that the supply lists where clear but aside from that it is fun and we have learned […]
Sign language fun is adorable. Hopefully it will also be useful. The kids seem to remember more than I do and they love to teach me. Sometimes I sit back and simply ask them to teach me. It helps their confidence and really helps me to see what they know, what we need to practice […]
While we like to be inspired by waldorf education we do not reject modern items like computers as some on that path do. With two geeky parents who clearly see the value in such technology we like to think had Steiner had such machines at the time he might have seem why so many of […]
Things had gotten busy and I failed to take the photos I wanted to and so here I shall fill in with another from this month. This is not a common look for my Storm baby, but it is a cute one!
A friend who takes photos reminded me to get shots of when things are not ok too. Believe it or not, things are not always ok around here. Friends sometimes seem amazed at the peaceful and patient parenting in my home but goodness, that is not always how it is. If only! Part of the […]
My adventures with trying to take better photos continues. I have photoshop elements 9 now, a gift from my husband! I use a few actions and am learning to edit a bit better. It is a struggle though and I really value those who have talent with this and the attention to detail that I […]
Some days are fort days! Every time little hansom would put it up, baby sister would crawl over and blissfully pull it down and sit on it. This went on for most of the afternoon and I enjoyed sitting back and just watching. I believe we need to play with out children. I also believe […]
This toy I would guess is about 50 years old. It belonged to my father says my Meme. It was passed on to me as a child and now my own children play with it from time to time when I bring it out. I treasure it and so keep it up and away a […]
He loves me! The hotty husband installed this fantastic thing in our too tiny stand up shower. It is so nice to lean on a wall and just be showered with how water. Some days really are as simple as a perfect shower.
I found this picture to back blog for this day and thought hum… what can be said of the adorable baby I often post banging on the keys? I know! How about the machine she is banging on. First, know that this is one of a long line of laptops I have had and the […]
This is another photo from the night before, the sleepovers my daughter has here often go into the wee hours of morning. I get tired of checking in on them but I am reminded to smile. While we don’t unschool anymore, we did learn a lot about needs and wants and how they often the […]
While it is known that homeschoolers are not social (hehehe Just Kidding of course) my homeschooler sure has a lot of sleep overs here! This time the girls painted the closet doors. So many things they talked about, so many things they painted. It was a blessing to see into their worlds for a bit […]
One of the arguments some people make against homeschooling is that parents are keeping their children from learning how to be social and deal with people who bully. As if one needs to grow a thicker skin and that this can only be done by being emotionally and or physically abused in a public setting. […]
Everyday we try and focus special time on each child. For our baby, this is specially fun these days. We went from helping her to sit up, to now helping her stand. She is not yet pulling up but this is ok. She really loves the special attention. I do not believe developmental lists are […]
Friends May Be Key to Churchgoers’ HappinessSpiritual aspects less significant for life satisfaction, survey finds. http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/647040.html It is a long known fact that life is about connections. Be those a connection to a higher power or more importantly the people you choose to be around. If your not happy, look around you, what kind of […]
Some nights it seems like they take turns needing to not sleep by themselves! Some nights I am sure I need to get a bigger bed. LOL
Even at 11 months old sometimes we all sleep better when we are not alone. Who can blame her? Wrapped in strong sure safe arms for the night, I sleep better too.
They had these at the farm we had gotten the duck eggs from and that we returned the ducklings to after they hatched and we took care of them for a bit. It was a great experience.
Will be back blogging many days I missed taking a photo on with other photos taken around the same time. This one was of the duckings following the kids around. The kids loved this part specially of helping to raise ducklings for a while.
The room took a lot of work! Priming it when we move at the end of the year should not take near as long!
The color just was not right so seeing Mr Hansom and the Stormy baby re-painted walls on their own, we thought it a good time to get a different color and go at it again!
One of babies due date groups put together a birthday exchange, the challenge was to send a gift in a timely manner spending no more than $15 on the gift! So seeing the baby we got had hair bows in some of the photos my oldest and I sat down to make a bow collection […]