Thursday, August 25, 2005

Day in the life of an unschooler

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This picture says it all, no need to really say more, but I will.
The day before yesterday we went for a nature walk, to get out of the house, for fun and for an unschooling feild trip.
On our nature walk we discussed lady bugs,life cycles, the food chain, stick bugs ( which we are making a new home for here at home in a terrurium), looked at different plants too samples home to study more, explained what poison vs "eatable" means, explained how to study a plant to tell the difference...picked some sumack berries to take home to make a sumackaid with, walked along the shores of the lake,looked at the sky, discussed the clouds, picked rocks, took pictures of a butterfly, saw a deer, the list goes on...
Are you still asking me why I unschool? No kid will EVER experience all the lessons we did in our 4 hour walk, stuck in a classroom of a stuffy school inhaling dust from a book that laid on a shelf all summer, asking for permission to go to the bathroom, and being told to be quiet so as not to disturb the others.
Don't ask me why we unschool... THIS is why we unschool! this is my daughter's classroom :)


Our baby boy has cut his first tooth! at 6 months old, normal I suppose, but his big sister never got her first until she was 11 months old!
We can't get a picture of the actual tooth yet cause it is felt more than seen right now.
but here is a cute one of the boy in all his glory :) He loves his walker so much, he can scoot around the house faster than me!
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I don't care what the govenment says, walkers are not danergous if you keep them on the first floor of the house and watch what your kiddo gets into. It is sad that we as a human reace can be so stupid about child safety that we need rules to save ourselves from ourselves like banning walkers and talking about banning bathtub rings.. :) i got one of those too, and we love them, because we KNOW THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BABY SIT OUR KIDS! we know not to walk away.
ok anyway this was supposed to be a post about my cute baby boy, not a rant on government passing bans and stupid people :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


A beautiful monarch came fluttering by on our walk, Hubby decided to try and catch it on film... after 10 minutes of following it around the air it landed on this tree. Beautiful picture hon.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

oh me, oh my, I'm glad we took the excursion around the bay

Yesterday was my birthday. I had a great birthday!! We went to an outdoor concert at a festival of a town about 45 minutes from our place, right on the St Lawrence River ( Famous Canadian River). We went to see Great Big Sea, not sure if anyone is familiar with their music, but they are one of my MOST favorite bands. They are from East Coast Canada ( NFLD) and sing lots of great original stuff and traditional scottish/folk songs as well, songs that I grew up with, listening to at kitchen parties every weekend. They are a great live band. I had seen them in concert before But Hubby had not and when we saw they were going to be playing on my birthday we made sure to get tickets to go.
The kids were free as it was a festival concert outdoors, so that was great too. Ap parenting can sometimes mean we don't get to do lots of things we'd like since we rather take the kids with us than have them sat. The kids had a great day as well. We went for the day, saw a train show and road a mini real coal fired steam engine train ride :)
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then had a BBQ in the park with our little habatchi, and then went and got settled for the concert. Hubby had a great time and the KIDS SLEPT through the whole thing practically. That was great because I got to stand and dance through the whole hour concert! Everyone was boogying. I got a work out let me tell ya... my arms are sore today from so much clapping and my legs are hurting from the dancing in spot to the great music.
They are so great you cannot help but clap hand snap finger, jump up and down and just lose yourself in the moment!
Hubby could not dance because he is too sore from his disability most of the time, but he sang right along with me and clapped his hand when he was not busy taking 150 pictures of the band doing their thing :) greta pics too, may post one eventually.
Then we drove home late in the night just talking while both kids slept some more :)Save for a bfing stop weake. The drive to our new home was so quiet and nice, on the back country roads, no busy highways and other cars to contend with, just the moon and stars and us on a windy country road :) we even have to go on a ferry ride to get to our new home if we go off the island, ( we COULD take the bridged road but the ferry is more fun.)
I LOVE it here so much. the house is still a mess after a HORRIBLE MOVE that I won't go into right now, and spoil the nature of this post, but I love it here.
Thnaks hubby and kiddos for a great day :)

Friday, August 12, 2005

Look at it fly!

Time that is....
August alredy, where did our summer go, we spent most of June packing, and most of July unpacking, and we stilla re nto finished!
Tomorrow is my birthday and next week Hubby and I will have been together for 7 years!!!
JareBear is already 6 months old!!!!He's eating solids and on his way to a real crawl already. it is really bitter sweet though, he's so funny and such a happy baby, I love every moment, and want to see the next milestone, but at the same time I just want him to stay little forever. If could pick any moment to freeze in time I would pick when he is in bed at night and rubs my cheek, face and breast while he nurses. he makes such lovely sighs of delight when he is finished and I could watch him sleep forever. I just love those moments.
It goes by too fast.
Butterfly is making her own sandwiches and geting her own milk from the fridge, and is growing up so fast too. before I knwo it she'll be wearing makeup and being interested in boys! YIKES.
Stop the spinning of the eath on it axis ( spelling?) and let us stay in these moment forever!!!!!
Quote of the moment:
I could stay awake just hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Every moment with you is a moment I treasure.
Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause I'd miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing.
Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing.
~Aerosmith, Don't Want To Miss A Thing.