At the end of a really fun playdate, Sam and a friend read the Velveteen Rabbit out loud to each other. They passed the book back and forth between them, each reading a page or two at a time. So cute.
Archive for May, 2013
Coach West shows the kids flags of countries where soccer, aka football, aka futbol, is popular.
The seeds sprouted! Radishes, kale, lettuce, beets and who knows what else Sam planted in there. She snipped off little bits of the carpet this evening to sprinkle on our dinner. I was mightily impressed by the speed of germination. We may have to keep this micro-greens thing going.
A lot of folks came to our homeschooler park day on Tuesday and most of the kids headed for the cicada-humming woods just next to the playground. A group of them emerged at one point with quite the archaeological find: broken pottery pieces! (And by pottery I mean a smashed plate or bowl of some […]
We sold Sam’s first pedal bike–Pink Rider–today to one of her friends who just turned 5 and is ready for pedals. AC and I feel both wistful and happy about that. Sam learned to ride that bike on the Brighton seafront, with Molly Bear stashed inside that little pink handle bar bag. But we are […]
Using wood they pulled from their latest dumpster diving mission, AC and Sam made a container box for 6 of her rescued baby maple trees. 6. The total count of repotted saplings rescued from our yard and our neighbor’s yard is now 75. *Note that I have not supplied a photo of what our front […]
On Friday I was weeding the garden and pulling out maple tree seedlings left and right when Sam and Susie decided to rescue them and start their own nursery. They enlisted the help of the boys, used every container they could find and repotted the seedlings. Today they continued their work, rescuing a volunteer melon […]
Today was the final session of Sam’s class in drawing and painting medicinal herbs and insects at CHEC (Community Homeschool Enrichment Center). It was quite impressive to stroll past walls of ladybugs, katydids, ants, dandelions, plantain and other plants I’d never heard of before. In fact all spring Sam has been pointing out various plants […]
Really cool Hanging Gardens of Babylon Project at The Story of the World Club today. The kids planted micro greens in their gardens (arugula, lettuce, beets, mustard, basil…) I will be interested to see what sprouts in Sam’s garden.
When it comes to raffles, I never win. Except for today! When I dropped Sam off for her gymnastics class at The Little Gym this afternoon, her lovely teacher, Miss Sarah, beamed at me and handed me a brand new Nook. “You won!” I was stunned, not only because I had completely forgotten about the […]
The lettuce and kale are finally ready.
The bear family came to gardening school today– we transplanted jalapeno seedlings into bigger pots. Earlier the bears completed warrior training. Priorities, you know.
We woke up inside a cloud this morning.
It’s as green as Ireland or Scotland in the spring–and it should be given how much rain has fallen this weekend–we took advantage of a brief dryish spell to hike up the ridge to the Horse Knob Trail.
Our arrival at the Shack Friday night (around 10pm) included fallen trees, an impassible road, torrents of rain, thunder, lightening, and AC buzzing our way through with his new chainsaw (thank you, Grand-mère!). We made it to the Shack itself shortly before midnight. (Sam: “It’s FUN staying up past midnight.”) The only casualty of our […]
Muddy feet and legs. The kids in the Green Adventure Project explored the creek today. Sam was over the moon because she got to hold a salamander.
After trying out his new chain saw, AC steps into the garden to check out the tomatoes we planted.
You need a big chair for a big meadow.
I swear the bird looked bigger today already.
Sam’s friend Timmy found a baby bird in his backyard today.