Monday, April 14, 2014

Bath Time

After dinner the two older boys typically go upstairs with papa and get in the bath and get ready for bed. I typically finish dinner dishes while Baby Hawk finishes his dinner a la baby led weaning which basically means that both he and the floor will be in need of a little scrubbing.

I run a warm bath for him in the  kitchen sink and  for those few minutes before the  bedtime chaos begins we get a little time together. It's our little secret quiet time. When you have three kids (or more than one really) you have to find those little moments to soak up some one on one time with each of them. It's a time to hit the reset button and just enjoy this very moment. I am so very thankful for this adorable stage.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring nature study

 There is nothing  better than learning through nature. It's fun and most of all it's easy since everything is outside your door. 
The boys and I have been studying the six days of creation and have taken a little extra time on day 3 (land and plants). So what have our studies looked like?  Below are a few of the things we have done so far.

^^^^ We planned out and planted or starters for our herb garden ( I have a bit of a black thumb) praying that I don't mess this one up^^^

^^^ we also planted sunflower seeds which  we are watching grow.... so far so good ^^^^

^^^ We learned and painted the parts of a flower (this is inspired by the printable by Homeschool Creation ) ^^^^

^^^^^Most importantly we went outside and enjoyed all that the Lord created for us^^^

One thing I love about teaching the boys at home is that learning goes hand in hand with life. Lessons can be planned with whatever you are doing. Are you planting a garden this year? Teach your kids a little while you do it. It really can be that simple at this age. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

First week of spring

 ^^^ Out of focus but I love his cool guy slouch here^^^ 

So far this spring has not let us down. A few showers and some high winds on occasion but the weather is quickly getting warmer and the wild flowers are blooming. And while I miss Oregon's cherry blossom goodness I am so pleased to find out that there are a lot of plum blossoms around here including in my own front yard. At the end all I really care about is seeing pink trees. We are looking forward to longer nights, more beautiful sunsets and lots of days spent outdoors.