Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 12

I've moved. Please visit me at my new place! trees all dance

May 11


Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9

I found this little gem at the re-store last week and even though it was a little more than I wanted to pay ($8. I know), I brought it home anyway with intentions to repaint it. And I did.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 8

Mom with me and little bro.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5

A few days ago, I told L that maybe we should send the kids back to public school. He knows me well enough to know that when I say this, what I really mean is that something isn't working for me. It's really helpful for me to talk to him about school as it helps me to gain some perspective and get new ideas. One thing we talked about was the lack of spontaneity in our days. I protested, saying something like, "Easy for you to say, you don't have to help five people get ready every time you leave the house!". He was right though. We finished our work quite early yesterday and I fiddled around on facebook and twitter for a while. I noticed that Darcel was taking her kiddos to the museum and I felt a little jealous. Then I realized there was nothing stopping me from going to the museum except the perceived difficulty in getting everyone out the door. So, I womaned up and asked the kids where they wanted to go. We decided to try something new and that's how we ended up at our local Homeschool Skate Day. The kids had never rollerskated before and they had such a fun time. Wren even ran into one of her friends from co-op! Sadly, this was the last session until fall, but we are planning to go back very soon with L. Is there something you could stand to add to your daily life and/or homeschool?

Playing Red Light, Green Light

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2

We are so busy during the week that I like to spend my weekends doing almost nothing. That's not entirely accurate as there are generally one or two activities that we have to do, but you get the idea. Saturday morning was somewhat hectic. Even though I got up hours before we had to leave, I still found myself on the verge of being late. When we arrived, quite a few streets were blocked off. I realized that there was an event going on and I wouldn't be able to park in my normal place. I am not very familiar with the nabe I was in, so now I was late and lost. After getting yelled at by a cop for almost going the wrong way down a one way street, I was on the verge of a mini meltdown. Eventually I figured it out and got everyone where they needed to be. While waiting for the kiddos to finish class, I heard music and stepped outside to see a parade going on. What a pleasant surprise. Watching the bands and floats go by felt like a reward after the experience I'd had not long before.
7 Cities Crafters window for Art Everywhere