Saturday, February 21, 2015

As Soon As The Ground Can Be Worked

the first Spring trip to Home Depot
(seed-starting soil and a new shovel--where on earth is ours?!  did we leave it at the geode beds???)

seeds


video making

first butterfly

first injury


hands that smell like catnip  ♥

dirt

talk:

birds, and how many there are in the world.
dna, and primates
monkeys, and they're involvement in planting trees in the rainforest....
"What do you call a singing reptile?"
"Uuuuuuh... I dunno."
"A raptile."
(She made it up.) "I don't know where I come up with these things."

making


ravens, circling

working

bird watching
Lesser Goldfinches

patio sitting.
in the shade.
with bare feet.

noticing
Praying Mantis sac--lots of them, again this year

front yard play--in the dirt, as usual


instruction reading

sizing






game making--a spirit animal game






it's a goodly sort of life.

Up to...

Eric, our fourth, (and this bloggessing's biggest fan) told me today that it has been a month--and not the week or two that I had imagined our absence has been.
Sigh.
So we'll just cram it all in to catch up, hmm?

There has been reading

and inventing

and skiing

and habitating

and sticker-making

and playing in the dirt


and meeting new friends for the first time
 (new unschoolers in our area--hooray!!)

and maintaining

and birdseed cookie making



.
and bubbling

and game inventing

and more gaming

and reptile meeting


and birthday celebrating


and computer fixing
-and new computer buying-



and welcoming
(oh how I love chickadees....)

friendly unschoolings


and furniture building

and three-ing

laser-tagging

skating

battling

valentining

tending

friending

more gaming

hungry, hungry hippo-ing (with our unschoolers)

hanging

and more three-ing.

ah.
so that's the sum.
now let's get back to the details....