Well I finally feel like it's a normal (quiet: no plans) day.
I'm embracing it very enthusiastically!
('Course, we're just starting our day as I begin this post....)
Maddie woke up and immediately started doing puzzles... it's been a while
Trev woke and got on the computer... he's been playing a chess/checkers-like game at the Night at the Museum website.
Next up for him was a site he used to play with long ago... Wonderville. Check that one out, it's pretty cool.
[Insert groan here... the damned dog got ahold of the damned duck. Evidently she was in serious predator mode today... I chased her out of the garden -where the tractor was- several times, and she then went around and snuck in again.
Sigh. 'Bye little Peep - thanks for sharing Yourself and Nature with us as much as you did. We honor You.]
After tears, discussing Nature and instincts and all the other things that such an event will bring forth, the babes headed back to the computer and then the tellie for Peep videos... I think they were processing, and needing the gentleness and humor for a little while. Well, Trev did, anyway... Maddie was pretty matter-of-fact about the whole thing.
A level head, that one. Er... the only one in the family, I think.
We bought lots of koolaid the other day for dyeing our wool.
Not very organic, I know, but the colors are bright, and they're relatively inexpensive for a lot of dye. And we're not far enough into it to dye with marigolds, onions, and beets yet.
So we've had some fun with that... today we had enough colors to do some mixing and customizing.
The results included some really beautiful colors and patterns.
Playing pretend. The adventures of the current favorite... you can guess which one.
To the beads!
Rotate and shape and firm.
"Mama... I want to get a brick ... and put it... and make it fly up in the air.... Can I?" asks Madeleine, ever the Experimenter.
"Uh, no. Bricks flying up in the air isn't a good idea. It might come down and bonk you on the head."
"No!, not like that, like this...."
"Ooooooh," says Mama, seeing the light, "...you want to build a catapult! Go for it."
Yup.Soon enough she got her big brother in on that play.
More connections, thinks her Mama.
cleaning' the pool.
You know. Just in case it ever gets warm and the sun shines again. (This last fifteen minutes of sunshine has some of us tricked and hopeful...)
poisson rouge for one and js2g for the other...
which means Mama gets to plant herself next to Trevy and play with him....
(you know how I love that...)
Maddie has taken off (and left her computer on, of course) and Trev and I are sittin' there playin jumpstart on his, "Hey, Mom, listen to this...." he leans over and unplugs her headphones to her poisson rouge game-- it's the choir one... he laughs, and says "It sounds like The Gods of Love."
lol-- It does sound like the meditation music on my ipod....
and back to jumpstart
and then to Magic School Bus Volcano
and over to MSB videos
and then Mama and Maddie settled into the couch for Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure (a fantastic film!) while Trevy continued his MSB video marathon....
What can I say? Mathematics, geology, human biology, physics, zoology.... I don't have a problem with it. We value learning, and embrace many resources.
Maddie's and mine film is over, and she's sleeping peacefully.
Daddy will be home soon.
I ask Trev if he'd like to play checkers or something before bed
and he says No.
"I'm learning about Joints and Muscles," says he.
So be it.
Let me just reach my book....
'Til tomorrow, then.