i swear i haven't had a decent sunday to post of since i started pointing to them.
always sundays are such rich days for me, but now that i'm looking to capture the specific wealth and magic, instead i get a nine-year-old's jokes and a day with mario and godzilla.
aah, such is this life.
there was reading
and golden spirals
(a good dozen of them)
and then a nap for mama.
an' there was snowplay
and roller skating
and make believe.
Trev and I checked out again our library book Math Adventures: Digging for Dinosaurs.
I like the book - it's story problems... good thinking exercises and a good way for a mama to check in to see if there is an understanding of concepts. (no worries there, he's cruising right through.)
we talked about how though Trev is leary of multiplication, he already knows half of the traditional times table without trying. zeros, ones, twos, fives, tens, and elevens. we didn't discuss this out of any sense of "you have to learn this", but rather, "not a big deal... you already even know most of it! nothing to worry about."
FOOD! 25 Amazing Projects.
today we read the last four chapters -
"Meat" Me At the Veggie Stand, Backyard Eating, You're Eating What?!, and The Future of Food.
I'll not spoil it by giving you all the information, but we learned lots of cool things - everything from famous vegetarians to world population over time. Very, very cool.
(If you would like to toss your name into the hat and haven't yet, this is your last chance. We'll have the drawing on Wednesday, November 24.)
we discussed the possible future of food - hydroponics and aeroponics, and whether that would be viable. I wondered if plants could actually keep their intrinsic integrity if it was grown aeroponically. I imagine it would grow, at least initially, but could you keep generations of food in tact? wouldn't the vegetables (and plants) need connection with the natural earth and sun to keep their substances? Trev thinks garden rooftops are the answer. a fine idea! :)
The Allowance Game
Theatre - Dance and Magic Show
(for Daddy and me.)
learning kitchen skills (chef's knife--she's fascinated)
and other wiiheeheeeee downstairs play
-complete with family chaos, of course-
runnin' and funnin' and extra loud screeching
(aah, the witching hour....)
and finally into a blissful sleep.
life's good- if not existentialistic. :)
how 'bout you?