We had the park almost to ourselves for a picnic lunch. The kids had an absolute blast!
We started revamping our home library spaces, ut he couldn’ wait for us to finish. He had to have books!
She recently learned to cook one of her favorite foods, and decided to make dinner for the whole family. It was delicious!
He seasoned and mixed the beef, formed the patties and started learning how to use the grill. Another delicious dinner.
May in Colorado usually has one good snowfall, and this year was no exception. These three simply watched the snow fall for the better part of an hour.
Our two blue-eyed kids are the youngest and the oldest. And they’re great friends.
It’s chaos to look at, but amazing creations emerge from it on a daily basis.
Week 20 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
We decided to go for a walk before bedtime. Some of the kids wore pajamas, and T found a great stick!
We had a special treat tonight after the little kids went to bed. We toasred mashmallows on the grill to make s’mores while we watched Rogue One!
Mrs. Hatter is currently doing the bedtime readings with one of her favorite books, A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park.
One of the best parts of programming your own apps is sharing them with others! That’s what’s happening here.
Every aspiring gemologist needs some good books to study. H loves this one.
Books are an important part of Unschooling, especially in our house, and it’s never to early to start. M has been particularly book-crazed of late.
We don’t eat out a lot, and when we do it’s usually just fast food to eat in the car or at home. So eating in an actual restaurant (even a fast food joint) is a special event and a lot of fun. They enjoyed themselves immensely.
Week 19 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
This is one of N’s favorite board games right now. He’s trying to figure out some basic strategies, and is improving rapidly.
The picture title explains it all.
They love books. All books.
They had a blast at their first book signing, and really enjoyed meeting a real life author!
H drew this for her A for Star Wars Day. The Phantom Menace is his favorite Star Wars movie right now, thanks to Darth Maul and his doubl-bladed lightsaber.
A graham cracker and a seat next to her biggest brother makes this toddler one happy girl.
This morning I’m taking a little bit of time off to sit in one of my favorite local coffee shop to drink a mocha and write.
Week 18 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
The kids went to an open barn this afternoon to meet some friendly Alpacas and learn about their wool.
M likes dirt. And digging in dirt. And getting dirt all over himself.
Halloween costumes can be fun for the whole year. Today they decided to dress up as Rebels and have some adventures.
It took her hours to write this complex Bitsbox app, but she persevered and was quite proud of the results.
The twins went to work with Mrs Hatter for Take Your Child To Work Day, so the rest of us headed for the Zoo. It was a nice day for it.
A is usually more interested in building super villains with LEGOs, but today he decided to build some barns out of Lincoln Logs and had a whole lot of fun.
It was cold and wet outside today. Perfect weather for an afternoon movie.
Week 17 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
N wanted to help refinish an old school desk, and had a blast trying out the orbital sander.
N picked his favorite dinner tonight, which natural meant German food!
They love spending time with their Papa, and he doesn’t seem to mind reading to them.
She loves books. A comfy chair, a pillow, a blanket and a book are all she needs to be content.
It was an extremely competitive, rowdy game, but Nana won in the end.
We spent the morning at the Denver Art Museum with a few cousins. Fun times, but we’re going to miss them when they move!
Papa spent part of an afternoon playing board games with the kids. The kids are really good at Mancala, and Papa lost as many games as he won,
Week 16 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
N and H have quite a lot of fondness for Chipotle tacos these days.
They’ve been begging for two way radios for a long time, and have a blast now that they finally have a pair.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was the choice tonight, and they loved it despite the scary dementors.
We often find abandonded battle scenes like this. I’m not sure who made it or who’s winning, but it looks like a lot of fun.
All the kids in chess club played simultaneous games against their coach. N brought along his lucky coin, but it wasn’t enough to bring him victory!
We found all sorts of great stuff this trip. Locally produced single origin chocolate bars, huge tomatoes, fresh bread and a couple bags of kettle corn. It was well worth the crowds.
Week 15 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
Watching some Robots in Disguise. They like robots.
Most of the kids were having a lot of fun with sand on this particular visit.
He loves building spaceships and weapons, but gets quite frustrated when the DUPLO blocks don’t do what he wants them to.
The younger kids have been playing with weapons a lot lately. They think that they’re very fierce.
Branching out from her usual artistic expression – posters cover huge expanses of her wall – she decided to start a paper garden. This is just the initial morning’s planting – it’s become more elaborate since.
The toddler didn’t want to be left out of the reading time, so she brought her own book along.
He concetrates very hard, even when it’s a puzzle he’s built many times in the past.
Week 14 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
They enjoy video games. Particularly LEGO Video games and all the problem solving and action they involve.
They love the Star Wars exhibit at the art museum. Sadly, it’s about to end, so this was our last trip to see it.
He’s getting pretty good, and really enjoys his Ricky Ricotta books.
This is how I spent my morning at the coffee shop.
The Viking exhibit at DMNS is pretty cool. H particularly liked learning about Viking fashions – dyed clothing, jewelry and the like. The boys were more important interested in boats, armor and weaponry.
It’s always fun to find a simplified version of one of our favorite board games to share with the kids.
They don’t seem to particularly care who reads to them, as long as they get to spend some time in a fun book.
Week 13 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
T loves to sit with her mommy!
Our Spheros are still pretty novel, and they had a great time trying them out in a new place.
The little kids decided to play near, but not with, each other for a while.
A was my bread helper this time. He usually doesn’t like to get his hands messy, but has decided to conquer that aversion in order to learn how to make good bread. And it turned out pretty good!
They’re cutthroat Uno players.
The twins are pretty evenly matched right now. Only time will tell if one of them will become a significantly stronger player.
I continued reading The Lord of the Rings to the big kids – we blasted through five great chapters this day – and I also read this fantastic picture book biography of Tolkien to all the kids. They quite enjoyed it.
Week 12 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
The sidewalk is a bigger art canvas than anything they have inside, and using chalk is always fun.
He loves computers and programming, so coding his own apps is a dream come true!
N celebrated by helping to make Cherry Berry Wonderland pies! He was very proud of his handiwork, and of course they tasted great!
H reads all kinds of things, and many more advanced novels, but the My Little Pony books still have a special place in her heart. She never wants to pass up a new one
She wants to be just like the bigger kids, even when means watching their yoga video and getting in their way.
The new tiger exhibit at the Denver Zoo is very cool and the kids love it. I hope to finish a new post about our experience soon!
N loves ladybugs, and all other kinds of beetles. He’s also our one child who’s not squeamish about holding bugs. Its not uncommon for him to come running inside with something he’s caught before dashing back off to look for another one.
Week 11 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.