A large latte, an interesting book, and some good weather. Sometimes that all it takes to regain some mental sanity in the midst of a stressful week so that I can focus on the things in my life that are genuinely important.
It’s really nice to be able to get out of the house without kids on occasion. I highly recommend it.
The two of them decided to cuddle together while watching a movie today.
There’s something for everyone at a book store. Granted, some of the kids were more Interested in playing with trains than browsing for reading materials, but that’s okay.
He often spends his days building awesome LEGO creations. They’re well worth the time!
He may enjoy quietly building by himself, but he’s also a very active guy. He tends to make the most of a trip to a playground.
He’s happier crawling around on the floor to build than sitting at an actual table. And that’s okay.
Week 45 of my 365 photo project exploring our unschooling life.
Unschooling might seem a bit intimidating at first. Here are a few steps that break it down.
He thinks the best place to build with DUPLO bricks is to sit in the tub along with them. He’s not wrong.
Books can lead to special moments.
He was bursting with excitement on Halloween. It was very visible, since he refused to wear his Kylo Ren mask.
They enjoy building tents so they can read together in peace and quiet
I think his face says it all. This is the expression of a boy who loves books, and is surrounded by them.
It’s her favorite slide st her favorite playground. What could be a better way to spend the morning?
He’s been enjoying graphic novels a lot lately. This is what he was doing between chess games at today’s tournament.
Week 44 of my 365 photo project showing a glimpse into our unschooling life.
He lives for puzzles.
N has been teaching his little brother how to play chess. He’s been developing his own methods to teach him the basic concepts of the game. He’s very proud of his teaching skills.
Today we built a 3D puzzle together. It was a first for the kids, and they loved it!
He recently decided to embraced reading and his skill at it. Here he is, finishing a book completely on his own for the first time!
They love building contraptions with this vintage Erector Set.
Gaming with cousins and an aunt can be a lot of fun.
They had a blast today, all costumed up along with some assorted cousins.
Week 43 of my 365 project exploring our unschooling life.
A story of a sudden unschooling moment on an ordinary day.
Big families are a lot of work, and so are small families.
He gets very excited about new discoveries in Minecraft.
She’s concentrating hard, trying to decide out how best to draw a tiger.
She wants to be as capable as her big siblings, particularly when it comes to climbing on playground equipment.
This is his idea of a quiet afternoon activity.
For some reason the kitchen has been a favorite playplace lately. They’re doing a lot of different things right now, but they’re also together.
He’s been moving beyond DUPLO bricks lately and has is very proud of his most recent LEGO build.
The entire morning has been consumed by the construction and operation of a DUPLO railroad. H has been a great big sister, helping M to design amd build it all.
It doesn’t seem very long ago that I started this photo project, but now it’s nearly at an end. Only ten more weeks and we’ll be at the end of the year! I don’t know if I’ll continue the series for another year, but for right now I hope you enjoy this week’s glimpse into…