She wanted to cuddle for a while before bed tonight. I let her.
We’re watching through the Saga before The Last Jedi comes out, and naturally the kids are having a great time with it.
A tiny robot and a miniature bowling alley can provide an entire afternoon of fun!
He didn’t even wait for the cake to be set on the table before he was blowing out the candles. He really loved his birthday this year.
N loves teaching his little siblings new things. Today it was time for M to learn to build his LEGO sets, so naturally N volunteered.
Pictures to color and military vehicles to draw. It was a nice, quiet evening.
This inaugural meeting, convened by big sister H, resulted in no sleeping and a lot of giggling.
Week 50 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
She loves playing dress-up, and she’s got great style.
They all love trains, so some mornings they just need to build a railroad together.
She has the pink Play-Doh, and it even matches her outfit!
Tomorrow is about pie, but I really wish I could eat a slice right now.
Muffin has over 250 legs and is 8 or 9 years old!
This is about the only Black Friday sale we’re liable to go to as a family, and it was well worth the trip!
What’s a ride on a tricyle without a deadly weapon shoved down the back of your shirt?
Week 47 of my photographic exploration of our unschooled life.
Building puzzles is an almost daily activity around here.
Our entire week has been dominated by board and card games. This morning I found them already in the midst of a game of Uno when I got up.
They’ve also been enjoying Apples to Apples.
As usually, we spent some time at playgrounds. That’s fairly non-negotiable when the weather allows for it.
He loves sketching animals at the zoo. He also loves wearing his Pterodactyl cape.
She’s currently in the midst of the Inkheart trilogy, and seems to be thoroughly enjoying it.
Naturally when some cousins came to visit the kids decided to pull out a favorite board game.
Week 46 of my 365 photo project all about our unschooling life.
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.
Unschooling might seem a bit intimidating at first. Here are a few steps that break it down.
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.
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…
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One of the best aspects of Unschooling, and indeed almost any type of Homeschooling, is the freedom to explore amazing places when they’re not particularly crowded. Zoos, museums, park playgrounds, etc. are often terrible busy during the summer and weekends, but the opportunity to explore them on weekdays during the school year results in…