With losts of others kids back at school, public places are sugnificantly less busy on weekday mornings.
M loves puzzles. He built his most recent one very quickly, without any reference to the picture on the box.
They felt like resting together, so they gathered up materials and built themselves a nest.
N is the most interested in bugs, but all of them were excited about a live beetle sighting.
They’ve been experimenting with the timer on their camera to figure out how to take group selfies.
Her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shirt is one of her favorites!
Week 33 of my 365 photo project, chronicling our Unschooling life.
An aquarium is an endless source of interest. He often spends time sitting amd watching them swim.
We’re thinking of starting our own competitive league. Now that I think of it, we probably already have enough players in the house.
Bridges have been a topic since of serious interest in our home lately. Luckily they have the materials to build their own!
He caught two grasshoppers and immediately borrowed my phone to look up what they eat so he can make them comfy in their new home. They may not last long, but he’ll learn from the experience.
Sometimes you just need to play a game.
She’s having trouble adjusting to her new diet, but it’ll be worth it eventually.
He loves his Ricky Ricotta books.
It’s been kind of a strange week. Mrs. Hatter is back at work now that summer break has ended, and it’s been raining almost every day. As a result we’ve been homebound most of the week, though naturally that hasn’t stopped the kids from learning. Here’s a glimpse at some of what we did.
He loves his setup, and his gradually discovering how to use it.
We hiked up to Nymph Lake in RMNP today. Little T loved it, though I ended up carrying her most of the way. She especially liked the chipmunks that we saw.
He liked building spaceships out of DUPLO blocks, and he’s always very proud of his creations. As he should be!
I’ve been trying to bake macarons lately, but I can’t seem to get the shells quite right. They’re hollow and the feet protrude. Maybe I’ll try again today.
At the zoo today, we happened to see the lions chewing on some bones first thing in the morning. The kds were fascinated!
Apparently T thinks she’s ready to study for a doctorate along with Mrs. Hatter.
Week 31 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
Re-reading a favorite book.
N has begun learning German with DuoLingo, and he loves it!
I got to head to the coffee shop by myself for a while this morning, it was a nice treat.
She loves spending time with her big siblings’ toys.
After a drive in the mountains we went for a short hike at Settler’s Park in Boulder.
The bigger kids spent time at the museum with Mrs. Hatter, so I took the little two to their favorite playground. M has taken to calling it his “own personal playground.”
There’s nothing like reading a favorite book together.
Week 30 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
A photo essay about our morning at the playground.
Live animals are still the true purpose of visiting the zoo, but a temporary exhibit of animatronic Dinos is a lot of fun.
Knitters gonna knit!
Well, maybe not a master yet, but he is very good at puzzles. More importantly, he has a lot of fun working on them.
It’s nice to take some time off. So the day before my birthday I did just that, and among other things spent time in the Vikings exhibit at DMNS.
A cloudy sunset over Boulder valley.
We had a LOT of fun at the pool this morning.
Week 29 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
We woke bright and early with the sun at about 6. After a nearly sleepless night I resisted rising for nearly another hour. Eventually we did emerge from our tent into a bright and fairly warm morning. The plan was to hike the two miles up to Emmaline Lake, and then return down to our…
M is absolutely shark-crazed right now. He plays with shark figures and stuffed animals, reads shark books, talks about sharks constantly, and especially enjoys watching documentaries about sharks!
We encountered a fair bit of rain while backpackingl, but N was prepared!
He’s geared up and ready to go!
It’s always fun to look at the assortment of books the kids pick out at the library. Their varied interests are well reflected, though books about animals usually make up the bulk of their borrowing.
Novels and Minecraft books make for a nice, quiet morning.
N found a recipe for Ice Cream Sundaes that he thinks looks delicious, and set to work reading it so he can make them properly.
She’s still working on mastering her chosen second language!
Week 28 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.
Day one of our backpacking trip along the Emmaline Lake Trail in the Comanche Peak Wilderness area.