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…
We really enjoy the Ninjago tv show as a family, so today I took five of the kids to the new movie. It was quite a disappointing movie, but we still had fun together!
We’ve been trying out some new games lately, and Gigamons is turning out to be a big hit!
N set up shop at the park to sell sand cakes and sand cookies to his siblings. They paid him in sand. In short, it was a typical day at the park!
For her half-birthday, she picked out some pony stuffed animals from the toy store. As you can see, she really loves them!
It was a cold and rainy day, so we headed down to the library and spent a while reading. Just the sort of morning I really enjoy.
M loves water. Swimming, taking baths, playing in the sink, you name it. So sometimes, like this morning, I fill a sink with water and leave him to his own devices.
Mrs. Hatter had a cart that needed assembling. N, our family builder, set to work and put it together quite deftly and with no help to speak of. H did come along eventually and helped screw on a couple of wheels, but otherwise it was all his work.
It was another fun week around our house. Although we didn’t venture into the mountains or to any museums in Denver, we found plenty to do. A trip to the movie theater, new games to play, parks, libraries, and things to build kept the kids busy and happy.
Her hair is a bit messy, and she’s still in the dress she wore to church, but books are far more importwnt than any of that!
They just keep finding more and more of these little guys.
This is their preferred method of swinging, and they’re really good ar it.
This bridge is new to me, since it was built since the last time I was in Portland. It’s also really cool.
To kick off Home Dad Con, some of us went on a photo walk across the Burnside Bridge.
Early the next morning, before official convention activities began, it was time for a trip to Stumptown for some amazing coffee.
I went by Cup amd Bar a couple of times, and this time I ordered their drinking chocolate, which is served alongside whipped cream and sparkling water to offset the incredible richness of the chocolate itself. It was really, really delicious.
I had an amazing, but exhausting week. It started normal enough, but early Wednesday morning I headed off to Portland for Home Dad Con, an amazing yearly gathering of At-Home Dads. The convention itself was wonderful. I made some great new friends, learned a lot about how to improve in my work as a father,…
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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…
He loves sharks and he loves shark books. This morning he’s particularly excited about Whale Sharks!
They found a caterpillar in the yard. They next day they had a cocoon!
They both love climbing, and T is constantly trying to climb everything that her big sister can handle.
There’s no shortage of good books around THIS house!
An empty cardboard box is a World of possibilities to a creative young mind.
Chess club starts soon, so he’s working to prepare for it, and doing very well!
The kids play chess, and so do I. My board is set up for my next game in the Colorado Open chess tournament.
It’s been a good week for playing outside, finding insects, reading books and playing chess. And that’s mostly what we’ve been doing, as you’ll see in this week’s Unschooled Lens!
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.