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.
On my last day in Portland, since the convention was over, I spent the day wandering around the city, photographing bridges and the like. I’d never walked across the Broadway Bridge before, so that’s where I headed first.
He loves trains almost as much as he loves sharks. This morning he was all about building DUPLO railroads.
She loves writing, and spends quite a bit of time every day working on her story. I’m not sure what it’ll be like when she’s finished, but I’m excited to read it!
There are a lot of shark documentaries available these days, but this one is his favorite at the moment.
We spent in the morning up in the mountains walking around a lake. It was nice to get up high where the air was cooler.
She loves looking through portholes on playground structures. This time we were at a playground that we’d never visited before, and you can tell from the expression on her face that she loved it!
He spend a lot of time building. Nine times out of ten, what he’s working on is a new supervillain, complete with a fictional biography and list of powers and abilities. This boy loves building super villains, but even more than that he loves making up stories about them.
Picking up where I left off last week, I spent Sunday in Portland before flying home that night and had a great time wandering around the city one last time. The next day it was more or less business as usual! Which means that we built things, wrote, hiked, played, and learned about sharks!
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.
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 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.
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.