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{this moment} herding bamboo

April 20, 2012

 

Inspired by Soulemama {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

napa ice cream shop

April 18, 2012

napa is known for its ice cream

I love the light coming down from the pendant lamps in this drawing. Scott took L to an ice cream shop in Napa a few weeks ago, and later this drawing of his experience in the shop appeared! The people on the right are heading to a faucet where they can add whipped cream to their sundaes. For some reason L is obsessed with Napa and always wants to go there…

L has been experimenting with letters lately, not exactly what I expected since we lean toward the waldorf, “don’t read and write until first grade” philosophy. The idea is to develop the right brain/imagination sufficiently first before altering the brain irrevocably with writing patterns, which use a totally different part of the brain.

But, that said, if he’s into it and it’s who he is, we’ll go with it. He copies words he sees around the house, Straus from the yogurt container, for example, heehee! And he is constantly saying “what did I write?” after doing conglomerations of letters and wanting to see if we can read them. He will fill whole pages with letters and words, then head back to drawing again. Then go build an airport. Then plant a bamboo stick in the lawn. Then demand to go to Napa. Such is the life of a kid.

gardening to china

April 16, 2012

Every week, L goes out to my childhood home to hang out with the grandparents. This week, grampa decided to start the spring garden, so they planted artichokes and onions and who knows what else. Lukas wondered if the hole was going to go all the way to China. He’s been really into that idea lately. (I think the most direct route technically takes you to Africa, another place of interest for L) The other day though, he decided that he’d take a plane there instead because “if you were digging to China and you got to the fire in the middle of the earth, then ouch.” Heehee! I love living with a little kid!

{this moment}

April 12, 2012

 

Inspired by Soulemama {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

beginning sewing

April 11, 2012

a little embroidery

Sometimes while I’m doing a little sewing, Lukas likes to help out too, so I set him up with some embroidery. All it takes is:

One hoop

Some fabric

Some embroidery thread

A blunt needle

Then I show him how to go up and down through the fabric. Sometimes he forgets and goes the same way twice… but he is very pleased anyway, and I love to see him working on a craft. It also reminds me that things don’t have to be perfect or done “right” to be enjoyed. Hmmm, it’s something I need to be reminded of quite often.

egg days

April 9, 2012

checking the basket

Easter, the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Such an involved way to calculate a holiday! Ssaturday, we colored eggs, and updated the Spring nature table. Then Sunday, at 6am, a small four year year old pops awake and says, clearly, “I wonder if the easter bunny came” I say, “hmmmmfffhhm, maybe, probably, why don’t you go see?” and he leaps and excitedly discovers his basket where gluten and nut free chocolate awaits, along with a bunch of fun toys.

eggs

seasonal table

Next, over to gramma and grampa’s house, where the rabbit has also stopped and then over across the way to the big egg hunt.

hunting with grampa

It’s become an Easter tradition, the annual Egg Hunt out at Todd’s ranch. Dozens of kids line up at the fence, littles in front, and they all take off searching in the grassy field for what seems like millions of eggs hidden so even the youngest can find a basketful. We see old and new friends and enjoy the sunshine this year. Afterwards, back at the hunting room, (where the walls are covered with animal heads, large and small) everyone enjoys drinks and a potluck. Love seeing people I haven’t seen since last year, and neighbors from my childhood days. We’re so grateful for these communities of friends and family!

{this moment} brothers

April 6, 2012

 

Inspired by Soulemama {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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