Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My Miss Challee had a wonderful time on the first day of Spring creating these moss gardens with her Grandfather. My parents were here from Missouri visiting with us for a couple of days. It was so fun to have them come.
This one is Challee’s Garden
To build your own moss garden you just need a firm base, they used a slab of rock and a piece of wood. Then you go and collect some different kinds of moss that you might have in your yard, and other natural items to decorate with. When your done putting it all together just sprinkle with some water. I have been having Challee sprinkle her gardens with water everyday or so. Its probably best to do in the morning time especially during the summer months. Over at Five Orange Potatoes blog she has a wonderful activity that Im excited to share with the children. She created a terrarium with moss. They were studying the carbon cycle. Its a wonderful post. Hope you enjoy and if you make some gardens share with us how they turn out we would love to see them!
I was so excited to find the Gnome radio show . I have added their widget to the side bar of this blog. I hope you enjoy stopping by and listening to Melissa’s radio show. Melissa Nielsen from the Little Flower Garden has been discussing how important it is for us to create rhythms in our day. Which fits so well with what I have been pondering on lately. Its been fun listening to what she has to share, she has some wonderful thoughts and ideas.
One of the reasons I started this blog was to help motivate myself to do better with setting up better routines to our days and evenings and then sticking to them : ) Evenings tend to be my hardest time of the day. Im just so tired, and that is when I long to be alone and have time for myself. I keep telling myself if I would just stick with a routine I could have that time after the children were in bed. Then the time changes and we all want to stay up with the sun. : ) So it is a bit of a struggle at our house. But Im learning and finding wonderful things Im hoping to pass along.
Do you find your routine changing with the different seasons? Is there a certain time of day that is harder for you to stick with your routine? What are some ways that you bring the joy of Spring into your daily schedules? Hope to hear from you, I so enjoy reading all of your blogs they are so encouraging. I am really looking forward to your thoughts on this! : )
Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.
I am so excited to have spring really here. We have been longing for her company. It time to start planting my flower and vegetable seeds! Yea! it Spring!!!!! We were able to catch a photo of the Spring Fairy as she went through our part of the Country : )
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I have been enjoying reading the Math book written by Melissa from A Journey Through Waldorf Homeschooling. At the very beginning she starts by sharing riddles that help to introduce the numbers. My little guy doesn't like to draw so I thought I would make him a number book using the riddles from the math book. Here are the pictures I have done so far. I have been having fun trying out my pastel chalks that I received for my birthday. They add a different texture to the picture. After each number is done I have been placing them in sheet protectors and then I'm going to put them in a binder so he will have his own number book. I'm hoping that as he sees me doing these drawing that it will inspire him to want to make some of his own. : )
This is my picture of the four elements. The older boys were joking, wondering where the people were. They thought that fire needed to be watched over so it didn't go out of control. : )