|A painting of Aunt Bonnie, complete with "fingers".|
|Aaron did the top left, Dani copied it again and again.|
Oscar started walking. He's into everything! He loves to follow Dani around and explore the house. Lately he's been doing more babbling and has finally started showing an interest in food....and water! Water is his favorite, either to play with or to drink.
|He is QUICK|
|Even rain doesn't stop us!|
This year we've done a lot more with gardening. We would really like to have our own crop of tomatoes to make plenty of Grandma Mary's famous salsa. It's the best salsa I've ever had! Dani helped me plant seeds and care for the saplings. This week we will be putting them in the ground. We've also been reading about plants and gardening. I highly recommend Seed, Soil, Sun for a good kid-friendly book about how we grow food.
|A bit older and bigger here.|
|Our yard had more violets this year than I have ever seen!|
|Shark egg sacks from the ocean.|
|Amanda's chickens. She has newly hatched ones now too!|
Speaking of friends...we've got a pretty busy social calendar. Every 1st and 3rd Monday we meet up with other unschoolers at the park to play or the library if the weather is poor. On Thursdays we can go to a Homeschool skate at the roller rink (Dani really likes skating!). We also have a variety of regular playdates and activities we do with friends and family whenever we feel like it (Dani loves to go and do, so this is often).
|I LOVE this photo of the girls together. Ella & Dani have been friends since they were babies.|
|Dani took to skating really well|
Then there's the adults in our home: Aaron and I both have been playing a lot of Munchkin to gear up for game-night with friends. We've also been reading A Song of Ice & Fire (aka Game of Thrones) which has lead to looking up a number of medieval warfare terms (like "Trebuchet"). I've been doing a 52 book a year challenge, knitting, sewing and folding window stars. Aaron has been grilling and cooking a lot. Between America's Test Kitchen and Barbeque University there has been a lot of experimentation going on.
What is YOUR family up to?