Wednesday, November 25, 2015

All I Want for Christmas... my two front teeth.
He lost the left front tooth two weeks ago and the right front tooth last Saturday while biting into an apple.  The Tooth Fairy left chocolate coins under his pillow and a drawing of herself zip lining over a jungle.  He was thrilled.  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Last Day

Today was the last day of Zeke's "semester" at an enrichment program.  The best thing to come out of this enrichment program was ... M!

M was Zeke's partner in a LEGO robotics class.  They built a motorized robot out of LEGOs and then battled other robots made by the other students in the class.  They also commiserated over the boring classes their moms signed them up for (Zeke had to take a "Storytelling and Bookmaking" class and M had to take a "Yarn Crafting" class.)
In my homeschooling literature, there are many defenses offered for the problem of socialization.  The best statement I've read comes from a classical homeschooler who argued that a child doesn't need a classroom full of 30 acquaintances, what he needs is one or two good friends.   Hooray for friends!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


The best berm is not close to a parking lot.  But, for those who are willing to walk, great things are waiting.
The kids loved our day at the beach.  I thought they were crazy to go in swim suits, but, the water wasn't too bad and we dried out in the sun very quickly.

Lily thought the best part was the small bottles of root beer I brought along with snack. 
I thought the best part was how many times those kids climbed up (and jumped down) the berm.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Parallel Lines

Instead of taking a nap one day, Ben built this out of Zeke's treasure trove, the random toy bin, and all the stuffed animals he could find:

He's a genius.