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i am a stay-at-home mom living, learning and loving by the bay!I love to take pictures. I love to crochet cozy things for my family and friends.

September 28, 2009

photos of the week

Binky has been spending quite a bit of time at the skatepark. He has several bruises and scrapes to prove it!

Goose and I made these cornhusk dolls as part of her colonial america study. I call these two
Goose and Binky!

Leaves are starting to change here. I love these colors!


Breakfast with Leonardo da Vinci!
We have a busy week ahead. Goose is taking a class at the local Repetory Theatre. There is some improv and performing of their own written works. The class will also create and perform their own play! I can't wait to see it! Both kids begin their weekly classes on Wednesday. Binky is taking a writing class and sports in the afternoon. Goose is taking poetry in the morning and probability and statistics in the afternoon. They are very excited! I am looking forward to going for walks with some other moms while the kids are in classes.




September 18, 2009

what we've been up to

playing with Daddy at the park

finding turtles in the sky

making spy gear

and painting murals!
Life is good!




September 17, 2009

Feline Study



















Binky said he wanted to study all the different cats this year. So, we've been reading about the big cats, like lions and tigers. And he is coloring a map of where each cat lives. We've also been reading a lot of fiction with cat characters. Puss 'n Boots is a favorite so far! Binky has been reading the "Mr. Putter and Tabby" series by himself and really enjoys it. Tonight we are starting the Magic Tree House book, "Tigers at Twilight." I read Henri Rousseau's Jungle Book, which is great! We talked about the way Rousseau painted jungle scenes with big cats and repeated the same plants over and over in one painting. Binky chose his favorite Rousseau painting, which he will sketch and then paint on a canvas! We will also be taking some field trips to the local zoos to observe and sketch as many cats as we can. This has been a really fun lesson so far! Binky is a real animal lover!









September 9, 2009

I thought I'd share this, too!

video

Julia Pfieffer Burns State Beach in Big Sur, California. What a beautiful day!

Enjoy!

i'm baaaaaack!











I've missed you, blog world! I took a break and now I am feeling refreshed and ready to face the world! Spending four days in Big Sur certainly helped! It really was a beautiful weekend! Warm and full of fun for the kids! We are even talking about camping again before the weather cools down. I hope you had a lovely weekend and I can't wait to catch up on everything you have been doing!!!!
Cheers!