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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Muddy Buddies

Apologies to all our neighbors for all the yelling and hollering going on outside this afternoon. It might have sounded like some one was dying but i promise the boys were having fun. ;)

This is what you get when you have a day of rain + everything super wet + energetic boys who were stuck inside all day. Ethan's shorts were khaki colored.


There was no way I was letting them inside like this. They rinsed off at the out side tap which spits out ice cold water. That brought on more screaming and hollering from the boys and much laughter from me. It was pretty funny.

I love dirty boys... it means they've played hard, had fun and will sleep well!

Friday, August 22, 2014


Ethan on our walk holding three of the many different kinds of mushrooms you can find in Alaska.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A New School Year and a Fence made of Windows

This will be our fourth week of school. We decided to start early. The boys were getting bored and I like to get a head start so we can take some time off later. Geoff's sister Rachel is coming to visit in February for a couple weeks and we won't be doing school then.

Elijah's enjoying reading more this year. It's been a hard struggle for him but I've seen a big improvement this summer. He's reading Owl at Home here.


The boys love the math manipulatives... they make great swords and battle axes. ;)

We've started sitting on the floor to do most of our school. It's not the most comfortable for me but it seems to help Elijah since he has more freedom to move. And I don't get frustrated with telling him to sit still in his chair all the time.




 This week we've started taking a walk before starting school. Elijah rides his bike. The theory is to get some energy out before starting school. At least we get some fresh air and I want to get in the habit of it before winter comes and it'll be really important to get out of the house each day.

Today we walked by this house in our neighborhood that has a beautiful garden. Most of the plants are edible. There's squash under the sunflowers in the photo below.

Their fence is made out of old glass windows. It's pretty cool!


Their rhubarb is taller than Ethan. Taller than even his unbrushed hair! :)








Ethan lost his two bottom teeth last week!

Well, a friend just texted and wants to know if we can meet at the playground down the street this morning. 

YES! Homeschooling can be put aside for now to go meet our friends. Love that!

Have a great day!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Keeping the Tooth Fairy Busy

Ethan lost his first tooth two days ago. I did even realize it was loose! I was putting him to bed and he's laying there quietly when all of a sudden he sits up, "My tooth!
Of course then he was too excited to go to sleep. :)

You can't really see it in this picture but he lost his bottom left tooth.

Then today, only two days later, his second bottom tooth fell out!