Wednesday, July 30, 2014



Lammas is almost here

I think we will try and grind some grain this year.....

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Playing at the creek this evening. ...

It was a long day running errands but the kids were still rearing to go so we loaded up in the van again and played at the creek and the playground after dinner.

New diapers!!!

Etta is helping me open them. She is already wearing one.....

Friday, July 25, 2014

My new Very Hungry Caterpillar

I was given the opportunity today to use a planning period to make a reproduction of Eric Carl's Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I usually make one in every class I have. I was asked specifically by my director to make this one to improve the aesthetic look of the class where I spend half my day. I already rearranged the room to my liking.  I hope the co-teacher of the class doesn't feel like I am treading on her territory.  I have some more ideas for the room also. We shall see how they go over. So far I am enjoying my new job but I miss some of my old co-workers. 

Wow... Sheerlume from Young Living

I didn't expect much from this cream. I ordered it to fill out an ER order and to try it. I am blown away. The feel, the smell, everything is just right. Perfect for my slightly aging skin :) !

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Playing with clay

Homeschooling is awesome. Clay works include fractions and science. The life cycle of caterpillars was covered and parts of wholes were explored. I love natural learning that just happens. Of course Lyn may need some new sculpting clay when we are finished.  Eliot must miss Lyn
She is making a campfire for her. Lyn is still away at Leadership training at camp.

Happy 8 months

Etta is 8 months old today. Such a sweet nursling.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Lyn and Etta..

Friday, July 18, 2014

40 years old!!! (Well, yesterday was my birthday)

Happy Birthday to me....

Am I supposed to feel like a grown-up now? Even with 9 children when I think of "mother" I think of my mother. Except for a little extra weight (okay, about 15 pounds) and some aches in my hands and shoulder sometimes I feel the same as I did at 25. Okay,  maybe a bit more arrogant..... :)

Evan teaching Etta

The kids got out some of my Early Intervention toys and I showed Evan how to work with Etta showing her new things. What is awesome is that way back on this blog I have a post of Annika working with Ben with the same fishbowl. Kids are pretty awesome. ...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Getting back into the pumping groove

My job has been close enough to home that I have been able to go home to feed little Etta if I had a long shift. With a less than 8 hour shift I was able to just wait to go home. I have taken a new teaching position at an early school and have to pump on my lunch break. I miss my Etta but all will be fine.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Making yarn balls at church....

Natural learning at its best. And my co - teacher the artist caught Evan in a wonderful sketch.....