Saturday, November 26, 2011

Moments to Remember

Take a deep breath.  The last week has been a blur.  Who am I kidding?  The last year has been a blur.

We’re joining 1+1+1=1 today with Moments to Remember, a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.

Into Day 2 of Truth in the Tinsel, Esmé is putting together the most beautiful crown ornament. 

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And we talk about names for God, and she comes up with the name:  Princesses’ Father.  She gives a spontaneous monologue:  “You don’t have to wear a crown or ball gown to be a princess.  You’re a princess no matter what you look like.  God doesn’t care about your eye color, or what your lips are colored.  He only cares about YOU.  He cares about everyone.  Kings.  And queens.”  And then we sing “God Loves a Cheerful Giver” (Steve Green version) in parts and crack up with “ha-ha-ha-ha-has.”  Though it has absolutely nothing to do with the craft.

For a brief moment, the sun peeks out.  And we go outside…

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…and collect red leaves, and let daddy longlegs tickle us, and investigate itty bitty mushrooms that are popping up in our yard.

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We make igloos with marshmallows and chocolate powder and pistachio pudding that doesn’t set because we used almond milk.

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We just hang out, making Flame-cat sandwiches…

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…until Flame-cat gets a little agitated and repositions himself with a glare at the world.

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And we do easy worksheets with our toes.  Because we are really monkeys.

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We think about Thanksgiving.  And we are thankful.



Stef Layton said...

Jane - how adorable. I'll have to try writing with my toes! =)

Jenny said...

I love her princess story. How sweet! :)

ShEiLa said...

I like your little monkey that tries writing with her toes.

We would never get away with cat sandwiches here at our house... I do recognize that agitated glare... Orange manages that one a whole lot.

Lately he has been real mean to Giggles. Bad Kitty!

I am glad I have never tried making pudding with our almond milk... I won't even attempt it after seeing what happens.


Carisa said...

Love, LOVE your post-thanks for joining in and linking up!!!!