January 15 – Weekly Photos

We spent lots of time sledding this week. Our front yard always gets hit first, even though it’s a gentle, easy slope. But we took two trips to sled with friends as well. So much glorious snow – and perfect for sledding for once!

Journal, January 16: The Planning Phase

daily i’m reminded that my unschooling family doesn’t look like the ones on instagram, or any of the other blogs. lately it looks like two tweens jostling each other in hallways, complaining about each other’s bathroom use, and STILL asking me for snacks. i’m going to wallow a bit, if you’ll excuse me.

January 8 – Weekly Photos

In that vein, I’ve tried to limit my photography this week as well. The kids have grown leery of me snapping a picture whenever they’re trying something new, and it’s starting to feel intrusive to me as well. I don’t need to document everything, right? I’m thinking about this more as I go along because we do all enjoy watching the digital frame churn out memories, and how did they get there? Hmm.

January 1 – Weekly Photos

Lots of slow time at home to enjoy the thoughtful gifts we received – even for January Christmas, which my family celebrated on New Year’s Day.

December 4 – Weekly Photos

Our last, full week of everything included a last-minute Nuggets game with extended family. We got the best seats we’ve ever had – 9 rows back! – and enjoyed watching the actual game instead of on the jumbo-tron. The kids aren’t usually very interested in team sports, but this time they were old enough toContinue reading “December 4 – Weekly Photos”

November 26 – Weekly Photos

Did anyone have a relaxing Thanksgiving? Hmm. I am clearly doing it wrong! We had an early feast day due to my sisters’ work schedules, so we also had a friends game + dessert party on Thanksgiving evening. So that meant I spent many days cooking + baking instead of mainly one day doing thoseContinue reading “November 26 – Weekly Photos”

Journal, November 22: I’m Doing It Wrong

daily i’m reminded that my unschooling family doesn’t look like the ones on instagram, or any of the other blogs. lately it looks like two tweens jostling each other in hallways, complaining about each other’s bathroom use, and STILL asking me for snacks. i’m going to wallow a bit, if you’ll excuse me.

November 19 – Weekly Photos

This week, Wilder helped me test a few recipes from Twist on Tofu by Corinne Trang. Having gone to H Mart last week for ingredients, we made Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches with daikon pickles and the Crispy Tofu Salad Rolls. He also mixed up the dough for scallion flatbreads while we waited for our picklesContinue reading “November 19 – Weekly Photos”

November 12 – Weekly Photos

We’ve cried over eggs so many times, feeling responsible for their failure to thrive. And then, this batch. It felt different. Firstly, they WERE pink in the light the way YouTube and our book said they should be. Secondly, the eggs got bigger, instead of rotting or molding like the others. We wondered if our male was simply too young, rather than infertile, earlier in the process. After 80 days of watchful care, two tiny geckos emerged from the eggs. We held our breath, watching with wonder. They’re amazing!