Another thing we’ve had on the family bucket list is bird banding, which we finally checked off this week. We got one of the last spots at Audobon + showed up at 7:30am with grandma in tow. The lecture portion covered how + why they band birds. The kids each got to release a bird + then we stayed a bit, making the trek around to check the bird nets.
Category Archives: Social + Play
April 30 – Weekly Photos
Our family effort has been more outdoor time, together or not. On this week’s plan, we penciled in outdoor time for every day of the week. It must’ve helped because we did it! At least 3 hours/day outside, daily (double on Monday as usual). It was the perfect week to go all out because we three greatly enjoy the rain, so much of our time was spent soaking in it.
April 22 – Weekly Photos
We’re really flinging ourselves into this spring energy, with weekly snow setbacks, of course. Last week, we all went to a movie for the first time in… years? We couldn’t figure out what the last one we’d been to was, but it’s been a long time. Guess which one we saw?!?
April 15 – Weekly Photos
We took Grandma to volunteer at the cat shelter for the first time, showing her around + what to do. We spent a couple of hours brushing, petting + playing. We also spent time attending Math Day at the Rockies stadium with lots of other homeschoolers (fun but hot), admiring our growing garden plants, trying Belgian snacks with the grandparents in our YumBox, + exploring Matthews/Winters without any leaves on the trees.
August 13- Weekly Photos
This week, we moved my parents into the Westminster home they’ll share with my youngest sister. The kids moved boxes, rearranged furniture + pulled down wallpaper. We’re excited to be able to see grands without skipping town for a week each trip, and it should free up some actual vacation space.
October 17 – Weekly Tracking + Photos
We did some silly things in the wind – shooting archery! fly fishing! making mobiles! – and wished we hadn’t. Even if I’m not quite ready for them, our indoor activities felt less frustrating.
October 9 – Weekly Tracking + Photos
Wildling sensory science, lots of home experiments + builds, then a fairy house project that turned out amazing – three beautiful houses in our front garden bed!
October 3 – Weekly Tracking + Photos
Long before we had kids, George and I always found somewhere to BE in the mountains this time of year. It’s just rejuvenating to meander outside as the seasons shift. Now we pretend this fall tradition is “for Wilder’s birthday.”
Gaming + Friendship: Why It Works
I was leery, but gaming with friends has turned out to be an awesome way to practice social interactions with real-life consequences.