"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity" --Henry David Thoreau
We do in fact celebrate holidays every now and then, in small and simple ways. These pictures show how fast the time has marched along.
Valentine's Day surprise "breakfast" 2013
The Great Snow of Winter 2013
[C]'s first Ukranian egg, Easter 2013
[A]'s 3rd birthday
[C]'s 5th birthday
Mama's Ukranian egg, Easter 2013
(I enjoyed making this one. I didn't use any dye--I started with a naturally brown egg, waxed it, and then dipped it in a bleach solution.)
Trip to Chattanooga, summer 2013
The baby blue jay that fell out of our tree and the kids saved from the neighbor's cat. (Don't try this at home, we broke a lot of rules here.)
4th of July 3-legged-race champions, 2013
water balloon toss, July 4th, 2013
Trip to the City Museum in St. Louis, summer 2013
a certifiably haunted bed and breakfast, Oct. 2013
Vampire coven, Halloween 2013
One of the privileges of having a dental student in the home for Halloween is that everyone gets customized removable dentures.
except this one, he's a bat:)
winter 2013, scary stories by the fire
Fall 2013 (there are three kids in that picture)
Back-to-school homeschool co-op style, Fall 2013
Thanksgiving 2013 We were by ourselves this year because [G] was home-bound, but we had a good time.
A Wampanoag native
Christmas 2013, gingerbread pyramid at Giza. Each year we re-construct a different famous piece of architecture. The rules state that it must be edible.
The Reese's snowman inside the tomb is a sarcophagus.
Paper snowflake ballerinas, Christmas 2013
Sleeping under the tree, Christmas 2013
Cuddling -wait, we do that every day.
[A]'s Ukranian Easter egg, 2014
[C]'s egg, 2014
Mama's egg, 2014
The other side of Mama's, because it's a rare thing for her to sit down and create something, and because this is her blog and she can post whatever she wants.
Papa's egg, 2014 , Winner of the Most Awesomest of the Year Award
Papa's, another viewpoint
Morel hunting 2014, because hunting mushrooms is a holiday in this family
Morels on salmon, because why not?
[A]'s 4th birthday party
He chose an airplane theme
We had a paper airplane folding workshop and then held a competition
You know you're a homeschooler when you're in the middle of a birthday party and all your friends want to take a break to read non-fiction about WWI fighter pilots.
[C]'s 6th birthday party, Neverland theme
Digging up buried treasure
Summer road trip, 2014