Thursday, October 24, 2013


So much happens around here as cliche as it may sound time goes by so fast! I have a few random pictures from the past few weeks...
Home made math game as an assignment for Ruben's class, which turned out being super fun. We played twice, while avoiding bedtime.
Fresh caught salmon fillet for dinner. Unfortunately we didn't catch. However we sure have tried! Wrin and Sarah sent this one two us. Yum!! So pretty and fresh!
The gorilla is back! Costume box was brought out and silliness and dressing up took precedent over homework and bedtime on time. 
I am loving shadow pics lately. Loving alone time/ selfcare on Fridays and or a few moments on the weekend. I am rejuvenated by my time in nature. I feel so blessed to be minutes from wilderness. 
Ruben and spencer had parent teacher conferences last week. Both of them having reports from their teachers as leaders in their class, excellent behavior, above grade level in math and reading, and truly a pleasure to have in class. I wasn't surprised they are both true gems. Ruben requested atv ride for a reward. Heck yeah!!! Thanks to torex atv we got a free ride. Jake was our guide in the dunes we had a blast! 
I am stoked for the opening of siltcoos ouet too!!! It uses each year for the snowy plover habitat, darling little birds. This is one of my favorite places ever!! So when it reopens I feel like I have received a gift. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Fall Harvest

The garden is winding down. I pulled the last if the carrots. Tomatillo were picked too. Some plants have gone to seed already, I plan to have the preschoolers help with that harvest. A great opportunity for fine motor work and a discussion on the life cycle of plants. I am sad to see the green if the garden go. This year's side garden worked out better than I had imagined. I am already thinking about planting next spring. I'll be putting theses beds to rest soon and opening the garden gate to let the chickens do their work in this area too. I am grateful to have the space and time to tend to this garden. I love that the garden brings both peace and excitement to me, & not to mention the obvious... Great real food too!