This past month we've managed to stick within 45 minutes of home, and it has been lovely. As much as I love adventure and travel, after August's (out of town with spurts of being at home for 4-7 day blips in between), I couldn't be happier to just spend time in our house cuddling up on the couch for chilly mornings, working on some looming projects, and all in all welcoming in my favorite season of all.
We're exploring a little bit what homeschooling might look like for our family. Dom is not 3 til December, so formality and scheduling is nowhere near strict right now, but I want to use this year to see what works well for his personality and mine as well. Thus far, it's been a wonderful month of lots of reading (no surprise there!), several exploratory crafting/activity experiences, and a few "field trips" throughout.
So without further ado, a little weekly capture. To be noted: the word 'week' to maybe possibly encompass the whole flippin' month.
Out of the mouth of Dom
"Mater put him there!" Nothing like blaming your cars...
"Mama, you can't dance while I eat dinner."
"God and Jesus."
"I'm playing wennis!"
"What?! Oh... I think you mean tennis."
To Blaise: "Mama loves you even when you're whiney."
Growing like a champ, like he should. He's not so interested in belly time, which accounts for his lack of movement. At least that's what this mama is blaming it on. He's a chatterbox in his own time. Often he's quiet, but when he does talk, he covers a variety of noises. I'm proud to say his first word that he correctly associated was "Mama." He's since signed 'more' and generally makes to "fold" his hands when we pray. Food wise he eats so much. I have enjoyed baby-led weaning ever so much more - fun and freeing. More on that another time.
Fun. . (So hard to put punctuation after the name of a band that has a period in its title). We sing Some Nights all the time in our house. My biggest disappointment today followed my most exciting moment today. Found out Fun. was coming to RIT (15 min from my house!) and tickets were $18. Found out 5 minutes later tickets have been on sale for awhile and are completely sold out. Poo.
Spotify will have to suffice for now.
Shoot - even their cover of Call Me Maybe is good:
Brothers :: SGO Photo - proof my boys are definitely brothers... in case anyone was wondering
Why We Still Don't Vaccinate :: Modern Alternative Mama
5 Healthy Organic Things & Affordable Alternatives :: Green Your Way
Clean Safely, Clean Orderly :: Kitchen Stewardship
Organizing Your Homemade Cleaners and Supplies :: Green Your Way (you can see my mind has been on greening up my cleaning)
5 Easy Ways to Provide Creative Opportunities for Kids at Home :: Family Your Way