Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekending

Allium

It has been a simply beautiful weekend full of bursts of sunshine, squeals of laughter, splashing in the kiddie pool, weeding, planting, crazy flash rain squalls and time playing together :)

Throwing sticks into the river

There was stick tossing in the raging river...

Canada Geese in our pond

glimpses of the pair of canada geese that have a nest in our pond...

Peek a boo

the calls from our cow as he begged for more clover and handfuls of grass...

Container Cucumbers

major growth spurts in the vegetable garden...

Strawberry Galette

baking sweet strawberry galettes, grinding wheat for pastry and rye breads, cookie mixing, a whole lot of finger licking and lip smacking...

Strawberry Galette

and of course enjoying the fruit of all our work :)

Now you know where we've been hiding *grin*. Our days are just bursting with activity. Some of it chores but there seems to be an awful lot of play LOL.

I was listening to a podcast today about the different stages of a child's development and how important play and imagination are in those precious younger years and it was so reassuring to hear. Sometimes I feel that I am way to easy going and there isn't enough academics to counter balance the free time but I know they are learning everything they need to know and more and I just want them to enjoy every minute of childhood. There will be many days ahead to learn the hard stuff. For now I want them to spend as much time as they can exploring nature, creating things out of found materials, letting their creativity shine and learning gently through our daily routine :)

Ahh to be a child again would be such a treat :)

Hugs,
Rosina

7 comments:

elisa rathje said...

i do the same, worry the same, though this time of year you can see them thriving like the garden does, then i see it all working so well. sounds like a great weekend. x

Forest-Dweller said...

what lovely photos...yummy strawberries

Jenn4him said...

So glad you had a wonderful weekend!

house full of jays said...

These are some beautiful pictures! You've given me a super craving for strawberries, though, mmm mmm.

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

I noticed your son has on a jacket and boots is it still chilly up your way? Ahhh if it is enjoy it,because we have a heat index of 115 degrees and an actual temperature of 99 degrees. Summer has arrived here in southern Indiana with a vengenance =)

Wasabi Honey Bee said...

Oh yum!!!! I can't wait til my oven works . . .

Dawn said...

Beautiful photos...
I can identify with that feeling of being to easy going about the "school" of homeschooling. What you say about childhood is so true.