Family Portrait

Found it.

My sister phoned yesterday to ask if I wanted some family pictures from our trip in the summer.  Then I got thinking.  We already have one.  Thy is is by builder.



It's been awhile.  My camera is missing......again.  And I just don't feel like posting anything unless there is a neat picture to accompany the text.

I hit a bit of a funk this week.  Not because of PMS, illness, lack of sleep, or no-sun induced depression.  Nope.  I am in a 'between inspiration' kind of funk.  I tend to take things on and absorb all I can about a topic.  Then, once I have figured it out, I move on.  I usually have a list of things I want to learn or books to read, so there is no problem moving from one passion to the next.  However I went through a bit of a needy phase with the kids, where they needed help persuing their interests and play to the point where I had little time for my creativity besides getting food on the table and the house is some order.  This week, though, the kids have not needed me and I have been at a loss.  I wonder around the house looking for things to do.  I am waiting to be inspired.  I have played with the kids interactive globe.  I have fixed broken trophies and dishes.  I have played Lego and Barbie until I am bored to tears,  I have caught up on all the blogs I follow.  I have even scheduled dentist appointments for all of us.

I pinned headbands for BW today and made one.  My knitting sits idle.  No quilts on the go.  No inspired reading - in fact the last 3 books I purchased and downloaded to my tablet I had already read.

I follow a model of passion driven education with my kids and myself.  I guess I will just wait and see what comes of this.  This is a lesson for myself when my kids enter into this stage at some point.  I am sure they will.

Oh and if anyone has an idea of where my camera is that would be nice......come to think of it I should check the car!!


It's a goodly sort of life....

This week we.....
visited our cousins and met our newest cousin
played with Nan
welcomed Papa home from across the world
finished a knit hat for Animal
rode our bikes and watched the fish run
walked to watch the fish run/spawn
visited Science World
played with our co-op friends
learned about gold and silver
had soccer practice
participated in drama class
hiked our biggest mountain to date
found hidden geo-treasure
skated at the arena
checked out books at the Library
watched "Dolphin Tale" "Jack and the Bean Stalk" and "Madagascar 3"
watched the "Amazing Race" with Mom after finishing chores
built an FM radio and listened to the hurricane news
built snap circuits
leaned how to keep a tally when scoring points
played board games with mom - Carcassonne and Qwirkle
built wooden 3D models
and, oh, so much more.......

Did I say, it's a goodly sort of life.