To My Child

| November 16, 2006

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is. Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, […]

Putting up Jam

| November 13, 2006

We’ve been making a lot of jam this season, getting ready for Christmas. Sarah really enjoys spending time in the kitchen. I’ve found by asking her go to the cupboard and get different ingredients forces her to read the labels.  Great reading practice.  I sort of stack the card by secretly organizing things first.  I place […]

Butter Making

| November 13, 2006

Sarah and I had a little lesson about being thankful and not taking things for granted.  We made butter from scratch… sans the cow of course.    What a surprise it was to her that butter didn’t always come in a little plastic tub.   Seeing the time and energy it takes to accomplish the simplest […]

Halloween 2006

| November 1, 2006

This year Sarah decided she wanted to be a flower… and if I’m envolved you can’t just be a “Flower”.  So, three versions and five days later, this is what we came up with.  The mask is built on a plastic hair band with a wire skeleton.  The pot is secured with suspenders and a […]