Adventures in Unschooling

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This is my painting from yesterday:

These are the boys’ clay projects: 

They are unfinished of course. We will paint them tomorrow.

This one is mine:

And yesterday I let Trey take pictures with my digital camera.

This one I just had to share:

He caught his little sister and brother curled up in the corner cupboard in the kitchen eating brown sugar straight out of the container. Look at Anna’s little face. That sugar is plastered all over her. Ha ha ha.


…has taken the spotlight these days.

I have been busy uploading recipes and I have another post to put up about my progress with eating healthy and losing weight.

So this will be a quickie post.

We have been busy. I have plenty of cleaning to do and the kids (especially Anna (whom I have to pull off of my dinner table all the friggin’ time)) are keeping me plenty busy.

These days the boys love playing Star Wars LEGO on the PS3 and they love playing with real LEGO. They also love climbing as high as they can and then launching themselves to land onto their trampoline.

Joel also loves helping me make food. I try to not discourage it but he certainly does slow things up. Ha ha ha.

Anna mostly just loves climbing. She has taken five steps in a row. Hopefully soon, she’ll be up and really running and then no one will have any peace or privacy. Not that we have much now as she can already climb up on everything and get whatever or whomever she desires.

On Friday the boys wanted to paint so I pulled out our painting supplies. They insisted that they get to paint on canvases. 😦 I don’t have very many and money is always tight for those kinds of purchases. Oh well…

Here are pictures of the in progress works and the  finished products.


I wanted to quickly post some pics of our painting extravaganza.


We pulled out their Crayola finger paints and went at that big mirror we were colouring on a week or two ago.

Of course it didn’t take long for Trey to stick his foot in the paint. But really, how tempting is a plate of paint right at foot level?

So I hurriedly made a little walk-way for him to walk up and down leaving his footprints.

dsc04545dsc045341Look how excited he looks to do something that is “forbidden.” ->

And by the way, if you get the paint before it dries it is pretty easy to wash off and those beeswax crayons came off really easily with a little bit of cream of tartar sprinkled on a wet rag. The carpet was a little more complicated but most of it came out using my homemade all-purpose cleaner.

I found a new blog today called “Let’s Explore.” 

I used some of the ideas from there to have some fun with the boys. We did the salad spinner painting, the painting with kitchen utensils and the letter one. I did a variation on that one and used white crayons to write a large J for Joel and a T for Trey. Then they painted over it with watercolours. 

The boys always love to paint and do so almost daily.

They have been asking me to take them to the library but we’ve been lucky (Ha! Yeah right.) enough to have a few inches of snow and I am not a winter person in the least.dsc04323

So…until the weather warms up we are trying to keep ourselves occupied inside.

Thank goodness for music, books and computers!


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  • withoutloveweallperish: 50 books for $10!! As a book lover, that sounds like Christmas come early! Lovely library set up, need to set up one of those for myself!
  • theworldismysoyster: Sure. Just none of my kids. :)
  • goobrobinson: Hi! I'd like to seek your permission if I can reuse one of your pictures for my next post? Specifically the second picture.