Thursday, September 06, 2012

This Moment

:: This Moment ::

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple,special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. 

Joining Amanda from Soulemama





Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Montessori Week 3

:: Montessori Week 3 ::


We are settling into a good rhythm with our homeschooling and I am really enjoying spending the time with Miss E.  She changes every day and every time we sit down to do some activities she is learning something new. I am so happy to be a part of learning and exploring this world and it solidifies my desire to be an important of her education. 

Here is a peek at what we have been working on this week....








Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along :: 




Joining Ginny of Small Things

I've been working on little projects this last week. I knit another hat for Miss E because you cannot make one knit thing for one child and not knit something for the other child! Silly mama! I also completed my first knit mug cozy as a birthday gift for a family member. I really love the mug cozy and will definitely be making a bunch for Christmas. 


We went to the library yesterday so I have plenty to chose from. I was reading Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes but it wasn't keeping my attention so I will have to come back to it. I am willing to read pretty much anything so we'll see what happens. 



I have a bunch of patterns that I want to start knitting for the winter. Yes, we live in the south and No, it doesn't get that cold here. BUT we are going to be traveling up north this winter! Yay! I am ready for some cold weather and seasonal changes.  Keep praying that the Navy moves us up north next time or maybe even the Pacific Northwest ( I have a minor obsession with the TV show Grimm and the scenery in that show is amazing looking) 

Happy Knitting! 



Sunday, September 02, 2012

At the Zoo for the day...

:: Zoo Day ::

We're going to the zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow
We're going to the zoo tomorrow and Mama said we could stay all day....
-Raffi

Yup, that's what we were singing yesterday because we were really excited about the zoo and we love all things Raffi. Even though it is ( according to my standards) unreasonably hot and humid here, we braved it and had a great day at the zoo. I always love taking the girls to a place with animals and gardens. My favorite part is "Butterfly Hollow" where they have an enclosed garden and many butterflies. I love the fairy theme. Miss E loved the zebras and Ce-Ce loved the Siamangs.  Part of me always feels sad that the animals aren't living in their native lands but I appreciate the beauty of flora and fauna that this diverse earth gives us. I am happy that zoos and preserves exist because I think it helps everyone appreciate mother earth just a bit more. 

I don't like snakes very much but isn't he beautiful


Stingray Bay...we got to touch them! 


Carousel Ride with the girls


I wanted to take him home with us!

Miss E wanted to pet him...not a good idea.
We'll get a smaller and more docile house cat instead. 

Pumba! 


James loves the big cats

Giraffe feeding