The result was a pitifully puny snowman and a very happy sniffly son.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Our trip to New York City:
Aidan telling the Macys Santa what he wants for Christmas.
Who is that skating at Rockefeller Center?
entering the Empire State Building
We visited The National Christmas Center in Paradise, PA on Christmas eve. It was so much fun I think we will make the visit a tradition.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Nature Table at the entrance
A lovely welcome
The chalk board in the 1st grade room
First Grade Nature Table
Playing marble wacker
The Gingerbread House
Aidan meets the Snow Queen
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I look forward to following her homeschool journey.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Shortly after leaving Portland, we saw Mt. St. Helens. When I was ten the volcano blew and so much ash fell on the ground where I lived in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that we did not go the school for several days. (I still have a big jug of the ash.)
The drive was lovely and I was reminded of how much I enjoyed life in the Pacific Northwest.
After spending the night at Kitsap Navy Lodge, we headed out to Stevens Pass. Tiny coffee huts dotted the roadside leading to the pass. The pass, with towering evergreens and patches of snow, led us to Leavenworth, a quaint Bavarian town. The food and shopping were a pleasure as was the stunning drive back over the pass.
What a good time we had with my brother and his family! Whether we were geocaching at the Newport beach, where Aidan and I were soaked by the waves, or just hanging out, we all appreciated the warmth of family ties and good friends.