Summer starts here

Although I’ve always known we’d be on the path to homeschooling, this year we really got down to business and made a commitment to this way of life and we’re so glad we did! Our kids Luca (age 8), Rose (age 5) and Remi (age 3) explore life and learn every day through reading, imagination, play, and time spent together and with our community. We are documenting our experience here. Enjoy!

The kids helped me set up my art booth at Salad Garden in Grafton in early June – they love being helpful and I love sharing the process with them

This month at Library Friends the fabulous David Newland came to play and sing songs about his arctic adventuring – what a treasure he is for us all in this community!  We also had Aunt Mary come by and share her love of clay with us!  The kids made some beautiful pinch pots and other clay explorations

Remi makes modern art with hangers at our June weekend at the cottage

Rose working on the perfect marshmallow

Rose took this shot – one more month to go!

This may be my favorite thing about the cottage – seeing the kids playing their enchanted games of childhood against the backdrop of woods and lake

Strawberry season is always a time looked forward to

Strawberry shortcake on the porch

Monopoly was the game of the month

The eggs are plentiful and this sweet girl is our chicken whisperer

Exploring the new iPad and Apple Pencil – Rose loves the coloring apps and Luca is loving Swift Playground

Rosie learned to ride a big kid bike this month!!!

Helping chop herbs in the kitchen

The giant Mega Blocks tower to the ceiling never gets old!

Family biking!

Luca is loving loving loving soccer this summer! So proud of his sportsmanship and hard work!

Remi’s St. Peter’s Preschool Graduation Party!  His bottom-teeth-only smile of late is hilarious!

Rose and Sandy attend the Father Daughter Ball!

Putting on Mama’s special necklace

Evening on the rock beach

The kids took the next few pictures – I always love their perspective

Three little monkeys all ready for summer!