These are the inserts from our gratitude journal during September, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.
Dear Blossom, what a difference a year makes! Looking back on your reception photo shoot I can’t quite believe how much you have grown over this past year. Our home ed lifestyle appears to suit you well and I’m so thankful that we took that leap into whole life learning. You’re transforming into quite the young lady – you even have a later bedtime to prove it! – Mummy is very proud. Dear Bubbles, you are just so cheeky and way too funny! Photobombing was just too good an opportunity to miss and it made us all laugh hard. Thank you for taking your role as the family joker seriously and for making joy and laughter part and parcel of our daily lives. We will live longer and have more wrinkles because of you. Dearest Daughters, may you always keep your sense of wonder and your sense of humour!
What’s been making you laugh lately?
Mondays are always a great start to our homeschool week thanks to our fellow Nature Explorers. I haven’t been blackberry picking in years!
What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?
“Why be indoors when you can rightly be without.” – Charlotte Mason
Nature study this summer has been way less structured than our norm partly because our nature group broke for the summer back in July but also because those warm sunny days just generally lend themselves perfectly to simple beach explorations and spontaneous coastal walks.
We’ve identified shells, hunted for crabs and explored many a rock pool. We’ve monitored tadpoles, marvelled at bees and stopped to smell the flowers.
We’ve been so busy immersing ourselves in the splendour of summer that I’ve snapped few photos to share with you here, but sometimes less is more so here are our summer snap shots anyway:
What do you enjoy most about nature this Summer?
These are the inserts from our gratitude journal during August, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.
What have you been thankful for lately?
Dear Blossom, our lazy hazy summer days are coming to a close and the sweet anticipation of autumn stirs us both. Soon we will be slipping back into the rhythm of our homeschool days and I look forward to all that this school year holds for you and for me as we stretch our minds and feed our souls. Dear Bubbles, your flower power dress has been your trademark look this summer and an outfit I will always hold dear for both my girls have made sweet summer memories whilst wearing it. In this dress you’ve discovered the pleasure of ice-cream, the fascination of frogs and the exhilaration of hiking and I’ve remembered those petit joys of motherhood all over again. Dearest Daughters, may you always stop to smell the roses, watch those wiggling tadpoles, eat that melting ice-cream and feel that soft sand beneath your feet, for these are the little things that actually turn out to be the big things.
What summer memories have you made this year?
I’m a little late getting my (not quite) ten shots online, but better late than never!
On the 10th of the month I was mainly busy prepping for the next school year, but it was also a very happy mail day with 4 incoming pieces from 4 different countries and I even managed to squeeze in a couple of replies amongst the usual hustle and bustle of family life.