Saturday, September 30, 2017
Willow also taught herself to play the Ukulele in 3 weeks! This girl is amazing~
We celebrated Michaelmas with our Waldorf Homeschooling group~
“Midway between the northern hemisphere’s summer and winter solstices, the ancient festival of Michaelmas is celebrated. As summer’s warmth fades, and the cool crispness of autumn falls upon us, mother nature’s fruits and vegetables ripen for harvesting. Her gifts help sustain us through the dark cold days of winter and remind us to summon our own gifts and inner strength to help balance our internal light with the darkness of the season.
Stories of good versus evil or light versus dark are often told to illuminate the balance of light and dark that we all must strive towards mastering. One favorite Michaelmas story is that of St. George taming the dragon with the sword of justice and courage given to him by the Archangel St. Michael.
A celebration of strength and courage, of facing dragons both internal and external, Michaelmas is a great time to ponder our own inner dragons and to cultivate the courage and strength necessary for self development.” –Excerpt from “Waldorf Publications” newsletter
I am using the Waldorf Essentials Kindergarten with Rowan this year and I have been telling the story of Super Sam the gnome to him. I have been drawing it out each week on our chalkboard as his adventure unfolds. This week George and the Dragon were added. I hope to actually have a minute to sit down and needle felt Rowan a Super Sam playset soon! The stories are adorable~
Doing these festivals brings back such great memories with my older kids! Rowan loved celebrating Michaelmas! So glad we were able to connect with the Waldorf Homeschooling community here and make great memories~
Thursday, September 28, 2017
- I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint, travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!