Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Monday, April 30, 2018

Culture Club: Japan

 We learned all about Japan today!

 making sushi~


 Hollie's cousin went on an LDS mission to Tokyo and shared all he knew about Japan with us~

 Reading books "backwards"~

 Marlyn lived in Japan also and shared with us lots of interesting facts~

 Moshi ice cream~

 Rowan shared his passion...Pokemon! and Jessica brought a cherry tree art project~

Nick showed us some cool tricks!

Another awesome day in our Homeschooling life~

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nihon Matsuri

 Off to the Japanese festival with Aspen and Mallory in tow~

 Next year I hope to attend the Tea Ceremony.  Rowan was not in the mood~

 Beautiful Kimonos and tons of cosplay~

 I loved these tiny gardens~

 Humoring me in the photo ops~

 Playing games~

 Coloring flying fish for Children's Day~

 It was HOT! Rowan loves his new hat! I think my favorite part was when he came upstairs wearing it with his backpack filled with a notebook, pencil and last months Magic Treehouse Book about The Dragon King in China.  He was playing the part of Jack and it was adorable~
 Of course he had to have some swords~

 Sharing some Moshi~

A little early mother's day present for myself~

Fun in Salt Lake~

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Bit of Homeschooling and Life

 What a week.   Haircuts and errands galore.  Last music class for the school year.  Football practice and games. Dinner to the mama of our newest unschooler and canceled plans due to ear infections and bad falls! 

 I tripped and fell and hit the concrete hard on Wednesday.  So hard I was literally in tears.  My hands are bruised, my knee is in bad shape and I hit my cheek into the ground.  Falling is not fun at any age but I swear the older I get it is traumatic! But I carried on and delivered the food and took Rowan to Farfalle.  Thankfully David was able to take him to music class.  I don't think I could have gotten up and down so many times!  Willow has been crying in pain with her ears and we are on day 2 of horrible pain, even with meds. I am ready for this week to be over!  But even in the crazy we have had such joy~

 Getting ready to see Farfalle at Kingsbury Hall! It was so perfect with our Butterfly studies~

 Rowan loved the performance and I love that they brought all the kids up on stage to participate~

 Poetry tea time this week was lovely.  I may or may not have cried through The Giving Tree~

 Cards for a dear friends upcoming birthday party!  She loves cats so he drew her a cat!

So in love with this homeschooling life~

April Kiwi Crate: Fun with Flight

 All about flight this month!

 He built a rocket launcher~

 And made some rockets~

 And launched them!

 Then we made kites to fly~

 He has had more fun with these kites today than I ever imagined!

Love this kid!

 And read more about flight~

 And created some cool flying machines!

This one was tons of fun!

I like all the extra ideas they send along~

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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!