And now is the season for teaching, learning, structure, trying, grasping, gaining, making, memorizing, singing, rejoicing, copying, narrating, tasting, seeing, hearing, thinking, knowing.
Crackers, dip (made with homemade mayo), and Carob Bavarian Cream (from Nourishing Traditions). (It's a good season for snacking too!)
We took a two-month break from regular stuff and did a whole bunch of nothing. Playing, drawing, making, Bible Club, gardening, hiking, water-balloon-fighting, picnicking, finding, relaxing, reading, cooking, swinging, celebrating, spinning, mud-pie-making, visiting, fruit-picking, camping, swimming, helping - that kind of nothing. We read The Water Babies, At the Back of the North Wind, Andersen's Fairy Tales, and Nourishing Traditions. And I planned a lot. I've always planned for a couple weeks or a couple days ahead. Or I just wing it. I wanted to see if more advanced planning would make things go more smoothly. We'll see. So far, it feels good to be back into a routine.