Alice and Elsa and Snow and Thank You Notes….

I am trying to post here more.  Lately Keilee and I have been going back and looking through my blog posts.  It seems like we used to do such fun things!!  It is just easier to do cooler, hands on learning things with a 10 year old than a teenager.

But I still want to document what we do.  The pictures of learning aren’t always that awesome.  She pretty much sits on the couch and does her school type work.  But I do want to show the other things that take up our weeks.

It snowed here a bit last week.  Nothing like the blizzards that so many of you got but about an 1″.  I took this picture of Keilee reading my Nancy Drew book and then used an app called Superphoto.  I love the way it turned out.

snow

We went to the library and Keilee noticed they were having an Alice Tea Party so she asked the children’s librarian if she could dress up as Alice.  They said they would LOVE that.  It was such a great time.  They had a tea party and then showed the movie.  The movie broke so Keilee suggested she read a chapter from the tea party scene.  Our Newspaper was there and took pictures.

Alice Collage

She also had an Elsa birthday party.  Our ‘car selfies’ when she is dressed up are some of my favorites.

Kei Mom Elsa

It’s been really rainy here lately and we HATE letting Nomad out because he gets soaking wet.  And that dog wet smell? Yuck.  So we made him a raincoat.  He was not impressed.

Poor Nomad

A little over a year ago Keilee gave me a jar filled with about 100 “Thank You’s”.  About twice a week I pull one out and read them.  I have laughed and cried many times doing this.  What this has made me realize is that little things do matter.  Kids remember the times you spent making things fun and educational and just the moments you spend with them.

Thank You Jar

So keep dancing in the kitchen and playing those board games and taking those walks and all the little things you do.  They will remember.

Homeschooling Rocks!
Karen

“Each day of our lives we make little deposits in the memory banks of our children.”  Charles Swindoll

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5 thoughts on “Alice and Elsa and Snow and Thank You Notes….”

  1. I had tears in my eyes as I read the thank yous from Keelie. You two are both so beautiful and I too love the photo at the top. We may have to try that out ourselves- it looks like a painting!

  2. I know what you mean about how things change now that they are older. I am feeling, too, like it’s a lot of independent work and I am trying to find ways to make it more meaningful.

  3. I know what you mean about it being easier to do cool, photo-worthy things with younger kids. My blog suffers accorsingly! But it seems to me that you and Keilee do plenty that is cool and photoworthy.

  4. I know what you mean about not wanting to take pictures of just sitting around doing school, but I love seeing even those type pictures. I love seeing your lovely days.

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