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Glanvillia, Saint John, Dominica
i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)

Mother of the Year Pictures

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I saw these pictures on another remote blog and had to post them- so funny!! My favorite is the duct tape....

Ten things to do with children before age 10

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I found this awesome page with the ten things to do with children before age ten- I didn't have room to post all of the in-depth instruction on my blog, but please visit the link- it is SO instructive on topics ranging from a daily schedule and schooling to discipline and artificially induced dyslexia. it's awesome!

Ten things to do with Children before age 10
1. Reading & Writing
Intensive Phonics; Copywork; start English Language Notebook
2. Oral Narration
3. Memorization
Bible; poetry; passages of literature; Greek and/or Hebrew alphabet
4. Hearing & Listening
Read aloud 2 hours per day from a variety of fiction and nonfiction; start History Notebook; timeline
5. Family Worship
Family Bible study morning and evening using grammar level questions
6. Arts & Crafts
Provide the time, space, and materials; develop creativity
7. Field Trips & Library
Start learning elementary library research; investigate the world
8. Work & Service
Schedule for chores; visit nursing home, etc.
9. Discipline
First-time obedience
10. Play & Exploration
Develop the imagination

He's climbing up the walls.... literally

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Yup, I've got a climber...which I knew all along, but it's gotten more dangerous lately. It started with him climbing up our cinder block walls in the backyard and then just this morning, he did this:

What a stinker! I love Megan dancing in the background. too silly.

Lemonade Stand

Friday, June 6, 2008

Well, the title speaks for itself, but I'll explain anyway. We have been meaning to make a lemonade stand for a year now, but two days ago we finally rolled the large deserted wooden cable(?) spool over to our house and sanded, painted and decorated it. Megan and Matthew officially opened their lemonade stand today! They made $5.00 in 90 minutes. It was quite fun and Megan was so excited when her first customer (a maintenance man) drove up on his golf cart and bought a 25 cent cup of lemonade for a dollar!