Wednesday, January 28, 2009

School's back

Jim's first day back at school, I swear all the children have grown a foot over the summer holidays, lovely to see those smiling faces.

Our school is a small Steiner School in a rural setting, if you ever get a chance to go to a Steiner open day, it's a must. The way the children learn in these years is so very beautiful, the head, heart and hands all weave together in such an enriching way. If I had to sum up Steiner education in one word it would be... practical yep, practical, interestingly, if I had to sum myself up in one word it would be the same word. Suse over at pea soup has written why they chose Steiner Education for their children, it's a great read.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Doting Nieces

O.K. so the main reason I love going home is that I get a break, its so nice to just sit and enjoy the children, without having to think of the other million things that I need to get done in a day.

I loved, loved, loved watching my neices looking after Alice, they did everything for her. Such patience and warmth, It warms my heart to see such love, what wonderful Mama's they'll make.

Today is the last day of the summer holidays, we have had such fun, Everytime we have holidays I think to myself why don't I homeschool? It's so nice having your chicks close by, But I'm not a superwoman, and all those Homeschooling Mama's are. I'm always so very inspired when I visit Homeschooling blogs.

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School Holidays

I love Christmas,but, like for most people,I find it exhausting. We always spend the week of christmas to new year with my family on the Murray River, I love it, it's so nice not to have to think about anything, just enjoying family times with lots of laugher.We stayed a few nights at my eldest's sister's home, and the children got to ride their cousins ponys.

Alice wanting yet another pat of the ponys.

It gets so hot on the Murray, you just have to be up for a water fight at any moment, last week it got up to 48 degrees celsius or 118F,thats railway track meltingly hot. Dad said that the last time it got that hot was 1936 and that year was wet....we can only hope.
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Christmas Day

Oh, I forgot the Christmas Tree.
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Christmas Day

Photo's from the happy day, I realise it is far to late to be posting these, just for the archives.
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