Gingerbread House

As 2011 comes to an end, I have to confess this year was one of the craziest years of my life. I felt like I was running a marathon the whole time, and, worse than that, I felt like I was constantly falling behind…  I really hope 2012 will bring me some peace. Perhaps I can even dream of accomplishing some personal goals…

I just realized this is my last blog post of 2011 and I certainly hope in 2012 I’ll find more time to blog. I do enjoy sharing some of the things we do as a family, and things we do during our homeschooling, with family and friends. When I write, I often think of those family members living far away who we don’t get to see for many, many  years. Having a blog is my way of keeping in touch and of showing how much I care about them.

And so, let us keep our hopes high for this coming year!

For everyone reading this post, I wish you a wonderful New Year! Lots of blessings and lots of love for you and all those you love!

Below, some pics of the kids making a gingerbread house. They made it a few days before Christmas and they had a great time doing it. (Now, they are anxiously waiting for the holiday season to be over so they can eat the candy and the house!)

A big hug from all of us!


Stone Soup

Our school year has started at quite a slow pace. Last week we even took the time to make “stone soup.” In fact, our stone soup had no stones at all, but lots of fresh vegetables.

It just so happened that we read the book Stone Soup during circle time, and Nic got really excited about the idea of making soup. Soon we were in Dani’s backyard play kitchen washing and cutting vegetables, gathering herbs, seasoning and making soup.

Cooking is a great practical life activity. 

I sure believe it is about time for my 8 year old to learn how to cut carrots and peel potatoes…

It would have been wonderful if they had actually eaten the soup, but they didn’t! Dani just gave it a try and ate some of the potatoes… The soup tasted good, though, and me and my husband ate quite a lof of it

 Well, at least they had a great time and we all enjoyed having dinner outside in our backyard … We even had a little fire in our fire pit…  After dinner, we roasted some marshmallows! It turned out to be an extra-ordinary kind of evening! I think we should cook more often…