2 Farm Visits in one month

We attended a homeschool field trip to a local farm. Owen and his new friends picked out pumpkins, went on a hay ride, enjoyed the petting zoo and got lost in the corn maze.

October 3, 2014 We attended a homeschool field trip to a local farm. Owen and his new friends picked out pumpkins, went on a hay ride, enjoyed the petting zoo and got lost in the corn maze. While I waited outside the maze, I received a text from Richard asking if Owen was with me. When I said no, he had to go back in the maze to find him. It’s all fun and games until you misplace your kid….

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October 12, 2014 This is, by far, the coolest farm/museum I have ever been to! We got to learn about the pioneer days and how the local Native Americans survived winter in Washington. Yes, that’s an outhouse you see in the center. And yes, that was pretty much what I had to endure. (Groaning). Richard and Owen enjoyed the complimentary cookies, hot cider and apple pie.

October 25, 2014 Halloween Boo Bash at Hands On Children's Museum, Downtown Olympia.

October 25, 2014 Halloween Boo Bash at Hands On Children’s Museum, Downtown Olympia.

Random Pictures from Sep 15 – Sep 30, 2014

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I have been curling my hair a lot and Owen noted I looked like a poodle. So I grabbed my little guy and turned him into a mini-me-poodle.

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Nisqually Watershed Festival. Owen is making a birdhouse. I should actually say Richard is making a birdhouse… When we moved out of our house in California, Owen forgot the birdhouse he made from Cub scout that hung in our tree in the backyard. He was forlorn for a long time. But he’s all better now…

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Lately, I have been buying our vegetables from farm stands. I cook whatever is in season (beets and carrots). This is my friend Milenda who shops with me.

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Home school back in session. Richard teaches Math and I teach the *FUN* subjects like History, Geography, Geology, Earth Science and Art. Here are the boys making— ah, I have no idea. Owen was learning geometry shapes.

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This was taken 2 days before we left American Heritage Campground. My neighbor friend Achala gave us grapes from her friend’s garden.

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I love pink-purple skies like these. We were leaving Target and my jaw dropped.

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Believe it or not, I made this painting two years ago from the day I took the above picture.

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We don’t have a lego store nearby 😦 and his magazine subscription stopped coming. For his reward for being such a good boy, we drove 2 hours away to Portland Oregon and went to the mall. He was SO happy!

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My first attempt at baking whole wheat bread. I know, I know…. It came out like a giant muffin. Don’t ask.

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…..

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An abandoned barn!

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After my third try, I finally succeeded in baking a normal-looking whole wheat bread. I make it twice a week for the boys…

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This is my friend Lee Ann who I met on a facebook group called Art Abandonment. She is an amazing inspiring gifted artist! You can view her artworks at http://www.horsecreekfinearts.webs.com. Here we are having “ART DAY”.

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Lee Ann and her husband welcomed us into their home in Portland, Oregon. She made us Mediterranean couscous for lunch.

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Owen is enrolled in public school! Just kidding… This was the shuttle bus for the Nisqually Watershed Festival.

All kidding aside, Richard & I started talking about our options in case we decide to stay in Washington. We’re reading up on home school laws in Oregon as well. My best friend Elizabeth in Virginia told us about the school she teaches at. The curriculum is right up our alley. We are looking into Olympia Waldorf School for Owen. We’re keeping our options open. Who knows- we may follow Elizabeth to Virginia! Or live in The Netherlands!