Sunday, June 15, 2014
Monday, June 02, 2014
|Can't believe she let me get so close! Yes, I did have my 100m macro lens, but I also took a very close up one as well with my iphone. As we were collecting out rocks she ran up the hill.|
Salt Flats while we there. Almost too bright to look at while your out there, but beautiful none the less.
'This American Life', and lucky still that since it was a rerun it wasn't one we had heard before.
Kyan took a quick cat nap and then he read Damek & I a couple of books that we had checked out from the library early in the week 'Henry Climbs A Mountain' and 'Henry Hikes To Fitchburg' by D.B. Johnson. We checked out all the books in this series, which are based on the work and ideas of Henry David Thoreau and Kyan really enjoyed all of them.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
A great description of unschooling.
Astra Taylor on the Unschooled Life
Yesterday we heard about a themed/interactive art exhibit titled 'Dreamathon' near to our house in an old building that was previously a high school and since it was the last day of the exhibit we decided to attend. Wish we would have heard about it earlier so we could have attended on one of the other days where there were speakers and/or live music as well, but it was definitely worth what we did get to see.
Photos of a few of the exhibits
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
For the past few weeks Damek has been trying out different science experiments, card tricks & pranks that he comes across on YouTube. Two weeks ago it was changing the colors of flowers using food coloring. He picked flowers that we either had on hand or out in the yard, which wasn't a huge selection. Every experiment that I've come across says to use carnations for this experiment, but alas we didn't have any of those on hand, and when Damek gets an idea he is motivated to do it right now, so he did.
On sunday our next door neighbor friend brought me a white carnation for mother's day, so we decided to experiment with it also. The changes were a bit more dramatic.
-Pepper & Water Magic Trick
as well as various card tricks and pranks.