Wednesday, September 21, 2016

So many little people

Jacob and Charlie and Timmy had a great time at the ice fishing activity with the cubs group. 

Easter has become such a beautiful time of year for us- we have some meaningful traditions established and the younger kids have joined in now. 

 I found this old picture of Janey and Baba and I really like it.
Jacob spent the afternoon building this engine by himself. He turned it on to show us and Ezra broke it by accident about 30 seconds later. It was a tender experience bc Jacob could have been extremely upset after the hours and hours of work he spent on it but he wasn't angry for even a moment. He handled the situation gently and lovingly- nothing is more rewarding to see as a parent.
 Jane played with her cello group in the Edmonton subway tunnel downtown. It was a cool to have people pass by and stop for minute and let music be a part of their day.
Jane also played her cello in church with a few friends. It makes all the driving to lessons worth it when she shares her talents in such a way.

 Jane made me this gorgeous bracelet for mothers day. She learned on 
YouTube and it turned out so well!
Jane leaves a trail of notes and poems to all of us. I will really miss this one day. 

Charlie and I got to go on a date to the Symphony with friends. 
It's always a treat to spend some one on one time together. 
 I was so excited to find another of my favorite sweater at the thrift store. 
I couldn't wait to deliver it to my Lindsay. 
Grammy and Baba went to Italy and made us a fancy Italian 
breakfast when they got home. 
Ezra wore this shirt out to a shred. He must have loved the Italian-ness of it :)
 Timmy loves to snuggle Max who happens to be the squishiest in the land. 
He wraps himself around you so tight when he hugs you. It's delicious.
 Charlie worked SO SO hard on his exams this year. He got 100% on his theory exam and a great score on his grade 6 RCM exam. Once his exam in August was over he exclaimed, "My life feels so empty now."
 Jane and her friend Heidi. Such a cute age!
 Jane spent lots of afternoons at Grammy's pond while we stayed there so we ended up making it into a study unit for her. I found her basket all packed with her supplies on day and snapped a picture.
"The question is not,--how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education--but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him."

Charlotte Mason, Volume 3, p. 170-171

1 comment:

Liesel said...

I love that you and Lindsay have matching sweaters and that you found it in a thrift shop of all places.