Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Playing God

No, not a rant about genetic engineering, but a breakdown of The Boy's project for the last few daysd. He has been exploring topographical sculpture in one of the garden beds. He is advancing his little world through different geological periods, and making mud critters to inhabit it. Of course my camera batteries are dead.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Homeschoolets threaten our cultural comfort

The original article:

No, he's not writing about my kids either!!

The well written response:


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Another good thing about homeschooling

Another good thing about homeschooling
Originally uploaded by gojirama aka romanylass
On a sunny day, you're not stuck inside, even if you do have bookwork. They're doing Latin there.
The year is over. We ended yesterday, doing placement test for Calvert math; the first tests that have ever challanged my kids. I find that promising. I just hope it stays nice and my horrid summer cold goes away soon so we can enjoy the free time.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Originally uploaded by gojirama aka romanylass
My little snowman boy- he even remembered his whole dance this year and didn't freeze on stage.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pictures from Space

A sent me this link and the pictures are AMAZING- looooong download on my computer but well worth the wait.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Gum Drop

Originally uploaded by gojirama aka romanylass
The first of two show is today- my not so little gum drop! This year they are doing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tomorrow is my little snowman.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Klaatu Barada Nicto

Originally uploaded by gojirama aka romanylass
I took this last week at the Experience Music Project/SciFi Museums All Access Night.
Bar none, the SFM is one of my favorite places to go in the Seattle area. I am most entranced by the big screen spacedock viewport. It pains me to think I won't see a spaceport in my lifetime. I was promised a world where I and my children would have the solar system at least, though the stars are out of reach.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Winding down, reconfiguring

Our school year is winding down, and at least one kid is finishing a subject per day now.

It has remained rainy though, and not only I but the Boy are dreading the idea of rainy weather with no schedule. I have determined we are getting too sucked in by the screen- between the games and having both the entire Voyager and Northern Exposure. I have determined that I will make them work for their screen time-if it's too rainy for walks or the park, they will get increments of game and TV time interspersed with board games and reading together.
I still dread it though. I just want it to be sunny and for them to play outside.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Turbo Reading!!

Two days ago Turbo read his first book that no one had read to him before- "Today i will Fly" by Mo Willems. He sure did! My last baby reading is bittersweet.


Read this blog

I do have some exciting stuff of my own to post, but for now read this blog entry by LoneStarMa. As a Christian who believes ever hitting a child is wrong, I thank her for writing it.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

So this was the plan

Yesterday was a homeschool park date at a park three miles away. Since it could be walked mostly on a trail, I decided we would walk it and the DM would pick us up on the way home. We did it, I didn't get as tired as I thought, and I felt good about both saving gas and the exercise.
So, today it's pouring rain, I'm eating nachos and the kids are planning to watch a movie. So much for my well laid plans.