Holy Cow! Nourishing My Scholar has been nominated for it’s first award?! This is amazingly awesome for several reasons. First Nourishing My Scholar has been nominated by Unschooling Momma and Poppy. This is a blog that I have followed since homeschooling but before we deciding to unschool. I have looked to them for inspiration countless times over the past year. Thank you so much for taking a peek into our own environment. Second, Nourishing My Scholar has only been going since January 2015! Wow!
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Our toddler, Jade, is the most precious little girl I have ever known. I know I’m biased, but I did give birth to her, so…..yeah. Anyway, as precious as this precocious little girl is I have begun to notice certain traits of hers that confound me. I mean, I don’t remember my son behaving this way. Ever. Of course it’s been five years since he was a toddler, so it is possible that I have simply forgotten… So, I’ve been thinking, “What if I acted like my toddler?”
Sunday is the only day of the week that my husband is off. We decided to spend our day together out in nature, at the Jones Bridge Trail off of the Chattahoochee River. This beautiful trail is a 4.6 mile loop that includes remnants of the old bridge built in 1904, dismantled and largely stolen in the 1940’s, as well as access to the river itself. We arrived around 10am and the trail was alive with the songs of birds and the the sounds of the river. We found spring blossoms along the trail. We found shells and a crab claw along the river, as well as geese and other water birds fishing. It was so very lovely!
Image of the Week At the Jones Bridge Trail over looking the Chattahoochee River with their blankies. Related posts…. Winter Hike with Friends Our son led the way over streams, across logs and over bridges. He was as Get Outside & Learn What do you do when your children are full of energy and bouncing […]
Jade played in the mostly dry creek looking for crocodiles. Occasionally she would yell, “Crocydiwals Momma, Crocydiwals!” I would go over and look and it would be a rock or a stick. But I would humor her and say, “Whoa, look at that Crocodile!” Gabriel was still trying to get a better look at the nest. He even took my phone to try and get a picture of it. After a while Jade came to me to announce she was tired and ready to go home. Gabriel on the other hand said, “Momma, I’m observing this very important find!” Ok, I say, a few more minutes. Suddenly he yells out, “Momma I’ve found a bone in this tree! This is another important find!” Wait, what?
This week was one of the most beautiful since spring began. It was fairly warm and the sun was shining here in Georgia. So, we spent most of our time outdoors hiking and climbing trees! The kids used their binoculars or “Onoculist” as my daughter Jade calls them, to look for birds and squirrels. We followed deer tracks and found sweet little flowers on the forest floor.
Here is my favorite image this week. I just love that I captured my daughter watching her brother. She seems so deep in thought. Related posts…. Natural Learning Opportunities on a Beach Vacation Last week our family took a marvelous beach vacation. This vacation was glorious, messy, relaxing, intense, Summer Reading for the Homeschool Mom Summer is […]
The weather has been steadily warming and today the sun is shining. Its time for a hike! But first things first…Gabriel wants face paint. He is slightly obsessed with J. R. R. Tolkiens Goblins/ Orks. He seems to feel the face paint somehow connects him to these mysterious creatures. Also, the best way to be prepared for an adventure is…face paint? Well, you never know what beastly creatures you might run into I suppose.
The Science Festival in Atlanta, GA. is a very exciting experience for a science loving kid. It is a first for Gabriel as is the train ride to Centennial Olympic Park where all of the booths are set up!
Gabriel had me put war paint on him before getting dressed….because that’s what you do as a 7 year old boy about to go on an adventure! He may or may not have an obsession with J. R. R. Tolkiens orks and goblins war paint.