“The best education does not happen at a desk, but rather engaged in everyday living – hands on, exploring, in active relationship with life.” ~ Vince Gowmon
We had a couple of little projects this week, all mermaid themed of course. We made some mermaid outfits together. Fabulously modeled by Little Bean. Big Bean was less impressed, apparently the fabric was too itchy.
We read lots of lovely mermaid stories.
We made some lovely playdough mermaids.
I also left this out at her mermaid birthday party. Her friends really enjoyed making mermaids.
The girls helped Nannie to make lots of lovely party decorations, like this amazing treasure chest.
I adore the freedom that homeschooling allows my children. Birthdays can be whatever they choose them to be as they’re not forced to go to school. Little Bean woke up in our bed as she had asked to sleep with us so she could wake up with us on her birthday. She opened her presents in bed, she spent the entire morning playing with her new toys. At no point did I have to drag her away from all her lovely exciting new stuff. We spent a gorgeous windy afternoon picnicking with friends at Bransby Horses Home. Playing on the park and looking at all the horses. Then we had tuna pasta for tea at her request, with super gooey chocolatey cake for pudding. We then played some more, she finally fell asleep at about 9.30.
Then she made her birthday wish. We spent the rest of the weekend playing, snuggling and riding our bikes. I watched her ride off with her sister. My little big girl. Then on Sunday night this happened…
She fell asleep laid on my chest, my arms wrapped tightly around her as she snored. Snuggling her little unicorn. I looked down and realised that even though my baby is 6, she is still just that, my baby!