The sweetest moments of each school day...
Holding hands, swinging them together, as we walk the footpath to and from school. Hearing her chatter about the day to come and the day that was. A moment to connect before and after the disconnect.
Little hand in mine... yet not so little for so long.
He called me to his room in excitement one morning, to announce upon my arrival -
'Dese cars having a Bible Study!'
And quite a gathering it is, too! ;)
My little intrepid explorer.
Is anything safe from his grasp?
Umm.... basically, nothing!
His 'deep in conversation' pose.
Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2014.
More highlights from the week that was...
|After raking in the profits from her Art Sale, she's saving for big things but|
couldn't resist making a little purchase when she went to Aldi with Dad. She
pondered long and hard before choosing a little five pack of chocolate. When
she came home and opened the pack, she was grinning as proud as
one could grin... so much so, she had to grab her cheeks and proclaim 'I'm just
so happy, I can't stop smiling!!!' I guess it feels pretty darn good to earn your
first dollar and experience the pride and pleasure in spending it!
|Oh, these adorable little tootsies. I love each and every one!!|
|Miles is starting to get a little concerned about all the fun and games...time to wrap up!|
|Homework has begun! I have mixed feelings about homework. Whilst I know it can sometimes support and extend learning, I also strongly feel kids really need that precious time out of school just to *play*, relax, decompress, be with their family and explore other interests. Not to mention it's often a source of angst for busy families, especially working ones. Oh yeah, and the research that says it's often of little-to-no benefit! I was considering what our family approach would be, when we received a note from her school. It said that they recognised that some families want their kids to get homework and others do not, for various reasons. Each family could simply check a box on the form as to whether they wanted their child to receive homework. If not - it wouldn't be mentioned to the child or affect their schooling. Needless to say, I was very pleased at our school's sensitive and conscious approach! Right now, Lily loves to do it and knocks it out the second she walks in the door in under five minutes. So, we are going with it. But it's great to know we can opt out if/when it becomes a burden for her or for the rest of the family dynamic! Phew ;)|