Freedom Days








This is us.

No spectacular happenings.

Just silly bustling hoopla all day long.

Little Momma turned 7 months old yesterday!

She loves her chick chick chicks!! I think someday she might be dressing them.

So, apparently chickens like to take “dirt” baths. They find any dirt they can, roll in it, then flap their wings! Dirt flies everywhere… It is quite an odd thing to see.

You can see my happy green bean plants climbing up the lattice I made for them!

Look at this boy go! I drew the world and he filled in the details all on his own! He added each of the seven continents from memory. I’d say first year Geography was a success!

Oh sweetness! Can I cuddle up in the quilt too?

I love these babies!

Fresh lettuce variety from the garden! It was delicious with our Asian Pork Tenderloin last night!

Every So Often

Every so often, one of these unusually calm days pop up unexpectedly.

Boy, did I need it more than ever!

Everyone was good. No fights. No crying. Things got accomplished. Lots of laughing & silliness.

This little angle is lying on my baby blanket.

I found it this week. It was made by my aunt when I was born and has my initials stitched into the back.

Oh! She is just scrumptious.

When I look at this picture I just want to kiss those little cheeks, make her smile & hold her close.

Learning to use measuring cups in math.

These chickens are cracking me up!

They follow us around the yard and chirp at us when they want something.

Today, I was kneeling down working on something in the yard. One just walked right up to my leg, as close as it could get and started chirping away.

They stay right together all the time. They follow each other around the yard and cuddle together in their coop.

Two hawks were flying overhead today circling our yard though. Doesn’t seem like a good thing… Maybe we shouldn’t get too attached.

Roman was proud today that he finally figured out how to catch one of these fast little ladies.

Roman FINALLY made it up to Super Student in class today!! Big candy rewards for that one!

You can see Jude here playing with his favorite little buddy. The cat’s name was initially “Tigress” but Jude seems to have renamed it “Figaro” since Minnie Mouse has a cat with this name.

This is Hazel. I think she is getting a little too comfy. She found a nice warm spot to lie down…


I’m so looking forward to summer!

Free movies and bowling every week.

Tons of play dates scheduled.

My sister’s sweet baby girl is coming soon.

It’s gonna be fun!

Merely Average

Just a peak into our little day…

It’s merely average, for us.

Probably not so normal to you.

I mean, most people don’t have chickens.

And you might not spend quite as much time in the floor gluing & coloring & reading & making gigantic messes.

Regardless, your day was just as special as mine.

The key, I think, is making “average” special!

Summing up Kindergarten!

First year of homeschooling coming to an end.

We have a whole playroom full of toys and the boys always choose the books and colored pencils over their toys.

They pretty much hang out in the room with the glue & scissors most of the day!

Playing with the chickens.

(Ruby & Lila & Hazel)


blogging makes me appreciate hum-drum days. i woke up this morning and decided to record bits and pieces of our day. when i was all done writing, it actually didn’t seem hum-drum in the least!

it was rich and beautiful and lovely.

it is easy to get lost in time, worry and work yourself to death and then just feel relieved to lie your head down at night.

if there was only a way for us all to see the reality of what we actually have.

“overdoing it”

a very fitting lesson.

i love that through homeschooling, i’ve been the one to teach roman to read. what an amazing path to walk upon.

teaching him sometimes reminds me of old english literature. before there were schoolhouses, people learned from each other and from studying books. what amazing conversations roman and i have had about the books we’ve read together.

estella holding her dolly’s hand and keeping herself busy while we have school time!

calendar and clock work.

give a boy and box and he is good to go! jude finds PLENTY of things to do during school time!

he pretty much reminds me of quite a few surgeons i’ve works with in these glasses. maybe a doctor in the works?

little momma.

preschool time.

c is for cat. oh, how he wants one. i’m thinking maybe a cat in a box for easter….

globe + map + history books + baby sister

carving hieroglyphics into our clay (play dough) tablet.

chicken tortilla soup. roman likes to borrow my camera.

circus world.