Monthly Archives: March 2008

Unschooling In the Eyes of My Children

Ryan’s friend Daniel is over today and as all three boys were sitting and eating lunch together this was the conversation: Ryan: Daniel, did you know we homeschool? Well, really unschool. Unschooling is the best because you don’t have any homework. Iain: Yeah, we learn while we play and we get to play whenever we […]

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MamaK - March 26, 2008 - 7:38 pm

That was a brilliant conversation! Proof baby.-K

Joan - March 26, 2008 - 9:28 pm

Cute. We’re on break. Today my daughter was reading one of the many books she got from the library on “Your Cat and Their Emotions”. My son got up at noon and didn’t know what day of the week it was. I just shook my head.

Maria - March 26, 2008 - 11:11 pm

What a GREAT reminder! Thanks, guys! This grown up needed the reminder…

Cate - March 27, 2008 - 11:29 am

Hi mate,

been a while but I’m catching up with the blogging world again.

Love the conversation with your boys, feel for you with the family stuff and think that your portrait pics are getting better and better each post!

Great to hear that you are up & getting around better too.

Take care,

Deeg - March 27, 2008 - 2:54 pm


I wish I was into blogging back when my kiddo was younger. Im sure blogs were around it was only a few years ago…every day she seemed to do or say something that would blow me away and i would think “i need to write that down” but of course i never did. Or I did a few times but never in the same place so it became scattered pieces of paper that who knows where theyre placed now!

Week of Friends

It’s only Tuesday but already this week has been full of playtimes with friends. Iain met a boy about a month ago who lives up the street and they have become friends. He’s a really nice kid and gets along well with Ryan too which is nice. Sadly, we just found out that his dad […]

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betty75 - March 25, 2008 - 11:04 pm

Oh no. I can’t believe LJ is moving. That sucks for Iain. I know he’s going to be devestated.

The girls are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t believe how much they’ve grown.

The Birthday Boy

This is what yesterday was about for me. This boy right here was celebrating his birthday and that is what I and my whole family was focused on yesterday. I was incredibly proud to be a part of my family yesterday because we pulled together like never before and as a result, Ryan told me […]

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Tara - March 24, 2008 - 1:47 pm

Looks like a grand birthday! Your pictures are just stunning- I wish my photographs came out as well!

whimsigal - March 24, 2008 - 2:08 pm

Thanks, Tara! I got my camera in July and have really enjoyed it.

It was a wonderful birthday party!


Jill - March 24, 2008 - 3:56 pm

What a great day for Ryan! His birthday cake looked awesome. I hope he has a wonderful day on Thursday!!

Mama Podkayne - March 24, 2008 - 4:20 pm

I second the comment about the beautiful pictures. They are AMAZING!

Rinnyboo - March 24, 2008 - 6:49 pm

Happy birthday, Ryan! It sounds like it was a great day!


betty75 - March 25, 2008 - 12:05 am

Ryan really is such a sweet boy. I’m glad we were able to make it a special day for him despite everything else that was going on.

Deeg - March 25, 2008 - 12:37 am

awww I am so glad he had such a great birthday. That first pic-all I see is joy and happiness and contentment. He really seems to be glowing with joy-so sweet. You are such a good momma…and not just because of all the things you do but because you worry about things that aren’t “perfect”-and I love that you aren’t afraid to put it all out here…reality is refreshing, especially on the net where it is so easy for people to hide and make things up.

carri - March 25, 2008 - 11:06 am

What a great party! The cake looks awesome!

sheri - March 25, 2008 - 1:40 pm

Yeah, Happy Birthday Ryan! What a fantastic birthday cake!!! It sounds like a dream come true for the little man. :)