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Our Life in Pictures

What we’ve been doing: Playing with your food can be fun! Ryan made this “Cracker Man” this morning. Here are photos from my fun and tacky Christmas. We couldn’t fit a regular size tree in our family room so we used a four ft fake tree in here. Ryan and Lily (the puppy) keep messing […]

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carri - December 11, 2007 - 12:26 pm

Evie, your home is beautiful. I’m in awe of your decorations.

Catelynn made cracker men yesterday too! Playing with food is great fun.

whimsigal - December 11, 2007 - 12:41 pm

Aw heck. Thanks Carri!

Wow, that’s kind of weird that Catelynn made a cracker man, too! We made our gingerbread houses last night and that was fun as well. Who knew that playing with food could provide such entertainment?

Sheri - December 11, 2007 - 2:36 pm

Your home looks lovely. Holiday crackers always bring back fond memories for me of England. I had never heard of them until we lived there. :) Where on earth did you find them?

piscesgrrl - December 22, 2007 - 10:14 pm

Wow, your home is lovely!


We have been working on spending more time together. It’s so easy to send the kids off into the playroom and demand that they entertain themselves but we’ve decided we don’t want to be “those” parents anymore. We know that they can play by themselves sometimes but it’s unfair to them to expect that they […]

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Mama Podkayne - November 28, 2007 - 12:09 am

So cool. Yes. Life is Good. Sometimes I feel like unschoolers are hoarding a big, beautiful secret!

whimsigal - November 28, 2007 - 12:16 am

I think I’d have to agree with you. Although most people would think we were crazy once we tried to share it with them!

Sheri - November 28, 2007 - 1:51 am

I think the joy itself comes from knowing and loving our children for who they really are. I’m so happy that you guys had such a wonderful day. :)

whimsigal - November 28, 2007 - 1:59 am

Thanks, Sheri!

Rinnyboo - November 28, 2007 - 7:40 pm

Awww..I am so glad to hear you have had a wonderful bunch of days with your family.

I like our little unschooling secret. Like you said, few people would probably believe us if we told them how wonderful it is.

I love the picture of Iain. He is obviously having a ball with you. I have totally been on a video game kick lately. I just finshed Jade Empire on my XBOX today. I have never been able to play with a Wii before. Maybe Iain will let me try next week?

KMDuff - November 30, 2007 - 4:21 am

Awesome post. Isn’t it wonderful how much fun life can be? I loved this post!

Magnetiz are a fun toy. :) I like them lots too. :)

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

I love this time of year…I get to play with my favorite toys! Ryan loves my toys, too. Before unschooling, I never would have let him play with these. Now I enjoy seeing him delight in playing with them, too. This picture perfectly describes my situation at home. Sometimes, I’m Hermey…sometimes I’m the Bumble… :)

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Rinnyboo - November 27, 2007 - 2:52 am

I love your pics! Buck had to school me on who was Bumble and who was Hermey though….shows my age I guess;)

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 2:56 am

Marin! I can’t believe you didn’t know that! girl, you’d better tune into to CBS and watch the Rudolph special this year!

Shows your age…HA! you’re funny…vewy, vewy funny….

Alison - November 27, 2007 - 4:20 am

I love your toys!! I have never seen them before…where did you get them? Those are my favorite Christmas shows…

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 5:05 am

Alison, they’re my favorite shows, too! Most of them were purchased at Target about 5 years ago, but you can find them on ebay. I don’t know of any stores carrying them which makes me sad because there were so many that I wasn’t able to afford to buy at the time!

Check out ebay, looking up Rudolph and Friends. The name of the company that made them is Praying Mantis I think.

Good luck! Come back and let me know if you get any!

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 5:11 am

make that Playing Mantis and Memory Lane

Madeline - November 27, 2007 - 1:18 pm

These are fantastic! We unintentionally ended up with a santa collection (gift from a friend, one that was my mom’s..) kept giving me santas. I would so prefer these guys! Have fun playing.

whimsigal - November 27, 2007 - 2:35 pm

Ooooh! I love Santas, too! We have one that my MIL gave us and he kind of looks evil, but I like him anyway. Rudolph, Santas, and Gingerbread people are my favorite holiday decorations.

If there were a way to make my house look like a Gingerbread House, I would SO do it!

Stephanie - November 27, 2007 - 6:15 pm

Mmmm, Bumble’s disposition when he had his wretched toothache – that would be me on some days!
But sometimes I’m Clarice, too.
Still waiting for the pics to load….

Sheri - November 28, 2007 - 1:53 am

I love Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer! I have such fond childhood (and lets face it) grown up memories watching it!

whimsigal - November 28, 2007 - 1:58 am

Steph, I can totally see you as Clarice! :)

Sheri, I still enjoy it so much, too. The Heatmiser is another one I love! Oh how I wish I had a Heatmiser toy!

piscesgrrl - November 30, 2007 - 8:56 pm

I don’t like decorations much around here, but I might make an exception for these! I LOVE those old kids’ specials. My sister and I still make the little licking sound like YUUU-Kon Cornelius and then say, “Nuthin.” :)