Category Archives: Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Faker Sharker

This is what happens when a child listens to Frere Jacque on Poisson Rouge and tries to figure out the words himself. Obviously we don’t sing together enough here.


Wordless Wednesday: Playing Hookey

In honor of the warm October weather we’ve been having we decided to take the day off from lessons. Here we discovered a rare site: a mother in a photograph with her children. Thanks honey for stepping behind the camera for a moment.
Skinner Park

Wordless Wednesday: School Grrrr!

(Oops, I’m a day late)

EJ, not so subtly telling me “NO MORE PICTURES MOM!”

Spelling Grrrr

Handwriting grrrr

Wordless Wednesday: The First Dish

I swear I will be back to posting soon. We started in on school work this week after a relaxed summer. In the meantime, here are the boys making scrambled eggs together. This is the first thing beyond cereal, oatmeal, and toast that EJ has learned to cook on his own.


JD grating the cheese


EJ in charge of the eggs...

Cooking his eggs

and of course the cooking...

Working together

while JD supervises

Voila! EJ’s easy cheesy peasy scrambled eggs with ham.

Wordless Wednesday: Our Backyard

I am in over my head in with the landscaping in our new yard! Rather than do the work that needs to be done I decided to snap a few photos (something I’m much more comfortable with).

Our Friendly Bunny

I need your help! I have no idea what the flowers in the first and last two photos are called. If you know, please leave me a comment. Thanks!

Wordless Wednesday—Breakfast for Mom!

If you saw this on FB yesterday I apologize for the repeat. It was too awesome to NOT post to my blog too. But then, you might like the whole story below.

My Breakfast

Yet again I can’t manage to post an actual “wordless” Wordless Wednesday. Too bad.

Yesterday morning I could hear from my room on the first floor that the kids were up to something conspiratorial. JD would come to the door, peek in and then holler “Oh good, she’s still asleep!”  I was laying in bed cracking up listening to them while pretending to be asleep.

“Let’s make fruit salad. What should we put it in it?” From my food experimenter JD “Onion! We have onion!” and later “lettuce, we can put lettuce in it!” and finally “sour cream, mom loves sour cream!”

Thankfully a more cautious EJ was there to temper JD’s exuberance and their fruit salad contained orange slices (with peel), apple slices, grapes, raisins, and macadamia nuts (a bit weird in fruit salad).

They made my morning Chai Latte. Couldn’t decide what kind of toast I would want so made one slice of wheat, one white. Couldn’t decide on the topping: butter, peanut butter, nutella, and finally decided on gobs and gobs of grape jelly. All rounded out with a YoKids Strawberry-Vanilla yogurt. They even went outside to fetch the newspaper!

It was the best breakfast I’ve ever had!

Wordless Wednesday—Erosion, Dams, and Flow

Almost Wordless Wednesday. 54º, lots of melting. What began as some back breaking ice chopping in an attempt to give the water some place to flow turned into an impromptu science lesson about the power of water. Topics covered: erosion, dams, and flow. Of particular note was how water will find any way it can around a dam, leading to frustrated Jr. civil engineers.

And finally, some goofing off on sleds as boats.