Songbirds ... a family blogs!

Songbirds ... a family blogs!

Montag, 23. November 2009

A day in the life of a five year old

I was going to post this a couple of weeks ago. I snapped pictures throughout the day (mainly the morning) to capture what kind of things a little five year old gets up to. Unschooling at it's best! :-)

* helping Mommy baking bread *

* His favourite pastime - using my wool to turn the flat into a spiderweb *

* Playing wiht his sisters "Market Day" *

* looking at books and listening to stories *

* trying out my sewing machine (moving it by hand) *

* Jamie's Caro-Coffee-Shop - open only in the morning :-P *

Freitag, 20. November 2009

Quick one

I haven't abandoned my blog...I just had flu and things to do (*lol* what a rhyme) and hopefully I will start writing again very soonish. :-)

Sonntag, 8. November 2009

8 Fragen/8 Questions

Micha auf 'more than words' hat vor kurzem ein Stöckchen nach mir geworfen (nennt man doch so, oder?).

Dankeschön :-) und hier sind 8 Fragen und 8 Antworten:

Six names you go by / 6 Namen, auf die du hörst:
I don't know if I can make it six...never had many names. ;-)
Sarah, Isla (on the net), Mama, Mami, Kuschelmaus (my youngest daughter says that), Mäuschen (my Dad used to call me that way). oh, and my Granddad always called me 'my girl' - well, make this seven then. :-)

Three things you are wearing right now / drei Dinge, die du gerade trägst:
Jeans, Socks, wollen jumper

Three things you want very badly at the moment / drei Dinge, die du dir wünschst:
a Renault Kangoo, Hazelnut coffee, lots of gorgeous fabric

Three things you did last night / yesterday / today / drei Dinge, die du gestern nacht, gestern und heute getan hast:
knitting, went to cinema with the kids and today I was just lazy. :-P

Two things you ate today / zwei Dinge, die du heute gegessen hast:
Apples and that yummy casserole for lunch.

Two people you last talked to on the phone / zwei Leute, mit denen du zuletzt telephoniert hast:
my mom and my dad.

Two things you are going to do tomorrow / zwei Dinge, die du morgen tun wirst:
Work and hopefully doing work in the garden.

Your three favourite beverages / drei liebsten Getränke:

Earl Grey, Hot Chocolate, hot water.

Tag 5 people / lade 5 weitere Leute zu dem Spiel ein: (that's 3 for me)

Isla's Daybook

For of those slow and lazy sundays...

Outside my looks like a nice day. But...we didn't manage to get out of the house, yet. Probably later this afternoon. We slept in today because we had a late night last night.

I am thinking...I have been a bit blog-lazy durin the last week. But I have been busy otherwise, and as unschoolers we are always open for new ideas and inspirations and learning opportunities.
I was thinking about a great deal of things. Why I had a lot of struggles with the kids during the summer, why I was so tired and almost ill, and why and how I wanted to change things for the better. How I had neglected certain areas of my life and had lost sight of my former gentle way of parenting. Often enough I wasn't that gentle and felt rather frustrated and tired.
I also noticed that my children mirrored my inner self. They always do.
But fortunately there is always room for change, room for improvements, a new beginning. :-) As I change myself the outside world will change, too.

I am thankful for...the programme about the Duggar-family. I know many people find them weird and odd and can't relate to them. But even though I don't share their views on many things, I found great inspiration and motivation in the programme. The more I watched it the more I liked it and them. :-) (The programme is '17 kids and counting') It's interesting what kind of people are out there - I am thankful for the internet, youtube and blogs! :-D

From the kitchen...making a potato-vegetable-lentils-casserole right now. We are all hungry and waiting eagerly for it to be ready. ;-P

I am wearing...jeans, socks knitted by my mom and a woolen jumper

I am reading...'Watching the English' by Kate Fox - very funny and entertaining, and 'Awaken the Giant within' by Anthony Robbins.

I am playing (the MacCalmans) and kids at play.

One of my favorite things...watching old episodes of the 'Famous Five' with my kids. :-) I love travelling back on memory lane and remember my own childhood.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Month...
- getting back to my financial saving programme. Somehow lost track of it...and believe me it is well-noticable.
- trying to establish new customers.
- finishing my knitting/sewing projects
- preparing for Christmas enough to have an easy time in December ;-)
- tbc

A picture I'd like to share with you...
Lisa's work space :-)