A fragmented post on our kids' education, so I don't forget:
After a long break, Eug and I recently looked back on our goals for the kids for 2015:
- Learning to swim
- Learning to ride a bike
They're still using training wheels, but I think Noah and Eli might be able to go without the training wheels in a couple of weeks.
- Praying/connecting with God
This is so hard to think about in a non-contrived way, but we're trying out talking about stories in the Bible. Right now, a lot of helping our kids connect with God seems to be related to admitting when I'm wrong, and apologizing. But I'm hoping we can practice praying together more in the next couple of months.
|following toads around|
|catch and release|
|Our neighbour's dog lives with us, apparently... Here, he's trying to lick our baking bowl..|
|Noah's perspective on our farm. He goes around with the camera finding interesting things.|
|It's getting warm enough for the beach, but the wind is a bit crazy.|
|Eli spends a lot of time posing.|
Our neighbour's dog managed to kill this giant Cape Dune Mole Rat. We kept it in our house for about 24 hours, which I think counts as some kind of science project. Then we buried him underneath an apple tree...
|Noah's perspective on mole ratty.|
|A moving burial...|
|Eli can actually move the wheelbarrow, if it's not too full. Hooray, another apple tree!|
Another one of the goals we had for this year was for both kids to be able to ride without training wheels. We didn't get terribly far yet, and the kids' bikes were stolen from my parents' garage. So we recently bought them a bike to share, and they've been riding every day (with training wheels) up and down the street, and most recently, inside our (broken) reservoir.