Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Newborn Photography

"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful; it's that women are strong."

"The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you."

Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.
~ Larry Barretto

I am so honored to announce that I have been listed on the P.U.S.H. Doula Services website as a Birth and Newborn Photographer.
Thank you P.U.S.H. Doula Services for this opportunity!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bow and Arrows

I was walking my best canine bud and what did we see?

Chad and his bow and arrow, aiming for a tree.

He made his own arrows, carved the tips until they were sharp.
Then Cole joined in the fun, "Shoot it, it's not a harp!"
Protecting the farm atop the hay bales as if no one could see.
They now enjoy that good old sport we all call Archery!

All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers 'til the end.

Remembrance Day

The boys did these beautiful Waldorf style paintings yesterday with Doris and Alex in honor of Remembrance Day.

In Flanders Fields...

Painted By Cole.

Painted By Chad.

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?"
~Eve Merriam

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Best Photo and Artistic Content Blog 2009 - Nominee

I have been nominated for Best Photo and Artistic Content Blog of 2009 and want to send a big THANK YOU for the nomination.

My photos aren't as large as my fellow nominees, but will enlarge when clicked on :)

Good Luck to everyone!
From us, "The Homeschooled Clan."

To vote for us or any other blog visit (or copy and paste this link):

We are in Category #4 as Sherris Mad Blabber Blog.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Waldorf Geometry

Before the boys learned geometric formulas or algebraic equations they learned from experience what form and shape is, first through freehand geometry and then with a compass and straightedge. They are learning and have learned the essence of shapes and their measurements before putting them into to some abstract formula that would otherwise have no meaning.
The boys are learning the basic constructions for Geometric Drawing, from copying angles and line segments to the very difficult 12 & 24 division of a circle, using only a protractor and straight-edge.

And boy do they ever LOVE geometry! They want and ask for more!

Here is todays Geometry Lesson:

The "intended" finished product.

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
~Phyllis Dill


The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
~Author Unknown