I just asked dmoms if it counts as cheating if I fell in love with Portland?
maybe it's because we don't have a true autumn down here by the beach, but I was DYING for the gorgeous fall colors. DYING. gah, it is just SUCH a pretty area. even when we were driving around* slightly lost in the smallest rental car known to man with sharkey in the backseat singing full-volume in the world's most annoying opera voice (?!) of all time...
pants, determined to find a stumptown coffee. and completely over vacationing with kids.
I need a voodoo donut, stat. (ps. this was my 'portland' hair. I only straightened the bangs, but I still felt too dressy.)
there's almost a new England vibe driving into the city...loving the green hills...
keep walkin', pants...
here's a little timeline of what we done did...
1. airport(enjoyed pants' premier status...no lines! although we did have to wait awhile changing planes in san fran...)
sky and I aren't tech geeks like SOME people...
2. downtown and neighborhood walkabouts, good eats
cramming in four months of pictures in one morning of blogging is...not ideal, but i really want to get all these posted. sorry for so many homeschool posts! here is one more - a few snaps of some outings we took.
someone's too cool. (pants took shark skiing for a day in february.)
we took a crochet and felting class with our homeschool group:
sharkey learned to crochet!
pants came with us to the natural history museum a few weeks ago. pants loves buffalo.
the boys spent like, forever, in the gem and mineral room, they are so into that stuff! I blame minecraft.
and pants took the boys to the space museum, too. (uh...photobomb dude in back there...)
oh, and one time pants helped make sharkey's dream come true:
(I still can't believe sky actually held a snake, too...)
our science time is evolving. we used to do things like salt water experiments:
which then turned into doing things like homemade ziplines:
and then we graduated to wires, circuits, and things I pretty much have no idea about. (this thing is awesome, btw.)
now science time is basically in the garage. guess who was super excited to take apart the blender when it broke!
typical scenario: I think sharkey is upstairs at his desk writing in his notebook, but I go up there and find this instead: (sharks drawing sharks, lol.)
and shark is actually outside, using said blender parts to try and build a working satellite: