Our life-filled with 4 lovable kids, home schooling and creating- oh and chasing beagles.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Our "not going back to school" year has begun. We have had so many adventures lately.
We tried rock climbing, we visited a beautiful park nearby and we were lucky enough to visit some raccoons being rehabilitated.
We welcomed our new hedgehog named Windsor and tried our best to help rehabilitate a little baby squirrel/possum (we're not officially sure what it was exactly) that a friend of ours found. Sadly "little Pinkie" didn't make it past the 48 hours we had him. My heart goes out to those who dedicate their time to helping abandoned creatures and acting as surrogate mom. You are amazing. The amount of time and emotion it must take to endure each time a new creature is found must be exhausting. Our house is not quite ready to take on wildlife rehabilitation on a regular basis.
Call it coincidence or something out there that's bigger but whenever my kids or I become interested in pursuing a new subject, so many opportunities arise effortlessly. Our daughter has been very interested in wildlife rehabilitation and not more than a month after submitting our application for volunteering at the Humane Society, we are invited to see raccoons being rehabilitated so close to our house that we could walk to meet them. And then to have the amazing chance to be part of trying to rehabilitate the small pink creature discovered by a dear friend in the parking lot of Costco-well that was just incredible.
The past couple of weeks have reminded me of a favorite quote:
Until one is committed there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself,then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would come his way.
I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:'
"Let us bring a bit of "joie de vivre" to your day!
The Index-a running list of gritty real moments at our house
Biggest beagle, Lou, has mastered using our little guy's Learning Tower ( a wood stool w/sides for a toddler to use) as a vehicle to counter surf. He continues to get bigger...
Fisher (5 year old) ran downstairs when he was supposed to be getting ready for bed in order to jump on the 3 ft wide trampoline we have in our living room, one last time. He was buck naked.
Our little Joe (18 months) calls out to whatever parent is not with him when the other parent says "no" to him. Last night both parents said "no" to drinking water from the dog dish and he called out " Zla Zla" ( his sister Zola)
Fisher (our 5 yr old) insisted on going to Blockbuster tonight in 38 degree weather , wearing shorts and sandals. The only way he wore a coat was to bribe him with candy.
Two oldest sons came downstairs at 12:45am to show us the green aliens they drew on their stomachs.
Caught youngest on counter with a Ginza knife. As I went to grab it, he twirled it around his head (Ginza fashion) and whipped it across the kitchen.
Found youngest son's baby doll covered in Aveda hair cream. Baby smells $20 better.
Here are the observations, about our life as a homeschooling family . I’m a stay at home mom with four kids (ages 10,8,6,2). They continue to amaze me on a daily basis. Their humor and adventures keep me on my toes continually-I’m surprised I’m not a professional point dancer yet. We also have two Beagles and two cats. I hope to carve out more time for crafting in order to maintain my sanity. Also, wishing I had more time to meet my friends for coffee or wine so here is my attempt to meet through cyberspace. So sit down and have a cup/glass with me and let’s catch up on the mundane and the poignant moments of life.