When I grow up, I wanna be a Fire Hydrant.


I don’t think school can much better than making your own bouncy ball on the dining room table for your science lesson …

{Thank you, A Reason for Science!}






or visiting our local firefighter friends at the firehall {we brought them cookies, they showed the girls how exciting a firefighter can be – all as part of our personal Fire Safety Week} …



Lyla now knows what she wants to be when she grows up. A ‘fire hydrant’. I think she means a firefighter. “Do they have to brush their teeth every morning like me, mom?” Yes, Lyla, yes, they do.




Fabulous thing about schooling together as family? Lovelyn gets to join in the fun.


And daddy, too.




One of the most valuable aspects of schooling together is downtime …

“Boys and girls must have time to invent episodes, carry on adventures, live heroic lives, lay sieges and carry forts,
even if the fortresses be an old armchair; and in these affairs the elders must neither meddle nor make.”
 – Charlotte Mason



{yes, we got a bunny – she’s the sweetest thing ever. Her name is Lady Alice … and the girls adore her. I think Abby loves her more.}


If you’ve toyed with the idea of homeschooling but are scared to make that final step or perhaps are intimidated by all that a homeschooling family has to accomplish, you *MUST* come out to hear my friend, Lena Emo, speak about homeschooling!


February 8th 7 P.M. at the Orangeville Public Library

Dispelling the Misconceptions of Homeschooling

You can check out Lena’s website, as well.


I’ll be there – come and say hi! And bring your list of questions about homeschooling! 🙂





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January 23, 2012 - 12:22 am

Kate Hood love this sweet little family post. so great.

January 20, 2012 - 11:21 am

Devon Great blog Gillian!! I am feeling more and more confidant about this and can’t wait to go to the info night, see you there!

January 20, 2012 - 8:28 am

Sherri OK, I just have to say I LOVE this story. I can see why Lyla wants to be a fire hydrant, lol. I adore how Lyla puts her arm around Lucia like she’s comforting or protecting her when Lucia is nervous. You do so wonderfully well at capturing emotions! Excitement, apprehension, joy, tiredness… its all there. What great colour too!