April 2012


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West Side Story, Stephanie is Anybodys, the rebellious girl who wants to be part of the Jets. She did a fantastic job. The choreographer of the show was concerned when he saw she was cast as Anybodys as he saw her as a quiet girl who wasn't that good at dancing (and thankfully, they didn't make her do much!). He knew the character was rather outgoing so wasn't sure that Steph was the best choice. When he finally saw the final performance he told her she "nailed" it. Best compliment she could get!

April was very busy with all the rehearsals and performances that Stephanie had to do. In the meantime, Cassie and Eric worked with Eno, trying to train him to be a good dog. I have a great video of Eno attempting to play with Korn, one of our cats, but I need to figure out how to compress the file to upload it.


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March 2012

I envy those who have fancy cameras with good zoom lenses. But at the same time I'm not sure I have the brain capacity to learn a new skill, like photography. March offered us an eclipse of the moon to view. Here is my attempt to take a picture of it with my iPhone.


Our new home needed some sprucing up, so Cassie and Les teamed up with their gardening skills to tend to our potted plants we brought with us from Inarajan. Cassie learned how to plant tomatoes and cucumbers and how to tend to the plants, watering them, checking for bugs and pulling out weeds. We also grew green beans up the stair railings. 


We added a new pet to our household, a golden retriever mix boonie pup named Eno. He has become Eric and Cassie's best friend and though he terrorizes the cats at times, he has formed a special bond with Applesauce. 

I can't remember if it was March or April when one of our favorite cats, Miso, died. We aren't sure what caused his death. He was found on the ground in our pool area. He may have attempted to jump off the second story balcony onto a shed and missed. By the time we found him, it was too late to help, and we ended up letting nature take care of his remains. In the end there was a cool skeleton of a cat left behind. Unfortunately I was the only one interested in such a find. Kids and hubby were too upset since it was one of their favorite cats. Gruesome me saved a jawbone as a souvenir. It can be found in the ashtray of my car in case anyone wonders.



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We have decided to start this journal to keep track of our children's life lessons learned in our homeschool journey. We believe that as parents we are accountable for our own children's education. It is up to us to make sure we prepare them to be active and responsible citizens, not a drain on society. So this blog will be a place where we can share our daily lessons and activities that we incorporate into our homeschool.


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Colleen
Mother to 9 children, 5 on earth and 4 in heaven. Married for 32 years.
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Unschooling is learning as you live life. All of life involves learning. This is what we "teach" our children.

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