Creation Walk...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On Friday instead of doing our workbooks for school, I decided we would go on a "creation walk". The weather was perfect. The sky was a beautiful blue & it was the kind of day just begging for you to go out & enjoy it!! I did give Zai & Ellie books - their new "creation journals" where they had to draw pictures of different things they saw.
Since we've had such a dry end of winter into spring, the spring blossoms aren't as prevalent as last year -in fact it's starting to have that summery dead look already :( . The children's job was to look for the little things.
We found this patch of wildflowers up in Churchill Forest - we tried to get everyone set up for a picture:

Unfortunately this is what kept on happening!!!

We looked down the rabbit holes (of which we have more than our fair share).

Some of the trees are huge!!
(Of course I know this one's dead, but I just love the contrast of the blackness of the iron bark against the blue sky!)

We found some kind of fruits (in fact there are a couple of trees like this) - does anyone know what they are?

We posed for pictures down in "Miller's Cascade- one of our paddocks!

This is Eli enjoying the day!!!

We tried to get some running shots....
.....but the boys always ended up rolling in the lush grass!

I decided that nature journals are best for girls...and boys..well they just love using up their excessive energy.

Snowy loved swimming in the "swimming dam"!
The water was a little chilly for us humans!

Although Missy did put her toes in for a short while!

We sat down in a clearing & sang songs & then practised our writing using rocks in the dirt!!

All in all we had a fun time!!!
I love this next picture. Zai & Eli & Jud are starting to get along so well (with such similar interests) & I love watching their interactions (even though there's more than enough wrestling that goes on in this household....sometimes I wonder why I got three boys!!!)


What a fun way of doing school for a change!!!
I'm so proud of how well Zai & Ellie have adjusted to home school. We still feel it's one of the best decisions we've made for our family at this time!
I have a house to clean as I have guests coming this week & then next week (does anyone want to help me??!!??!!). I had better stop this procrastination - one of the things I am oh so good at!! LOL


Mum-me said...

Sounds like a lot of fun - and your photos are just lovely as always!

Saminda said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the morning - your farm is so beautiful!! :) Have you ever read "Pocketful of Pinecones" by Karen Andreola? It is so inspiring for nature journaling, and an absolute joy to read! In the story she has a boy and a girl and part of her challenge is getting her little boy to enjoy the drawing/ writing in his nature journal. :) Glad homeschooling is going so well for you, I too am loving it!

Aunty sel said...

Hey Narn,
Luv the photo's, its a lovely idea to keep a creation journal. Wish I could spend some more time outside!!
Give all the littlies a hug for me,

Grandma said...

Ohhhhh!!!!!! They are all so gorgeous - so very huggable!!! It certainly was an exquisite day - probably not quite what you want at the moment though! We have been praying that you get some rain soon!!! Hope you've got the cleaning done - sorry I can't help you!! Anyway, nobody's going to judge your place - they'll be looking at your lovely welcoming smile!!!!!
Give all a big hug and kisses and love from us.
Lots & lots of love to you all
Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sandra said...

What a great way to spend the day. Learning can happen anywhere if you want it to.
Good to hear how the boys are getting on.
Snowy looks like he had a great time too.

megs @ whadusay said...

What a fun school day! Loved all the pics too! :)

Leanne said...

That sky is beautiful, and I also like the contrast of the tree against the sky....

Does your girl look just like you???? Hmmm...

I'm praying for rain for you guys....So I will continue praying!

That nature walk sounds like a fun and different way to do school....Maybe I will think about doing that in a couple of weeks, when we have Dave's long weekend and try to figure out what to do.

Take good care of you....and I'm not a dog person but your Snowy is sure a very pretty dog!

the happy sparrow said...

hi renata! i love the photos from your creation walk. Isn't God amazing in giving us so much natural beauty to enjoy and frolick in just because?! He knows how much our souls needs it! I hope your having a wonderful week. thankyou so much for your loving kind words, you are an encouragement to me,
Love Martine

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Aaah springtime!!! Adorable pics!!

To answer your question at my blog- I planted 16 plants. So according to that I didnt get a good crop but I lost alot of the plants too! I am just grateful for getting any tomatoes at all!!

Bobbie-Jo said...

What a beautiful school day!

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