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28 May

February 28: Today in Microfashion…

February 2020

22 May
My Wild Irish Girl

I was talking on the phone to a new friend, and she told me that she was her parent’s “wild Irish girl.” Such an image flashed through my mind that I had to try and draw it. I’ve always loved the illustrations of Trisha Schart Hyman, and drew inspiration from her work. I borrowed a body position from one of her illustrations from “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” because balance and weight of figures is something I struggle with. I am so pleased with how my drawing turned out.

February 5: We got enough snow to make several snowmen! They didn’t even look very muddy at first.

Finally, some snow!
Snow-blio from the land of point, where everyone has one.

At Homeschool Co-op I taught a lesson on drawing sea turtles from Deep Space Sparkle Art. The kids really loved this one, each eager to explain to me what their turtle was doing, and why they chose the colors they chose.

Banana Cream Pie’s Sea Turtles (watch out for the alligator!)
Apple Pie’s turtle

February 7: We had a family dance at our church. Apple Pie was my partner for the whole dance. (The resident Captain being gone to Guard Drill.) I loved the atmosphere of fun togetherness of the whole night. I guess I got pretty carried away because I snapped the underwire in my bra while dancing…actually that probably can be blamed on my having to tote a huge four-year-old around the whole night.

Saturday, February 8: The weather was sunny and warm, so I took the little kids to the park. I won the “You must wear Shoes” battle and the “You must wear a Jacket” battle, and caved on the “You must wear long pants” battle.

Wednesday February 14:

For Homeschool art we used chalk and oil pastels to create dancers inspired by Degas.

Degas Dancers

Fancy family dinner with my true loves is my favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to my true loves.

Saturday February 15 we begin our new gardening attempt. This will be patterned after the “Back to Eden” gardening method using compost and wood chips. We put down cardboard, which I stole obtained without permission from various recycling dumpsters around town, to kill the lawn grass. Our plan it to turn all the lawn between our house and the road into a glorious food forest of fruit trees, berry bushes, asparagus beds, and tomatoes.

The Man of the House drove all the way to Miami, OK, to get 4 cubic yards of mushroom compost. This is our dirt to grow the plants. In-between the garden beds we are mulching with wood chips to keep the weeds away.

This garden bed took 3 adults working from sunup to sundown with added help from 4 teenage girls. So much work for the “easy” gardening method.

Thursday February 20: Key Lime Pie has been studying bacteria, so today she learned to make yogurt (because it is bacteria that turn milk into yogurt.) She also learned how to read an analog thermometer…bonus!

Friday February 21: Homeschool Co-op was canceled today due to our host family having the respiratory flu, so we did a last minute field trip to the Rogers Arkansas City Museum. It was a great place for a group with a broad range of ages like ours.

Monday February 24: Mother’s Tea Party at the Scooter Pie’s Preschool. Their teachers are amazing. My boys sang “I’m a Little Tea Pot” and they had learned such careful gentlemanly manners.

My little Cheesers

Happy 6th Birthday, Apple Pie nee Baby Bean

22 Dec


Baby Bean is now 6.  As such, she really deserves a Pie name.  I feel like I gave her one once, but I forgot it.  I’m really tempted to name her “Black-Bottomed Pie”  but….it seems risque…so  I think Apple Pie is a better choice.  She is as sweet and wholesome as apple pie, and just as delightfully round.

Favorite color is blue

Favorite animal is a bunnyimg_6252

favorite song is “All is Found” from Frozen 2

her favorite candy is Almond Joy candy bars

She wants to be an artist and maybe a writer when she grows up

her favorite flower is Forget-me-Nots

She is good at drawing and picking presents. S

he likes soft fuzzy socks and hugging mom.

She dominates at playing Bean-Boozled and Sushi-Go.

For her birthday dinner, she requested nachos and a bunny cake.  For presents, she got Calico Critters (the Hopscotch Rabbit family) and a squishy chicken– which she wanted “forever” (ever since she saw it at Dollar Tree last week.)