Thursday, March 6, 2014

Nature, Math, Avocado Potato Salad

We are all still adjusting to a different schedule, with hubbie working different hours and having different days off, these past few weeks are moving slower, we are still getting much done, learning, exploring but working on finding our new rhythm as we all adjust.

We spent time outdoors...nature is budding everywhere. Our son is gathering yard items and constructing tools, forts, magic made up potions and spells. Hay is being cut and baled...I will never tire of seeing tractors or smelling fresh cut hay. It is a heartfelt reminder that we are where we were meant to be, out of the big city.

Every time we gear up to head to San Diego and know we will visit Seaworld or the beach or tide pools everyone sparks new interests in the ocean, species, plants, animals, weather, tides...everything and so we revisit these studies, learning more new things each time. This time hermit crabs and a marine biology video and a few books.

Our daughter continues on her Japanese lessons, today learning colors and animals. She is very devoted immersing herself in her lessons daily.

Everyone looked at math stories....they just make math more fun.

A simple lunch with a new vegan recipe of Avocado Potato Salad with some Veggie Cheese 'steak' sandwiches (sauteed onions, green bell peppers, mushrooms on a roll with garlic mayo and mozzarella, toasted in the oven).

And into the late afternoon...momma retreats to finish up work for the day while quiet reading is happening and sleepy puppies take time to nap.  Plans are being hatched to play a few board games before dinner and to watch one of the many Studio Ghibli movies our daughter checked out from the library. Favorites of the kids, interesting quirky stories..they are debating on which one to view tonight..should it be Kikki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, or Arriety.  Either way, snuggles, a movie, bed time stories and sleep to come this evening.
A beautiful day.

 We watched Reef Life of Andaman, then a short Hermit Crab video. Our son then constructed his own mock hermit crab habitat. 

Creamy Avocado Potato Salad
Uses avocado instead of mayo, what a great substitute especially with how much our family loves avocado's!

 The house is quiet, peaceful, today is a lovely slow kind of day.

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