2015 Goes On!

And without any sort of notice it was over! But not without some exuberant amount of photos… so please enjoy the light hearted overflow! 

Goldie Bloks with Daddy

Goldie Bloks with Daddy

Hello Kitty for life

Hello Kitty for life

Aunty Renee Awesome with Miss E

Aunty Renee Awesome with Miss E

Impromptu arts center.

Impromptu arts center.

Science in the kitchen

Science in the kitchen

A visit at the Novak's

A visit at the Novak’s

Lunch out with Ken!

Lunch out with Ken!

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Minnesotan's REALLY love their Ranch??

Minnesotan’s REALLY love their Ranch??

Embrace the colour!

Embrace the colour!

Batgirl with homemade weapons.

Batgirl with homemade weapons.

United Noodle RUN!

United Noodle RUN!

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AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY!!! Congrats Shandai and Ravyn we love you!

AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY!!! Congrats Shandai and Ravyn we love you!

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Our play anywhere any time girl

Our play anywhere any time girl

Reading and more!

Reading and more!

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Sewing!

Sewing!

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January, a Month on Reflection

Well I have to say it didn’t take reflection to realize that THIS January was a much easier month for the adults and disappointing for the kids. Of course, I am talking about the weather, no Arctic chill, but also not much in the way of truly useful (for play) substantial snow! At least getting to “Jesus School” on Sundays was much easier on the family. Frigid rides in the van in the early morning is never a blast.IMAG1127

But I get ahead of myself – We ran in the new year (well partied until the evening) with Renee’s family and friends at her folks’ hobby farm. There was kids to play with, amazing snacks to munch on and entertaining adult company. Absolutely no complaints here! Though we did not make midnight. It may be another year or two before Miss Echo can handle being out and about and HAPPY at midnight.IMAG0999

Jeffrey!

Jeffrey!

IMAG0994Our first weekend AFTER New Years was of course Home Depot… Echo starts up after August if you believe it! If you have NOT checked into this free activity (on both sides of the border no less) please do! Ages for this one are suggested 5-12. Such cute little sleds!

Sleds!

Sleds!

We had visitors in our new year… notably Cousin Robbie who is always willing for a quick game with the kids before settling down to playing adults only.102_0235

Enjoyed our gingerbread houses as decoration well past season…102_0236

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102_0251And found the time to learn something about the world through Little Passports!

SPAIN

SPAIN

And a Wild Kratts!

Under the Frozen Pond!

Under the Frozen Pond!

I think 2015 was well begun with creativity on all sides!

by Emanuel

by Emanuel

Cross stitch by Gavin for his God Mommy back home!

Cross stitch by Gavin for his God Mommy back home!

With January also came our revisit of all things China and Chinese New Year. You can see our China resource page for this year’s studies HERE. I am going to have to think this through to really find a way to make a whole new unit for next year!!!102_0258

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IMAG1246Definitely a different winter from last year when we had mountains of snow followed by biting cold!!IMAG1182

Yup fast forward through January… onto February… but first… check out the picture over flow HERE for this month with more silly goodness.IMAG0988

Field Trip Overflow And More

Ok WOW this has been here a while without posting (like last year prepped and not quite posted)… talk about a look back… long hair on me and tiny Echo! Well better late than never! A bit of a filler before I get the January reflection up and running. So enjoy the glance back at our fun in Minnesota!

There is just too much to see and do in Minnesota and we plan to do our best to share it all!!! Enjoy the overflow.

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I had to do these two pictures as Scouts is new and so much fun for our Emanuel! So anything about them interests him!

I had to do these two pictures as Scouts is new and so much fun for our Emanuel! So anything about them interests him!

Checking out an old fashioned nurser

Checking out an old fashioned nursery

An old projector

An old projector

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The house through the years had some amazing variety in cultures that had lived there!

The house through the years had some amazing variety in cultures that had lived there!

You can see the capital building from here!

You can see the capital building from here!

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Learning all about how the Native Americans utilized the bison.

Learning all about how the Native Americans utilized the bison.

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COMO ZOO

Bison

Bison

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View from the top

View from the top

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