To add to what Jacob said in his last post, we have been talking a lot about what home-schooling should look like for our kids. I was feeling inspired, so Audrey and I sat down and I interviewed her on her interests. Without much coaching, this kid came up with a TON of things she likes or wants to learn, or do.

Audrey's list of interests:

  • Cooking (this was at the top and mentioned several times...she really wants to do all of our meal planning and would like me to just be her sous chef)
  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Math
  • Art
  • Cleaning (whose kid is this?)
  • Playing outside
  • Sewing (she wants to try a sewing machine, and would like to make her own dresses...she also mentioned painting her own fabric for dresses)
  • Science (like what she learns at Wild Bear)
  • Photography
  • Sledding (it snowed 18" today, so it is on the brain)
  • Playing with friends
  • Dates with Mommy and Daddy (like going to the movies)
  • Writing and telling stories
  • Making her own movie
  • Mountain climbing
  • Camping
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Capoeira (We had a professional painter in the house for a week that Audrey adored, who teaches this, so now she is really interested)
  • Biking
  • Playing piano (she also wants to learn guitar, but she said piano first)
  • Playing with balls 
So, I think that gives us some ideas about where to start! My challenge is how to keep Audrey engaged, and excited doing age appropriate things while doing the same for Lorelei. Oh- and keeping my cool and excitement while managing normal sibling stuff and behavior problems. 

Here are some recent pictures:
My new favorite! The girls having a sweet sister moment.

Audrey with her buddy Eliza after dance class

Celebrating my grandmother Verna's 88th birthday