This summer I made reservations to go to Roberts pool in Oakland every Sunday for a month and a half. The pool is located in a redwood forest, is always the perfect temperature and inexpensive. It made for a perfect late summer activity when the bay area begins to warm up.
Making summer plans and they are not what I would have expected. However it will be a time of slow engaging learning and reflection. We have made a few plans and many aspects of our life will stay the same. We enjoy our families rhythms and being together.
Looking forward to watching, reading and making all kinds of new things!
We decided as a family to watch the Muppet Show and a documentary t.v. show called “Steven Fry in America” with six episodes entitled New World, Deep South, Mississippi, Mountains and Plains, True West and Pacific. I am very much looking forward to both of those!
I imagining on the warm days that we will have to set up in Lakeside park with read aloud books and toys to while away the afternoons. Just finished The Cricket in Times Square and the Fairies of Nutfolk Wood. Currently in the middle of the My Fathers Dragon series. Next up is Thimble Summer and anything by Elizabeth Enright. I found three out of four of her Melendy books in the ThriftBooks web store and I know Emma Clover is going to be thrilled when they arrive.
We will continue doing math most mornings with her and have incorporated some free writing time so that she can see what that feels like. She has so much to say, I think that she will learn to have so much to write as well.
Emma has been playing MineTest (open source Minecraft) and is having the best time building and exploring. I have embraced this kind of gaming as Emma needs to have adventures!
I love the flannel pajamas that I got at the beginning of winter. They are soft and cozy and it feels so nice to have a set. Lately the weather has not been warm but I recall summer days and nights that are so hot in our apartment that clothes seem unnecessary. It would be nice to have light summer pjs and I have my eyes on the Salter House collection for when those days come around. The cotton pajamas in rose print are my favorite (for sleep) but I also think that the night dress styles would be perfect for lounging about.