Planting seeds this spring!

Through the winter we have collected a variety of fruit-seeds. These were planted in little bio-pots bought at the grocery-store. You can put the pots right in the soil, when the little sprouts are showing. Less mess and less waste :)

 

 

This was the finished-result and we kept them inside for a few weeks until the weather was warmer.

Today, about a month and a half later, we planted the chive-sprouts out in my daughters flowerbed. Almost none of the other seeds has come up, it has probably been to cold at night, but one chili-sprout was taken inside and we hope to get fruit on this one! I love teaching my children about nature this way. They enjoy it so much when they get to participate :)




Fruit-trees

This spring we planted three fruit trees in what is to be a little fruit-tree-forrest in our backyard. This year we picked out one apple-tree and two different types of cherry-trees. I want this little forrest to be a place where we can play and have picnicks for those days when we want to stay at home. The children were good helpers and got to learn about the process of planting a tree.

 

The plastic-bags with pebbles in them, are for keeping the branches down, this will give the tree more fruit and the children will be able to reach the branches. In a couple of months we will take the plastic-bags off, and the branches will be shaped this way.

 



My gifts <3





On the beach

One of our favorite things to do :)

I wanted to share with you one of the activities we do as often as we can- simply because it is fun and you learn alot. The beach is great for exploring, inquiring and discovering! My children and I love to collect and learn about sea-shells,kelp,rocks, sticks, sand, leafes... you name it! Of course we enjoy it even more when the weather is warm but even on days like this, we often put on our wind-coats and go exploring by the sea. The things we collect are often used in different craft-projects. After a day on the beach we usually read or watch a movie on the things we have seen. It is very rewarding, both for me and my familiy, as we learn about Gods wonderful creation, sea-safety, changing seasons.... alot is apliable to be taught here, not to mention all of the good memories that are being made :)



 

Making an octopus!

 

 

 

 



All done! After the making, while I was cleaning up, he went and "bathed" the octopusses in the bathroom-sink... he might have heard that they live in the water :)





science-day at the zoo

The weather was beautiful and daddy had a day off from work so we all headed to the local zoo for school. Who says school is boring?! I love giving the word "school" a positive meaning to my children. The zoo is perfect for science- all the animals has signs on their cage or house that says a little bit about them, where they origin from and so on. My second grader (She just started on her 2. grade books by the way  :) ) gets to practice reading at the same time. The most important thing is that we all have fun together, the learning cames naturally that way.

 

Is she not brave?! :)

My "braveheart"

mommy and little brother meeting the lemurs

A peacock showing us his beautiful feathers- my daughter is impressed!

 

The zoo also had monkeys, suricats, pigs, rabbits, different types of reptiles and other animals. Outside there was a nice playgound for the children and benches where we could have a picknic right by, lovely! We bought an entrance-card that lasts all year, to be able to go there often.


 

 






 

Vår 17. Mai!

Hipp Hurra for landet vårt!

Mmmm...is!

Sjarmisen våres venter på 17. Mai-isen sin




Pappa og gullan

"Frk. Hansen"

En fornøyd jente!




 







 

Besøk av mormor og Jonathan

Vi har hatt min mamma og vår nevø på kjempekoselig besøk i en uke.

Gullunger med sjokolade!

 

To gode venner!

 

Mormor og mormorgullan :)

 

En herlig gutt!

 

Unseparable :)

 

Nyter nisten på en nydelig dag!

 

Pynting av sjokoladekake med bringebærmousse...mmmmm!

 

Ivrige hender :)

 

En skje + en kake= smake!

 

 

Bursdagsgutten!

 

Vår niese, nevøer og datter <3

 

Lekeland! Hvem er ivrigst?! :)

 

Bursdag nummer to, denne gangen fylte mormor år :)

 

Fornøyd :)

 

Takk for en fin uke og kom snart igjen!














En hundeutstilling gjennom en seksårings øyne

Vår datter var fotograf for dagen :)

 

 

 

 

 

 









Kveldstur med familien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 














Overprotecting?

 




 

One day I heard someone say that alot of moms just go too far in protecting their children. That this was a trend. He mentioned homeschooling when talking about this and ofcourse that got this mommys attention. I can not speak for every mommy out there but I want to raise my voice on this one. Our choice of homeschooling is part of teaching our children about life. I want my kids to feel safe and protected and STILL learn.To protect what we have been given, our children, comes as natural to us as brushing out teeth in the morning. Not only us human beings do this, you see it often in nature as well. Natural, since we are all of Gods creation. This "trend" however, that this man was talking about in such a negative manner, caught my attention because I have noticed it too. I have seen, heard and read so much these last years about mothers all around the globe realizing that there are things out there we need to guard our kids from. I am thrilled! When something fits in with the word of my Creator, I know it is the right way to go about things. This so called trend is really mommys all around the world coming back to their calling and loving it! Overprotection is a relatively word, different people put different meanings into it. Some children might needs more or a different kind of protectiong than others, it is not up to me to judge. I have two children and these two are my gifts to protect from the things in this world that will harm them. I try  making sure I dont protect them from things they will learn and benefit from, even if it might hurt a bit right there and then. Valuable lessons are learn by life itself. Jesus was not spared, but in the midst of his suffereing, his Heavenly Father, was there. The same way we have to be there for our daughters and sons, they need us to be their loving guide.

My children just got a baby-bunny .Adorable little guy. Lets say they forgot to lock him up one night. He breaks loose from his cage and a fox gets him. What do I tell my kids? Thats right! The truth. Something else would not be "protecting" but lying. the knowledge of the rabbit being eaten by a fox would hurt for a while, but they would learn lessons as well. This is just one little example of life. I dont want to protect my children from life. Things I do want to protect my children from are things of this world. I do not always believe in the phrase; "Let them just go about, they will learn from their mistakes". As a child grows into an adult, there are some things they are to learn, by trying and failing. Drugs are not one of them. Drinking or smoking is not one of them. Hanging out with people that want them no good, is not one of them. Bulimia due to being exposed to todays unattainable ideal body trough commercials and magazines, is not one of them. Cancer and heart-disease due to poor nutricial habits, is not one of them. Poor health due to sitting still playing video-games ,is not one of them. A dishonest peronality due to being lied to, is not one of them.

So, I am a mommy, I have a great responsibility. Who am I too answer to; a man who tells me to let my children experience the evil of this would because in the end, love will come out of it? Dont think I will go with that one. I know someone great, in fact He is the Greatest. His word speaks for itself.

 

Matthew 18:10 - Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Mark 9:42 - And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Psalms 127:3 - Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.

Luke 17:2 - It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.


Matthew 25:40 - And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

Matthew 18:6 - But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

 

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