Tuesday, May 18, 2010


One of my very favorite things about homeschooling is the freedom to decide that today we will forego our normal routine, and instead make some memories (educational memories of course!).   It's a dark and spring time soaking rain kind of day.  The kind of day that makes you want to snuggle under a blanket with a good book.  So, we decided to do just that this morning!  Some of the most well-worn books on our shelves are the Little House series.  They have been read through more times than I could count. But, our littlest Boo is just starting to enjoy hearing the stories, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be enjoying them again through the eyes of a four-year-old hearing these cherished stories for the first time!    So I pulled out this set of paper dolls that I have had stashed away in my cabinet waiting for just the right time to be loved on.  I have such wonderful memories of playing paper dolls with my sisters when I was young (I thought of you Jennie when I bought these!) - what a treasure to enjoy that with my own daughters now.
As we study through American History this year, we have come to the time of the westward expansion and the pioneer days, so this fits in perfectly with our history lessons.
And now Banana can help during read-aloud time.
and it's rather important to line up your dolls so that they can hear the story too.
Punkin has been working on some of her drawing techniques lately.  Of course, that would be drawings of horses.  She picked up a new drawing book (she has approximately 129 books on drawing horses), but she has made some noticeable progress lately with this one, working on shading.
Pretty impressive, huh? She is such a talented artist.


Jennie said...

Awesome drawing Kirsten - great job.
Where did you get those paper dolls? I need to get them. I just finished reading the whole set of Little House books again myself. I still have mine from when I was little.

Wendy said...

I absolutely LOVED the Little House series when I was younger too--I would read for hours! And, Kirsten--wonderful, wonderful drawings! My new assistant has a horse, Sez. I hope to visit the stables soon to see all the horses (they have 10); I don't know that a girl ever outgrows her love for horses :)!

Nana said...

Kirsten has many talents. Great drawings Kir. Funny that Pa doesn't look like Michael Landon? Guess he wasn't really the real Pa? jk. We had a rainy day yesterday. Love a rainy day.

Karen said...

Kirsten, your horse drawings are wonderful! I'm glad our rainy days are behind us; we had two weeks of mostly rainy days and it got old after that long...