25 November 2008

Pashmina and bindis on a rainy day

Today it's raining. There's a large cloud of mist in the valley below where the Bozenkill runs. We need some more exercise but with the cold outside and the treadmill not yet hooked up, we're not getting enough. I've been keeping Savannah busy with homeschooling. We're continuing our daily reading and writing lessons and she does a lot of activities related to the seasons or holidays. Today we learned about the pilgrims' voyage on the Mayflower and how their lives in Plymouth contrasted to the Wampanoag, or native people already living in Massachusetts, who helped them survive their first winter. Savannah was mostly interested in the Mayflower as ships are one of her favorite things to learn about due to her interest in pirates.

She also cut out ten place cards for Thanksgiving with her cousins (fine motor skill development) because she wanted to bring something that she made herself.

Savannah received some Indian bindis from her Aunt Megan today so she picked out her favorites and got decorated with them and a pashmina from my closet (that her Dearest brought back for me from a trip to Nepal 7 or 8 years ago). Here's the little princess all dressed up.

I can't believe how she's the spitting image of me when I was her age. If I could find a pair of bright red or green corduroy bell-bottoms in her size and a wooly lamb jacket, we'd be twins.

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