Stomp. Slam. Sigh

It’s the end of the school year.

STOMP. STOMP. STOMP. STOMP.

and my almost nine year old daughter is looking for a pair of shorts.

STOMP. STOMP. STOMP. STOMP.

Upstairs.

SLAM. SLAM.

and she’s “pissed” because I have not yet done the laundry this week.

Sigh.

I prefer to remember her this way right now.

Blowing Bubbles.

Willing to wear a floppy “Flap-Happy” Ridiculous rainbow striped hat and foofie bikini uncaring of how she looked and whether or not her momma remembered to wash her “favorite” shorts.

Oh Look – here she is again in braids and a long precious white dress and bare feet that she would not be caught dead in today.

Back then she did not even know how to STOMP.

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Summer Vacation

Yesterday I attended my son’s last day of school for summer vacation and I wanted to share these precious photographs.

Both of my kids go to a Waldorf School.  I am a huge advocate- not because I think it’s THE way, but because it totally works for myself and my family.

I wanted the next best thing to homeschooling, and I wanted a kind, nurturing, and conscientious atmosphere that they would spend the next eight-ten years of their life in. I love the philosophy which you can read about here, and I am incredibly moved and inspired by the children who graduate from Waldorf Education.  I’ve decided to try to write a little series about why i love Waldorf so I will try to post those in the coming weeks/months.

Yesterday I got to participate in the “Rainbow Bridge” ceremony for those who will cross over into the first grade so Shaw was saying goodbye to many of his good friends that he spent the year with (Shaw will still be in Kindergarten next year because he is not yet of age to enter the first grade).  If you are interested in the Rhode Island Waldorf School and want to know more you can visit their website and blog  ( where at the top of the page you can read an article I wrote about my own experience in a Waldorf School while growing up in Michigan).

I CAN’T believe it’s SUMMER VACATION ALREADY!!!!

Preparing the rainbow bridge

Shaw "working" through play... his favorite thing to do!

The Boys