A journal of our day to day; homesteading and homeschooling in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Noah's new playroom
Here are some pictures of Noah's new play room. I took these a couple days ago, right after all the tiles had been washed and sealed. So it was the first time all the dust and dirt had been cleaned up and the beauty of all the tiles was revealed. The picture on the left shows the tree nicely. In the picture beside it you can see the tree that frames the wall above the bathtub. Noah can't wait to take a bath in the tub. Actually we are all eager to be able to bathe and shower in our house again. Tyson is still working on grouting the whole bathroom and then I believe it has to sealed once more. The ceiling still needs to be painted. We are so excited about how it is all turning out.When it is all said and done we might stick one of the kids in here to sleep. Sounds like I'm kidding, but it is tempting. Avery has been crying a lot at night and I haven't been sleeping very well. If she is in a room with some background noise, we'd probably both sleep better.
We are a family of four (with one more on the way), living in the Arctic Boreal Forest above Fairbanks, in the Interior of Alaska. I write about our simple life and trying to keep our life simple in a day when the typical American life is anything but. When I first started writing this blog I had a toddler and a baby and we were a growing homestead. I wanted to share our day to day and all the lessons we learned along the way, from mixing our own chicken feed to goat kidding season and cheese making. As our children have grown, home schooling has really taken over and I have had to examine every aspect of our lives to keep our days simple yet fruitful. These days you will still find me posting and sharing pictures of our chickens and garden, berry picking and salmon processing. I also hope to be writing about home schooling decisions and lessons as well as other interests and hobbies the kids and I explore. Reader interest and feedback is what keeps me writing, so please leave lots of comments!
The here and now of our homestead is what I'm writing about. Compelled by a sense that we are participating in something significant, heading back to our roots... this is my attempt to share what we are learning along our journey. For those of you on similar paths, whether you are raising kids, a flock of chickens, a couple goats or run a farm, well I'm hoping to learn from you as well, so feel free to put in your two cents!