Monday, April 12, 2021

From The Easter Box


There were two of these darling chocolate chickens in the Easter Box from Dave's parents this year! They are just so charming (and super delicious) and I couldn't resist taking a picture before they were both gone! xo 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Today In Maine

 The girls had their second dance competition of the season today. This time it was in Maine. I have not crossed state lines in fourteen months and honestly it felt really weird but really good too! Our drive to Portland took just under two hours and the roads were pretty empty today which made for an easy trip! 

All the CSDS dancers killed it on that stage today! Everyone came home with either platinum or platinum pro scores! Grace and Emma's duo scored platinum and they were even invited to attend Nationals! Afterward we celebrated with our family of friends (pizza and ice cream in lovely Portland)! Two comps down, one to go! xo  

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021

Waldorf Kids In Spring


I loved capturing this sweet moment of the girls today working on their nature paintings for their art lesson this week. I just love that they love being outside and that they will often choose to do their lessons out there, or attend their class Zoom calls outside. They truly are Waldorf kids through and through! xo

Thursday, April 8, 2021

At The Village


So excited for Grace to be joining the Old Sturbridge Village family as a Junior Intern! xo 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A Peek Inside Grace's Main Lesson Book

 Since it's been awhile since I last shared what the girls are doing for lessons I thought now would be a good time to do just that!

Let's start with Grace's main lesson book from her anatomy block. 

As with most things, Waldorf teaches things so beautifully. From the way the material is brought to the children, to how the children interact with it, to the way art is brought in we just stand in awe. Honestly, I often think if I had learned material this way I would have enjoyed it so much more (and probably would have retained it better). 

On more than one occasion I told Grace "When I was in school we would have been given a worksheet and told to label it."
This drawing especially blew me away. Goodness, it's like textbook quality! 
Along with the gorgeous drawings she did wonderful descriptions of the various parts of the body that she had drawn. I didn't include those only because it would make this post even longer, but mostly because I was just really impressed with how beautifully her drawings came out! xo

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

So This Happened...


When I picked the girls up from duo practice this morning they arrived at the car and said: "Check out what Ms. Lauri gave us!" I figured it was pins from their duo so was super surprised when they showed me these plaques! We didn't think they had placed at all and were super surprised to see that they had placed third in the 13-15 lyrical age group in their division! In non-Covid times awards are given out during the comp but with the pandemic still here changes had to be made. It's one studio in at a time and generally awards are given to the studio director to be handed out at a later time. Such a lovely and unexpected surprise this morning! We are so proud! xo