today i thought i would share "a day in the life" of the mcconnell family. got this idea from my boulder homeschooling yahoo group. i love reading about the days of other unschooling families so i thought i would post mine here as a regular feature.
8:00 am- wake up. cuddle in bed, make beds, boys get dressed
8:30am-downstairs to make breakfast. bacon, eggs, toast, coffee, and kombucha. the boys help with breakfast.
9:45am-outside to take care of the chickens. we play in the rain and the muck for a while and then head back inside.
10:30am-make our "chicken books" on snapfish. the boys got a camera for their birthdays, and we have been working on a project compiling pictures and information about chickens. we had been reading a few books about chickens, plus looking up information online. we all decided that we wanted to create our own "chicken book!" each of the boys made their own book selecting photos from the hundreds we had taken.
noon- make lunch, boys sword fighting
12:30pm-eat ham and cheese sandwiches, raw milk and egg smoothies, apples
1-2pm--clean up a bit around the house while kids play marble whacker. we then put together foam airplanes and paint them with acrylic paints.
2pm-nurse claire to sleep. can't believe she has not slept at all yet!
2pm-4pm- boys and i play dominoes, drink tea, have snacks. i go up to claire 2x while she sleeps to nurse her back to sleep! while i am upstairs with her, the boys make their own snacks. then they decorate the house with toilet paper rolls hanging from the string on the blinds. plus they have toilet paper roll fights. i read and nap a bit!
4pm- we play pirates.
4:30pm-start making dinner. chicken soup w/ veggies. liam and patrick help.
5:20pm-we all go outside to lock up the coop.
5:30-6:30pm-liam and i do an activity book while patrick plays with claire. matt comes home.
7:30-9pm-treasure hunt, uno, and story time
9:46-? computer time for mama!