Week Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Bodi’s brother’s birthday isn’t until March but he decided to make him this birthday card.

Exploring deer paths

Taking down our autumn decorations

Bodi made a map of all the light switches in his grandparents’ house.



Admiring our homemade Advent calendar


Weeks Oct. 30 – Nov. 10

“Nibble, nibble, gnaw, who is nibbling at my little house?”

The universe and a little black cat

The universe and a wizard

Building a network of boards to balance on

He translated the song “Sakura” into his “special French”

First successful domino rally done all by himself


First successful marble run built all by himself

Playing with clay

Clay cow his dad made

We tried to go on a group lantern walk, but right after I took this photo, Bodi noticed a dog in the crowd and started screaming. So we had to leave.

I wanted to capture just how profound Bodi’s obsession with telephone poles is, so I made this five-minute tour of his sketchbook.

Week Oct. 23-27

Over the past few weeks we have been reading the story of Hansel and Gretel. We decided to make a model of the witch’s house, which we will eat on Halloween. Bodi was pretty fascinated with the process of making it. He also loves the story and has been drawing pictures of some of the scenes.

The “D” in “Dear Mamu,” is part of the picture of the witch coming out of her house to get Hansel and Gretel.

Gretel getting onto the little white duck to cross the river

Hansel and Gretel eating the witch’s house

Hansel dropping pebbles on the path into the forest

He wrote me a letter about eating the witch’s house.

Planting garlic

The large “H” is embellished with a pumpkin, a pumpkin pie, a slice of pie and another pumpkin.

Wet-on-wet painting – just red.

Reading a book about gnomes

Playing piano strings

Bodi’s “special French”

“Frère Jacques” lyrics translated into Bodi’s “special French” and illustrated. Note the sky and house have faces!

Weeks Sept. 25 – Oct. 13

Sensory integration breakthrough! Usually Bodi has a strong aversion to touching sticky, messy things but was finally willing to try mixing dough by hand. He loved it!

Sewing on an airplane.

This is the first time Bodi has shown any interest in a colouring book.

Inspecting culverts

Processing apples for apple cake

Poking holes in conkers

Threading conkers to make a dragon

Conker dragon pull toy

Windy autumn day kite-flying

Washrag folding like a pro

Finding stars within the apple core

Weeks Sept. 11-22

Puddle splashing

We went on a walk to collect autumn treasures.

Playing with acorn and walnut shell boats

We made a mobile with some of the autumn treasures.

Bodi’s first wet-on-wet watercolour painting. Just yellow!

Checking out the insides of the piano

Happy with his new set of math cards

Happy birthday, Bodi!

Cake gazing

Week Sept. 4-8

A chickadee came into our house for a visit.

Bodi’s first finger knitting! He made this rainbow rope with my help.

Putting cukes into the crock

Mixing the brine, it’s pickle time!

Making sourdough

Modelling clay

Shelter from the rain – Juan de Fuca

An almost-six-year-old in an Ergo!

How you make smores during a fire ban…

Slugs feasting

Mystic Beach, Juan de Fuca

Writing sample

Happy Summer!

We’ll be signing off the blog for the summer now, as the school year comes to an end. Stay tuned for more in September!

We leave you with Bodi playing his version of Ravel’s Bolero.