Weeks Jan. 29 – Feb. 16

Watching utility workers do work on the power lines. Very exciting!

A craft project we did together – early spring wreath. The thing in the middle is a felt snowdrop flower.

Writing in Spanish

We found an owl pellet on one of our nature walks.


“Flying Wild Eyes”

Oregon grape

Steller’s jay


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!