Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ebony and ivory are for the birds

Beautiful, beautiful day. Got to focus on all things fun.

The boys have not left their Kinex.



The girls build a reflector oven and are waiting to see if their eggs will actually cook.



And I got the really weird job. Our friend, Jimmie, cut off his dreads several months ago and gave them to the kids. We have contemplated the best use of them for some time (Make key chains out of them and use them as a Haiti fundraiser? Sew them together and make a wig? Donate them to Dreads of Love?). Then, after one son buzzed all his hair off last week, we knew we had to add the dreadies to the pile, which will be scattered through tree branches. Perfect nesting material for birds.

My son is Haitian. Jimmie is albino. Ebony and ivory. LOVE IT!

9 comments:

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

This brings big smiles!! I love it!

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

I saw a similar project done by some Girl Scouts somewhere. They took those grapevile hollow balls & stuffed them with bits & pieces of things like hair, fabric (cotton/fleece/flannel) scraps, cotton balls, polyfill, yarn & ribbon scraps. Then they hung the balls in their backyard for the birds to use to build nests. Once the balls were empty, the girls went on a nature hunt to see if they could spot the bird nests with the findings in it.

Darcel said...

I've enjoyed reading through your blog. Looks like a very nice day.

Cammie said...

I can't help but be grossed out by that! The hair part, not the k'nex or reflector oven part.

Givans Family said...

LOVE IT!!!! Unschooling is sooooo beautiful! If only my kids didn't break all their stuff or lose it, sigh.

Jessi Hacker said...

this is awesome! Made me smile! Thank you!

kristal said...

totally unrelated to the ebony and ivory, unschooling, dredalicious beauty happenin here.....christine (or anyone) can you remind me about the "tapping" you do with your kids? is that what it's called? i remember mar letting you video her doing it and you posting it but for the life of me i can't find it in your archives. any info on this technique would be GREAT! thanks!!

Christine said...

Kristal, Lisa is the one who did the video: http://lisajordanpuddin.blogspot.com/2009/01/videos_13.html

kristal said...

sorry, christine! my mistake. thanks so much for the quick response!!