The kids and I spend a lot of time on the road. We love to go on adventures. We have museum memberships, a grew t botanical garden, a lovely zoo, hiking galore and friends all over the state. We could easily waste that time in the car. Or we could make that time count!
One way we learn on the go is by using Spotify Playlists. Our curriculum has the children learning folk songs, singing hymns and completing composer studies.
Making playlists means it’s a quick click to start our “school” as soon as we get in the car in the morning!
Some of our playlists have become favorites and are asked for all day long – especially our folk songs! And I just love hearing them humming a song we’ve learned.
We follow Ambleside Online for our composer studies while picking some of our own music selections for Folk Songs and Hymns.
My parents were both in town at the same time, so we could FINALLY break the news to them! Now, you know I couldn’t just say it – we had the benefit of seeing them eye-to-eye and watching their reactions (unlike the majority of our family). They are some of the few people who knew of our on-going struggle to get pregnant and were praying fervently for us. So we convinced them to go out to dinner with us to celebrate “mother’s day” and “father’s day”, since they had been out of town for both of those holidays. We met them at P.F. Changs in downtown San Jose. We then brought of the conversation of dates for a trip to Vegas we were going to take in January …. all while having these in our laps:
I’m not quite sure what my favorite part of this audio is …
dad cutting me off when I was trying to get to the big news
the dramatic pause where we hold up their shirts
dad’s yell of “ARE YOU KIDDING?!” which resulted in the entire restaurant looking at us 🙂
Me, being too close to the secret recording, laughing and crying simultaneously through the whole thing
Mom telling the waiter when he came to give us our food
Today we heard a beautiful sound … one that left Oliver’s mouth hanging open and me struggling between smiling and crying. We heard our baby’s heartbeat – and it was the most beautiful sound in the world. Over two years of waiting … it was pure magic.
I keep hearing the lyrics to Christina Perri’s song in my head..
Heart beats fast Colors and promises How to be brave How can I love when I’m afraid To fall But watching you stand alone All of my doubt Suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer
Chorus: I have died everyday Waiting for you Darlin’ don’t be afraid I have loved you for a Thousand years I’ll love you for a Thousand more Time stands still Beauty in all she is I will be brave I will not let anything Take away What’s standing in front of me Every breath, Every hour has come to this
One step closer
Chorus: I have died everyday Waiting for you Darlin’ don’t be afraid I have loved you for a Thousand years I’ll love you for a Thousand more
And all along I believed I would find you Time has brought Your heart to me I have loved you for a Thousand years I’ll love you for a Thousand more
One step closer One step closer Chorus: I have died everyday Waiting for you Darlin’ don’t be afraid I have loved you for a Thousand years I’ll love you for a Thousand more