Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Day in the Life at Playschool

Sadie's regular get-up at school.

 A little quiet puzzle time.

Upstairs for some group fun. Getting some blanket tossing lessons.


And back down.

Toss the hunter...

Actually, it was explained that this is how hunters looked out for animals to hunt in the wide open expanse of the village landscape. Tossed up, up high for a better vantage point.

They loved tossing that bear!

Ancient native face masks were created. Some kids made hats and others only got as far as putting glue on a paper plate.

Sadie loves handing out the snack and leading the prayer.

end the day with some seriously fun sledding...backwards!

Rink Rats

Headin' over to the rink.

Mr. Hotmop


Luke pulls the kids.


Rainbow Rain Expirement

Shaving cream, water and food coloring...

...makes a rainbow.

It also makes mad scientists.

And rainbow rain.

Sadie's Valentine's

Sadie made all her valentines this year. She insisted on writing all her school mate's names. It was her idea to use an apple to print a heart. It was a multi-day project.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Duffy Family Outdoor Games

 The Duffy Family Outdoor Games began about 10:30 at the Glen Alps trailhead. In 30-40 mph winds we all hiked out to Powerline Valley.

Very drifty and windy!

The girls still wanted to crawl around and pretend to be cats.

Maren and David changed into ski gear and off they went... 

...downhill to Prospect.

Sadie hopped back in the sled and I ran her back to the car.

We couldn't resist a little "cliff jumping" off the high drifts and berms. We drove down to Prospect and timed it just right to watch David and Maren skiing out the trail.

From Prospect, I ran to the Basher Trailhead and home. 
Lots of post-holing, crawling and slipping involved! Warm and windy!

Looking back towards Prospect. The lower trail where I ran and the upper trail where David and Maren skied. Super fun OUTDOOR GAMES and we took FIRST place!

Sledding Fun

Maren gets some big air.

True to Sadie's style, she sleds backwards.


David up high.

Ride 'em cowgirl!

Sled racer

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birch Trees by Maren Duffy

Birch trees lean against the sky.
They sway in the night time breeze.
The air is heavy.
The frost is fiercely freezing to the branches.
The bark is gently flaking to the ground.
Snow looks crystallized as a diamond.
The night sky shimmers with stars.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Ice Fishing

Maren and her class ice fished today on Jewel Lake.

As the old saying goes "the worst day of fishing beats a day at school."

Ski into the Sun

Quiet space, quiet mind.

Charlie and I had an awesome ski as it got light this morning. We strayed off the trail and onto the frozen bog for some lovely views.

Which way to go?

The view of Wolverine Peak from the bog.

We skied right into the sun light which made for LONG morning shadows.

Food Museum

Sadie used her dry cereal to create ( from L to R) a turtle, a flower and a cat. She instructed me to let it be; it was a food museum and on display for all to enjoy. It lasted until dinner time.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Snowy Hike

Off they go, almost out of sight.

Running , running still...

checking back to make sure we follow.

My little pink snow bunny.