We love to tell stories here. Whether it's a made-up story, a story from the past, or a story from a book, stories are a huge part of our family. So when I had been thinking of what to do for Creation Station this week, I thought it would be really neat for C and B to create their own storybook featuring them (and consequently me as well)!
Who else had an awesome childhood?
I feel extremely lucky to have grown up the way I did. Not only did we live out in the middle of no where, but so did my grandparents, my aunt and uncle, and my cousins. My grandparents own a farm, which proved to be an excellent place to play.
My cousins, little brother, and I spent every summer at the farm. The farmhouse itself is amazing. It was built well over 100 years ago and has so many stories to tell. Upstairs are the bedrooms, one of which was the bedroom of my mom, and another the room where my grandfather (her father) was born. Tucked away in a drawer is an old box that is the home to my great-grandma's long and beautiful brown curls from her first haircut. There are the dog-tags from my grandpa's brother who died when he was just 20 years old.
What can you do on a rainy day? Bring the water inside of course!
Our son is a really creative kid. He usually has very elaborate imaginary games going on with his sister, all the creation of his imagination. Whether they're firefighters running around putting out the fires set by dragons in the yard, or they're superheros saving the world from coyotes, or they're hunters trying to shoot a big buck, C usually has something going on. B is starting to have that same creative imagination- she enjoys a good roll-around-and-pretend-you're-a-dog time too.
I love learning. About everything. Really! Reading, watching videos, learning, and sharing my learning is one of my favorite hobbies. Somewhere along the lines of my own journey, a love for learning was instilled in me and has stuck. My hope is that my children grow up in an environment in which creativity, play, and a love for learning are all embraced.
My four-year-old and three-year-old are full of life, energetic, and so excited to learn. To embrace this and to encourage them to continue to grow and build this excitement, we dedicate a part of our day every day to "Creation Station".
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