Save the Date!
Deep in the Heart of AO, AmblesideOnline's 2016 Conference, will be at the Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center in Waxahatchie, TX from Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21.
“Beauty in art is truth bathed in the impression, the emotion that is received from nature.... Seek truth and exactitude, but with the envelope of sentiment which you felt at first. If you have been sincere in your emotion you will be able to pass it on to others.”How much more to give words and a mind like this to our kids!
Her adroitness in getting over many a dangerous crisis has been much praised by historians; but, possibly, this saving grace was not adroitness so much as the tact born of qualities proper to all who are set in authority––the meekness of one who has been given an appointed work, the readiness to take counsel with herself and with others, the perception that she herself was not the be-all and the end-all of her functions as a queen, but that she existed for her people, and the quick and tender open-minded sympathy which enabled her to see their side of every question as well as her own––indeed, in preference to her own. These are the qualities proper to every ruler of a household, a school, or a kingdom.To expect a child of young age to always simply obey while shutting out any and all opportunities to grow and learn is downright dehumanizing. And we don't have to look far to realize it is a symptom of our society that says children don't belong in the real world, they are incapable of doing real things and are merely to be tolerated and set in front of a TV or an ipad.
|Delicious Almond Butter|
|They really work!|
|Lovely paintings ;)|
|My favorite booth at the fair - Yum!|
|Someone brought Free Cotton Candy run on a generator! A+ on the report card this year for this family :)|
|Boys organizing sparring matches with their newly purchased wooden swords.|
|Littles watching the mock battle about to start that ensued shortly after the sparring matches.|
|Girls doting on a friend's baby girl|
|Girls now putting their handmade headband on baby girl :)|