Monday, 30 September 2013

Michaelmas - Michaëli

Yesterday, we gathered with some other families to celebrate Michaelmas at our Steiner-Waldorf yurt camp.

Hier nous nous sommes rassemblés avec d'autres familles pour célébrer la Michaëli au Jardin des enfants à la yourte (camp Steiner-Waldorf).

Before heading to the yurt, we prepared some dragon shaped bread with some friends.

Avant de se rendre à la yourte, nous avons préparé du pain en forme de dragon avec des amis.

We also read some of our favourite Michaelmas stories. They are stories that speak of dragons and brave knights, shooting stars and shining swords, harvests and seasons, patience, perseverance, strength and courage and of course, archangel Michaël.

Nous avons aussi lu quelques unes de nos histoires préférées pour la Michaëli. Ce sont des histoires qui parlent de dragons et de braves chevaliers, d'étoiles filantes et d'épées qui brillent, de récoltes et de saisons, de patience, de persévérance, de force et de courage et bien sûr, de l'archange Michel.

some paper doll puppets made by Loane/ des poupées-marionnettes en papier  fabriquées par Loane

The weather was glorious! Each family had been asked to harvest a vegetable from their garden. We made a huge pot of soup with all of the different vegetables. It was delicious and warming.

Il faisait un temps magnifique! On avait demandé à chaque famille de récolter un légume de son jardin pour faire une grande soupe. Elle était délicieuse et nous a bien réchauffés.

We also shared loaves of bread and muffins that each had brought.

Nous avons aussi partagé les pains et muffins que chacun avait apportés.

The children played.

Les enfants ont joué.

We enjoyed another Michaelmas story and the children participated in a game to test their courage.

Nous avons écouté une autre histoire de la Michaëli et les enfants ont parcipé à une épreuve pour tester leur courage.

It was a wonderful way to celebrate the change of season and all that we have to share and be thankful for as a community.

Ce fut une très belle façon de célébrer le changement de saison, nos bonnes récoltes et notre communauté.

Happy Michaëlmas!

Bonne fête de la Michaëli!

Friday, 20 September 2013

This Moment

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Squam Magic

I'm back from the Taproot Gathering at Squam and it truly was magical. When you get so many creative people together in such a beautiful place to connect, learn and make, magic does happen. The energy was incredible. I feel so exhilarated. I learned new skills and made new friends. I met other homeschoolers. There were so many kindred spirits, interesting conversations and ideas being shared. I also feel very blessed to have been able to travel to and attend this event with two very dear to my heart Island friends who made the whole experience even brighter.

Thank you friends! Thank you Squam!  

Monday, 9 September 2013


I'm off to SQUAM with Sacha!!! I'll be back next week with pictures to share...

Je quitte pour SQUAM avec Sacha!!! De retour la semaine prochaine avec des photos à partager...

Happy week!

Bonne semaine!


Our sweet little boy, you are such a precious gift of life and love. Every day you give us smiles, baby laughs and warm cuddles. I try to hold on to every moment, but it's impossible to stop time. Each day, you grow and become more and more your own self and however much you change, we continue to be enamoured, seeing what a strong, beautiful, clever and gentle little person you are becoming.

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY dearest Sacha love!     

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Here is Lucie's MLB on Kalevala (grade 4 Norse Mythology) that I never got around to posting.

Voici le cahier de Lucie sur le Kalevala (mythologie nordique, 4ième classe).

Le Kalevala raconté par Madeleine Gilard