Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real -11 April 2013

pretty, happy, funny, real
For the last month every Wednesday we've been heading down to Almonte for a textile class for Ella.  It's organized by the homeschool group in Ottawa.  Ella's been having a great time.  Last week they dyed some yarn.
I really like the way Ella's yarn turned out, very spring-like.  The girls used Kool Aid.  Ella's really flushed in this picture because she'd been running around with the other kids like a wild thing.  I think this is what I love best about homeschooling.  The other kids just enfold Ella into the group (even though she's new) .  When Ella tries to play with public school kids they look at her like she has 3 heads and then walk off being bitchy and talking about her.  I get tired of trying to explain their behaviour to Ella.  She takes it so to heart.

Almonte is a pretty little town along the Mississippi River.  Ella's class takes place in the beautiful old town hall.
Almonte 3
So this week after class, we decided to play 'tourist'.
Almonte 2
They have a great walk way along the river.  Ella was amazed at the rushing water.  I get really nervous in these situations.  The rushing water makes me feel dizzy and very unsafe.
Almonte actually has a power generation station.  With this powerful of a river, it's a good idea.  Ella was surprised how much colder it felt down here by the rushing water.
Almonte 5
Almonte is also the home town of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball.  They have this cool bronze hanging out downtown.

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