Sartorial Saturday–Hufflepuff

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;

Turkey and Bunny may outnumber me with their Ravenclaw harlequins, but I’m still a proud Hufflepuff!

I also have the perfect accessories for this print, including two different (and different-toned) Splendette stacks. I’m so glad they recently released some new colors, and especially GLITTER, Duchess Bangles!

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve worn some variation of this outfit recently,,, the colors and harlequin pattern are so fun, and I love being able to share this sartorial geekery with my children!

Sartorial Saturday–House (Harlequins) Party

“‘For I’m the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There’s nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can’t see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be…
So put me on! Don’t be afraid!
And don’t get in a flap!
You’re in safe hands (though I have none)
For I’m a Thinking Cap!'”

I was going to leave well enough alone, and just get Turkey and Bunny pieces from Pinup Girl Clothing’s “House Harlequins” collection, but someone (Ryan), thought it was important that I share this experience with them. So, we can have a Harry Potter House Harlequins Party, even if am the lone Hufflepuff!

Sartorial Saturday–Ravenclaw

“‘Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;'” The Sorting Hat in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Bunny, the biggest fan of Harry Potter in our house, has been anxiously anticipating the release of Pinup Girl Clothing’s “House Harlequins” collection ever since I first told her about it…I don’t know, several months ago? And Turkey was also excited to hear that they were going to be releasing some men’s bowling shirts along with the various skirts, dresses, cardigans, and women’s tops that make up the collection.

Well, my two Ravenclaws are very happy to finally have their Blue House Harlequins! Bunny got another Little Jun skirt, which is the same style as her Lady Wrestlers skirt. I also got her a pair of cobalt hoop earrings to go with it, and she already had a Ravenclaw bracelet, which is the perfect accessory!

Trying to take pictures of the two of them is always interesting, and has been since they were toddlers. There was photobombing, hugging that looked more like strangling, sassing, and general goofing around. In short, they’re siblings, and have fun tormenting both each other and their mother, but at least they look stylish while they’re doing it!

2016-17 School Year–Week Twenty-Three

Well, February is finally over, so there is that!

It was still a long week. We learned about Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. More quadratic equations and fractions in math. Turkey and Bunny have continued to write about historical events in writing, and Ladybug has been learning how to diagram sentences that contain a direct address. Some basic physics in science, as well as more mollusks. Nearing the end of Treasure Island, and continuing to read through Greek Myths. WWII and the Holocaust in history. We had a field trip day on Thursday, and visited the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Science Center (to see some props they have on display from the Harry Potter movies), and the Butterfly House at Faust Park, so that was a fun day (butterfly photo courtesy of Turkey).

I wish we had time for a break. Easter is pretty late this year, and Holy Week, which is our normal week for spring vacation is feeling like it’s forever and a day from now. But we’ll keep at it, I suppose, unless I get really desperate for a vacation!

Chickadee Thursday

Today was field trip day!

We had a nice long walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden, and saw a lot of pretty early spring flowers:

We stopped at the St. Louis Science Center, just to see a few props they had on display from the Harry Potter movies:

And we visited the Butterfly House at Faust Park:

Chickadee used to be afraid to go in there…she did great today, but she still got a little nervous any time a butterfly got too close!

It was a fun way to spend a Thursday in early March!