This week in pictures:October 30-November 5

Mana my 4 year old in our first fruiting avocado tree!

Mana my 4 year old in our first fruiting avocado tree!

One of the most exciting things that has happened in the last couple of weeks is harvesting the very first avocados from a tree that we planted from seed(well,actually it planted itself in our compost!).Here Mana is sitting in the tree while looking for avos ready to pick!

 

Fruits of the Land

Fruits of the Land-apple banana and avocado from our farm

My husband River takes care of the new gardens that are just below the ponds where he is raising tilipia fish.The overflow from the ponds keeps the beds watered and fertilized with all the fish poop!

My hubbie River tending the garden.

My hubbie River tending the garden.

A picture of the bed my hubbie bought for my 41st birth day!We have never had a ‘real’ bed before.We had a mattress on a plywood platform for the last 11 years and now we have this gorgeous hardwood carved sleigh bed!I do feel a little guilty that we bought a new bed that was made in Indonesia…actually really guilty but I’m trying to get over that.Two downsides:I used to store tubs of fabric under our old bed and now there is no room for anything other than fabric dust(but according to Feng Shui you are not supposed to have stuff under your bed.)The other downside:our 4 year old who had been sleeping through the night in the bunkbed he shares with sister has now decided that our bed is way nicer and is waking us up every night to join us.Ugh!

My 41st Birthday bed!

My 41st Birthday bed!

Halloween at the school:sad to see almost all store bought cooperate costumes,but happy I can hand make my kids costumes with eco fabrics!

Little Red Riding Hood in the school Halloween parade in a sea of store bought costumes.

Little Red Riding Hood in the school Halloween parade in a sea of store bought costumes.

A big storm came through on Halloween(trick or treating in torrential rains anyone?)and brought heavy snowfall on Mauna Kea!

First big snow of the season!Super early this year.

First big snow of the season!Super early this year.

After working with Dad in the garden Mana brought a worm back and made a home for him.It was a nice spontaneous home school moment in learning the letter in ‘worm’.

Mana and his pet WORM!

Every Saturday for the last several months my daughter and son have been taking dance in Hilo.Center Stage Dance just moved to this historic old building in downtown and this was our first Saturday at the new location.The building is 3 stories and incredible!I asked some parents when we arrived if they knew the history but no one did.There is a cool balcony where they have chairs and a couch set up so you can hang out and watch class and I was so intrigued by the solid craftsman ship and architecture.In the front of the room there appeared to be some kind of a dais,where a three seat throne of sorts was.At one point in the ballet class there was a commotion on the street and a Veteran’s Day parade started right outside the windows.Needless to say the girls were very distracted!I asked Miss Pam the amazing teacher if she knew the history and she said she believed it was originally build as a Masonic Lodge.That made perfect sense.I found out it was built in 1908-1910.If you are interested in the history you can read a bit in the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilo_Masonic_Lodge_Hall-Bishop_Trust_Building

The new dance studio in a historic building.Ballet class was interrupted by a Veteran's Day parade that started right outside the studio

 

 

 

Little sister of Ela's ballet classmate watching the parade .

Little sister of Ela's ballet classmate watching the parade .

In between classes we took a walk the next block over to the Walikuku River bridge and checked out the scenery.I have a fascination with the decay of old bridges and buildings…

Kua my 11,almost 12 yr old looking ot over the Wailuku River and waterfalls.

Kua my 11,almost 12 yr old looking ot over the Wailuku River and waterfalls.

 

Waterfall on the Wailuku River as seen from the Wailuku Bridge downtown Hilo.

Waterfall on the Wailuku River as seen from the Wailuku Bridge downtown Hilo.

 

Moss and ferns growing out of the side of the Wailuku Bridge,light dancing in the river below.

Moss and ferns growing out of the side of the Wailuku Bridge,light dancing in the river below

 

I have a thing about decay....

I have a thing about decay....

 

Mossy Bridge with the blue sky and green foliage above.

Mossy Bridge with the blue sky and green foliage above.

And after a nice walk around downtown we went back for Kua’s bboy class.Quite a shift from ballet but I love them both so much!

Bboy class-notice the cool balcony where you can hang out and watch the class!

Bboy class-notice the cool balcony where you can hang out and watch the class!

 

I took about 200 pictures in the new dance studio yesterday!It is almost impossible(for me anyway,til I figure out my camera bit more)to get good pics of the bboy class!These guys are phenomenal dancers,and super great kids!

Overall,this was a a good week.I did get very sick after Halloween..trick or treating in the cold rain,with Ela’s sick friend,was not a great idea but was too fun anyway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements