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"I just like to know," said Pooh humbly.

Have you ever had a quote that really resonated with you? This line from "Winnie the Pooh" by A.A. Milne has always stuck with me because it summarizes how I approach life. For me, the knowing involves a constant state of learning. And even in the busier phases of my life, I find myself itching to learn more about everything. So I devour more books than most adults (mostly of the non-fiction variety), I scour the internet, I read blogs and listen to podcasts, and I constantly stretch myself to learn all manner of subjects. It's what I do. It's what I've always done.

I hadn't planned on homeschooling. One of the reasons we moved to where we live is the excellent school system. But, here we are, on the brink of homeschool.

Last year I experimented with getting my kids outside daily and I also happened to read a book called "Last Child in the Woods" by Richard Louv. This book got my wheels turning. Why ar…
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Stomping in puddles: how this guy is celebrating his second birthday. Temp link to Birthday blog post in profile. #isaacistwo #simplelife #kidsandpuddles #optoutside #lifewithatoddler #isaacalexander #mohaus2017 A post shared by Cheree Moore (@mo_haus) on Apr 18, 2017 at 10:12am PDT On Isaac's actual birthday, he was happy to stomp in puddles and we decided to take him to our favorite local Mexican place, El Metate, for dinner. Isaac LOVES salsa.

At age two we thought he might still be a little young to be sung to at the restaurant, so we skipped the official birthday festivities there (they smash whip cream into your face). We still enjoyed our meal (and I didn't have to cook). Plus, salsa!
Celebrating Isaac's 2nd Birthday with our small group. #lifewithatoddler #isaacistwo #isaacalexander #smallgroup #mohaus2017 A post shared by Cheree Moore (@mo_haus) on Apr 22, 2017 at 1:56pm PDT
It was probably a good thing we skipped the singing, because on Saturday we celebrated his …

Isaac is TWO!

Another year has passed and Isaac is as endearing as ever. While Jack is a lot like Daniel and I in personality, Isaac has his own unique to him personality (Jack is unique too, just a lot more like us). And he really completes our family.

Isaac is full of laughter and personality. I know that he will grow into the comedian in our household. I can see him being the one who will tell the funniest stories, pull the biggest pranks, and keep us all on our toes.

He is incredibly lovable, but also seems to innately know how to be a little pest. A true little brother.

When he is going to do something he shouldn't or wants to annoy Jack, he will make sure whoever is on the receiving end of his pestering is paying attention. If we ignore him he won't follow through. For example, he likes to drop the remote control behind the couch, but only when we are watching.

Most of his pestering antics involve Jack. One time we watched Isaac walk over to a tower of blocks that Jack had been build…