Yes You May Have a Pony

Meet Kirby.
Alison raised this little froglet from a batch of tadpoles we bought from North Carolina last June. As soon as school let out for the long stretch of free time, we searched and found a vendor that specialized in Carolina Bullfrogs. It took three excruciating weeks and by the time [...]

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Verb Conjugations = The Suck.

Verb Conjugations = The Suck. – January 28, 2010
Alison and Henry are in a dual immersion program at school which means that since kindergarten, they’ve been immersed in Spanish.  Everything they do and learn in school (from math to science, from language arts to history) is in Spanish.  Now that Alison is in the 4th [...]

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Bread Crumbs

Bread Crumbs, January 17, 2010
My two little girls love to kick off their shoes and socks as soon as we cross the threshold of our front  door.  Like two little Gretels, they leave their shoes and socks strewn about, dotting like floor like a trail of bread crumbs.   Every day it’s a constant game [...]

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Work at Home

6 p.m., January 11, 2010
Alison is in this year’s school play which means that our afternoon schedule has to shift and move to accommodate everyone’s activities.  Most days start off with everyone parting ways in the a.m. only to reunite around 6 p.m.  Luckily, Alison is a really good student who manages to balance everything: [...]

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We spent Christmas in Colorado, and the kids were able to experience SNOW for the very first time! Before we left, Alison and her best friend exchanged gifts. Can you believe that they both knit each other scarves? Talk about serendipity!

Serendipity, January 2009

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Farewell, Summer!

Dear Summer,
Thank you for a great season. For the extra moments to linger in bed before greeting the day. For the long stretches of daylight and cool summer evenings. For backyard camping and peanut butter s’mores. For chocolate covered bacon and popcorn at the county fair. For sand in [...]

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