miscellaneous updates

Staying Warm, Etc.

Staying Warm, Etc.

It is cold here.  So this is how we spent our week. One warm day.  We had this one warm Sunday two weeks ago, before the temperatures plummeted and the snow began to fall.  We went to the playground in our shirt sleeves.  It was amazing.  And fleeting. Snow day!  Our President’s Day weekend was very […]

A Week of Brave Things

A Week of Brave Things

In the spirit of getting out of the house more, we maybe overdid it this week.  Some balance may be in order.  But still, by the end of the week we were happier, and I felt brave. On Monday we hit our local library story time for the first time since spring.  I can’t wait […]

A Handful of Things

A Handful of Things

We’ve been a bit homebound, what with the recovering and the newborn, the colds and the freezing weather. Lucy spent half of the week crying, leaving me no choice but to join her on a number of occasions.  But one day it was 57, so I got out of the house.  I bought a pair […]

A Snapshot

A Snapshot

When we woke up this morning, it was 12 degrees outside, and three out of four of us couldn’t complete a sentence without coughing.  January has never been my favorite month, so I’m glad this one is almost over.  I tried to be positive yesterday by saying that at least it is the dead of […]

Fall-ish Things

Fall-ish Things

I’m making Henry a teepee for Christmas, a project I started in June and should have finished in September.  But here it is, mid-November, and I am still just “almost done.”  And by “almost done,” I mean that I have done a lot of it and still have some—inevitably more than I think—to go. It […]

On the Last Day of September…

On the Last Day of September…

If this blog is ever going to see the light of day again, I need to just stop waiting for a) something interesting to say, or b) pictures to be downloaded and organized from various cameras and phones, then uploaded to WordPress.  Today I’m in the midst of a nice quiet space while Henry naps, […]

Our Busy Warm Months

Our Busy Warm Months

I keep reading all these blog posts and emails where people say they are really doing summer, and doing it well.  I am a little jealous, because I could not say the same for us.  We are really doing too much right now, finding ourselves at the end of a perfectly nice summer (85! Delightful!) and scrambling to make […]

Things We Are Into, August Edition

Things We Are Into, August Edition

Let’s pretend for a moment that it is not mid-August and I have been faithfully blogging all summer.  Thank you for using your imagination with me–or, as our recently rediscovered friend Mr. Rogers would say, let’s go to Make-Believe Land together, neighbor. Here are a few things we’ve been into lately: Girls: Can you even […]

How Does Our Garden Grow?

How Does Our Garden Grow?

A few weeks ago I took my fancy camera out for a drive in the garden so that later when it breaks our hearts, as it does every summer, we can remember the moments of red and yellow tomatoes sun-warm in our hands, of beans magically appearing where we picked a bucket-full the night before, […]

Tidbits from July

Tidbits from July

Each week I intend to do a short post about the week.  But when I don’t get it done, the post in my head gets longer and longer and more daunting…and less posted.  So here are a few things we’ve been doing lately. Playing Hockey with Daddy:  Last week Jason took Henry to “Recess on […]