Thursday, September 27, 2012

virtual view

 BR's photo-tour of our house (with glimpses of toes):



and, chances are, if you find yourself wandering around our place, you are likely to encounter some stunt-people:


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

school's not in yet...

(I never got a chance to finish up this post although I had started the draft awhile ago.  Wonder why...)
...but does that mean we are running out of things to do/to make/to draw?

L's first throw pillow
(who can be bothered with embroidery when there are so many dragons to draw?!)
(the plastic bags are capes, of course)


L. got a "make-your-own-everything" book from the library so we've made plaster molds of things and play-dough and A. borrowed a kid's cookbook so we've been doing that, too. 

"Two-Headed Unigon" (unicorn-dragon)

And we went to the pool and had some playdates and tea parties and stuff like that. 
"Mommy, we found a garter snake!"


So that's a taste of what we did in the last week before school started.  I kind of thought it would be cool if we all just took really long naps, but I was out-voted.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ok, ok

I am sure the grandmas were less than satisfied with yesterday's narcissistic post, so I will now bow to their unspoken wishes:

Believe it or  not, the kids came home with even bigger smiles.  This new school rocks and we are all in love.  For the first day they had a hot air balloon on site and ready to launch in honor of the first Expeditionary Learning project, "Gathering the Crew."  Unfortunately, the weather did not comply, but I still think it was still the coolest thing ever that they planned that. 
The second EL project on the docket?  "Play," in which the kids learn about healthy forms of recreation and get to design the school's new playground. 
Can I go back to grade school, please?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012


BR: "Mom, Mom, come see, quick!  I think I found a dead mouse.  I don't think it's a stuffed animal..."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


On the long list of things/people the kids might want to transmogrify themselves into: puzzle, jar, red ninja, Nancy Drew, Thomas Jefferson, Sherlock Holmes, box, diaper and acid.