Archive for September, 2012

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

It’s My Hard Drive

It’s dead. I have no laptop. I tried to explain that the coffee rings on the cover were a symbol of my undying MacBook love and affection and not, absolutely not, of neglect. I dropped it off on Monday and, finally, they called today to tell me that it’s almost ready (and to reassure me that this disaster was not my fault). I’m SO ready to have it back. This week has not been an eye opening look into my life unplugged where I realize how much I need to disconnect. This week has been a stressful sequence of days full of pacing from the living room to the kitchen aimlessly trying to remember what I was just doing and looking forlornly at the table where my computer usually lives. Tonight my craving for speed and connectivity finally forced me to abandon my phone and tablet stand ins in favor of the mini… the one connected to the tv. This monitor’s a little bigger than I would like it to be. I’ll probably go blind typing this.

HOWEVER, I felt like I needed to share this awesomeness with you. Jen at Classic Play posted her most recent installment in her Creative Family series and it’s about our family! Woot! I feel so honored to be included among all of the other awesome families that she ‘s featured. I hope you’ll hop over there for a read and while you’re at it just add Classic Play to your reader so you can keep up with all of the cool stuff she’s got going on over there. She’s got a bunch of awesome contributors and be sure to take a look at her Art School series.

Ok, there’s more but I can’t bear it. I can’t wait to be back for real. Soon… but not that soon because we’re hitting the road for a wedding tomorrow. But still, soon and surely with pictures and a story. Remember this?

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Friday, September 14th, 2012

Gifts From Nature

You wouldn’t think they could find so many but they can. Chase and her friend worked on this collection after dinner. They have seeds from cosmos and cone flower, cosmos petals, sage and coleus leaves and some very special rocks. They collected these few things as the sun was setting on this Friday evening. It’s nice to have friends and weekends. With Kindergarten, I think, has come a whole new appreciation for and awareness about weekends. We’re all looking forward to a good one.

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012

This Baby

She slays me.





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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012


With Tasey back at school Avery and Bennett are spending a lot of time together. I like watching them interact. I don’t have to watch Avery quite so much like a hawk around Bennett anymore and I’m pretty sure she asks me to put the baby down less than Chase did (about Avery). They seem to like each other. For now.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Summertime Rolls

(It is technically still summer.) Busy, busy. We have added an after school activity for the first time ever. It’s a lot but it’s doable. Though somehow I feel like I was the one playing lacrosse all afternoon instead of sitting around and watching it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, September 8th, 2012


My big kid is so big. We walked to the playground today where she casually hopped on a swing and swung so high that she practically circled the bar. Ben looked at me totally blown away and asked when that happened. Oh, about two weeks ago. What else happened two weeks ago? Oh, just Kindergarten, nothing major.

No more asking for a push and another and another. Kindergarten, a loose tooth, swinging herself on the swings, pushing her sister in the stroller. Amazing.

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Plum Season

It’s here! I asked the guy how long he’d have them and he thought maybe into next week but they’re already dwindling. Italian prune plums have such a small window and so few farmers grow them. They’re probably a fickle fruit. Only a fickle fruit would be this tasty.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Simply Fun!

There is no shortage of craft books at our house but, so far, this is the best one. We made five projects out of this book over the long, rainy weekend. Chase chose a bunch of projects and had a lot of fun coloring and cutting and taping. By this afternoon she had a whole menagerie of animals set up in front of the tv.

I don’t know what it is about this book. It’s some combination of the cute illustrations and the simplicity of the projects that makes it so appealing. The projects are just the right balance of challenge and simplicity. Most of them can be completed with just paper, scissors and markers or crayons. The elephant required a few household items that might be harder to come by but how smart is making legs out of clothespins?

Also this weekend? A Cinderella paint with water book and a disney princess sticker book (The Book Thing never disappoints). How did you fill all the rainy hours?

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