Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring is creeping

Spring is creeping in around us these days. We've had a pretty mild winter and now things are starting to bloom. 

I decided after I don't even know how long that it was finally time to cut my hair. We took off about 7 inches! Crazy. But, I love it. It was time for a change.

Do you remember Chris's tiny computer called the raspberry pi?  He used it to make a tiny portable photo booth. He was nice enough to let the kids mess around with it. 

We are taking advantage of all this nice weather and planting some peas and spinach. 
I'm also fighting off a cold and loading up on vitamins and probiotics.   Hopefully it'll be over soon. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kids in the woods

 What to do with a day off? How about take a pack of kids and traipse around in the woods.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Some current interests include:
Mixed media art with materials from the recycle bin
Reading aloud
Chocolate chip cookies (ok, that's always an interest.)

Unity's school had a little party on Friday. She had to write an acrostic poem for each kid in her class. It was quite the assignment. Brixton's school really downplays holidays. It's the Montessori. They did have a parents' night out, which was great. Chris and I got to wander around together and have dessert and dinner in that order. 

The kids and I have a couple more days to our weekend but haven't decided yet what to do with them. Maybe a hike or maybe just some hanging out. Either way it's nice. 

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Bringing in the light

We rediscovered these Storm player bobble heads that I hid when she was little and forgot about. 

But I didn't have enough Lego time today- is what he always says when we try to do anything else.

Unity hearts Taylor Swift. I guess it could be worse?

The glow stick prize from the dentist. 

 This week:

Unity got a part in the school play. She's a cat and she's very excited that all her lines will be meowing.

Brixton has had extra time to play with his best bud from school.

I've been working on the jigsaw puzzle that is our summer schedule. It seems wacky to plan so far ahead but this is when the camps start registration, so this is when we do it.

Chris and I have both been getting up at six, so he can run on the treadmill and I can write. It's brutal but it's working.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

I was able to take a writing class at the Hugo House this weekend, which was really helpful and fun. It was nice, although difficult, to carve out some time to talk about writing and strategies. Unity had Friday off for stupid reasons, (budget cuts, in a nutshell. The teachers were supposed to work unpaid and the kids stayed home. Lose, lose.) She went over to a friend's house and hung out. Later we played a bunch of games and when Brixton came home from preschool, they decided to scrub the kitchen floor together. I swear, this was all them. They did quit after about 15 minutes, but some of the tiles are definitely cleaner than they were. 

Unity also decided to sew a little pocket slash bed for her paper doll. I love the ways they find to entertain themselves. Well, except for the ways that involve wrestling with each other on my bed. That I could do without.