Sunday, April 19, 2015


We've been rattling around the house for Spring Break. It's mostly been ok but you know there have been some sibling squabbles. One morning the kids were fighting and I separated them. Brixton went off and asked for a piece of paper. I found him writing a letter to Santa that says "I hope I am on the good list." The fighting was driving me nuts but at least that letter is really sweet. 

We also took the kids to Goodwill and let them pick out $5 electronics which they then took apart. It's very important to Chris that they be allowed to tinker, and see how things work. It is fun for them to see what's inside these old machines and think about how they are made. And it's a good use of an afternoon. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We are on Spring Break this week. This year Chris has taken some time off work and we are doing a fabulous staycation. Monday was a little cold and cloudy but we went to the park to meet up with some buddies we haven't been able to see as often. The kids were able to romp around together, Unity was able to play her big sister role with the 2 year old twins and many large sticks were stockpiled. 

The kids have also been spending long leisurely mornings in their pjs, and then being my glam team- brushing my hair and doing my nails. It's the Spring Break beauty spa I guess. 

I have to work a couple days this week but Chris and the kids have some adventures planned including going to Goodwill and finding something to disassemble, and taking a trip to the math store. It may not be an exotic vacation, but we've got some good times. 

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter

Friday, April 03, 2015

Long run

Oh man. We are getting over a long run of illness. Unity missed almost a week of school. She read all the books and watched all the movies and played all of the games and made construction paper creations and then we just ran out of things to do. It's lucky her fever finally broke. The rest of us are just washing our hands and taking our Vitamin C and hoping for the best. 

It's been super pretty out though, and we've had some good chalk drawing sessions, and hanging out outside. There were also a few (rare) thunderstorms. One night I was at a friend's house that overlooks Lake Washington and we got to see the lightening flaring over the lake. Amazing.