Monday, October 20, 2014

sugar maple dryad



I think I love this tree as much as I love our house. I do think of it as the children's spiritual home. Certainly, it was the house Little John was most interested in when we came to visit this house a few years ago.
Ruby and Ella have been singing with the children's choir at church, and this past Sunday they had their first performance. This is her response when the whole congregation gave them a standing ovation.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

fast forward




We are three weeks into the school year, and I'm already figuring out how I'm going to live until the end of soccer season. There is no way we'll do spring soccer. I love my new job, but I still haven't figured out how make dinner or have any time for myself. I have to go to bed early to have a good day with a room full of three year olds.

As if having three kids with spelling words isn't enough, we do soccer practice two days a week, music on Wednesdays, soccer games on Saturday morning,  I'm teaching religious education at the Unitarian Church, and the girls have joined the Children's Choir.



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

summer camp

Ella went to an engineering/ music/ art camp last week, spending the whole week in a gorgeous lab and performance space. We laughed that she went to "camp" and spent the whole week indoors. Her group created digital music using computer programing, up-cycled materials, and 3D printed elementsThe girls made their bodies part of the instrument as they wet their arms and made themselves part of the circuitry.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

good boy

This boy is making tremendous strides. He just needed to go to school.