Monthly Archives: October 2012


It was a long day of costuming, hair-curling (that didn’t stick) and party throwing, goop stirring, toilet paper mummy wrapping, etc etc etc. By noon (when my kids got out of school) I had done more mommy helpering than I… Continue reading ⟩⟩


Avery has been reading iBooks on her phone lately. I shut off her ability to interact with the outside world for the most part recently. Her older cousins were telling her to look stuff up on YouTube, and then she… Continue reading ⟩⟩



Avery got a science experiment book and some supplies for her birthday, so Sunday morning we had a lot of fun doing experiments with items found in our kitchen. The girls were amazed at what you can do with just… Continue reading ⟩⟩


We went to a birthday party on Saturday where my kids proceeded to pick up our friends’ hula-hoop and just start hula-hooping away. I know they have them available at school to play with, but I never knew that my… Continue reading ⟩⟩


Yesterday was costume day at school. I was surprised that not many of my students dressed up this year, but I suspect it’s because Halloween is still several days away. My own kids get to dress up on Halloween. I’m… Continue reading ⟩⟩


The girls made these little Halloween shapes on popsicle sticks and have been having all kinds of fun with them as shadow puppets. I broke out the Lensbaby to capture a few and thought this one turned out cool :)


This is a little out of focus, but it was a busy day and I didn’t take very many pictures.


On Tuesday night Jared and I got to go on an unexpected kid-free date :) After all the craziness of the days prior, it was a nice little break to sit and talk and decompress.


It was Red Ribbon Week last week. The girls were asked to say “No” to drugs. Which of course begins the conversation about ‘what are drugs’ and ‘why do I say no.’ Not easy things to try to explain to… Continue reading ⟩⟩