Our Week (Thus Far)

True to my predictions this past Tuesday, this week has been far quieter, and thank goodness for that, than previous weeks. We’ve had swim lessons, walks in the woods, and swimming, swimming, swimming galore, particularly earlier in the week, when the heat and humidity was just about unbearable. None of us took off our bathing suits…

School Skippers

Sometimes it’s one of those days. The kind of day where everyone, especially Mama, wakes up cranky. It was crummy, rainy morning, and as we dragged ourselves about to get ready for the day, it occurred to me that I just wasn’t going to send E. to school this morning. Work has pretty much ground…

In Which We Go Camping, Part IV

Our last full day of camping was a rainy one, the kind where you just know you won’t be seeing the sun and nothing ever quite gets dry. After two absolutely glorious and warm sunny days, though, we were able to except the exceptional dreariness and found ways to entertain ourselves. Our little ones turned…

How We Plant Things

First, you need some dirt. Lots of it. Then you need to give that dirt some love. And while mum is helping Brother make a hole for the pepper plant, you sneakily take pictures of her. She only kept the one with her feet and the one with the tomato (Or is this the pepper?) in it….

Unplugged

April vacation is winding down. After today we just have the weekend and then it’s back to the grind of work and school (Little M. is really the only lucky one in this equation; he gets to spend a couple of days of his week with his lovely, play-based, Waldorf-inspired, guru Lori (I just can’t…

Research and Development

I’m not entirely sure yet how our summer is going to look yet. I have a rough outline of what we’ll be doing. July will have swim lessons for M. and two weeks’ worth of day camps for E. At some point there will be a trip down to Plymouth, MA to visit my aunt…