Archive | October, 2011

Happy Halloween

Today is Dom’s birthday so for a treat he took a vacation day. We all went out for lunch. Dom and I got sushi and the kids got lo mein. A double treat. For dinner we ordered Indian take out. Necessary because with trick-or-treating who had time to make dinner. We tried out a new […]

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Flower Press

Some of our pressed flowers. In the comments to the post below Anne asked about Bella’s flower press. My mom brought it to Bella when she was up for Anthony’s birth. It is one of the best presents ever. (My mom is good like that.) Sophie with the flower press. It has a very nice […]

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A Day in the Life

I’m not sure why I felt compelled to write this today; but writing it made me really happy. I used to do more recording of daily life and I have got away from it and I miss it. I woke at five to Anthony fussing. I picked up my thermometer to take my temperature and […]

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A Space of My Own

Hallie asks: Do you have a space like this in your home? A space that is all yours; a space filled with things that fill you with joy and peace; a space whose goodness only you can fully appreciate? Oh such a timely question because just this week I have set about rediscovering a space […]

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Everyone’s Sick but Me

All the kids have a cold and so does Dom. I’m the only one not coughing and sniffling. Which means I should be in bed; but I’m emotionally exhausted and really need some quiet recharge time before I crawl into bed. I crave the time to read and write and have been getting far too […]

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Weir River Farm

The days are getting shorter and cooler. The leaves are turning. The farmer’s market it shut for the season so this Saturday we had to find something else to do. Time to seize one of the last fine days of the year and return to one of our favorite places: Weir River Farm in Hingham. […]

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Art Lessons

Coloring pages from “B” Week. I did the top B, Bella the bottom one. I hesitated a bit over giving the kids coloring pages. Even though I loved coloring books as a child, I sort of feared they might quash creativity. I suppose I must have read that idea somewhere and it stuck as a […]

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