Did you know that “seize the day” is actually a pretty bad translation of carpe diem? A much better word in English is “pluck.” Stretch out your hand to that low hanging fruit and grab it. Hold it fast in your fist. Eat it and let the juice drip down your chin. Use both hands […]
The first few days of our “back to school” week have gone swimmingly. By which I mean they have been chaotic and full of interruptions and missed opportunities. And yet we also accomplished more than I dared hope. Yes things are crazy. But when have they ever not been crazy? This year we have another […]
Our latest acquisition is Tutankhamun by Demi. Oh gorgeous pictures. And Bella and Sophie are in heaven. As I was tucking Bella in tonight she was crowing about how much this book will improve her Egypt games. Then she complained about how Sophie isn’t interested in historical accuracy. She ignores Bella when Bella tells her […]
Goldfinch at the feeder We’ve had this feeder up for quite some time (and I go for months sometimes between filling it up because I’m terrible at that kind of thing). It’s on the front window and we have a similar one at the back door. The back door feeder has in the past attracted […]
It was one of those perfect New England summer days and I didn’t want to miss it so I took my book and the baby and settled down on a blanket under the maple trees. I stayed out until it was time to make dinner and I felt so refreshed and rested. I really didn’t […]
Ben can be so prickly sometimes. He still avoids saying proper names. Except for Lucy. He says her name, he loves on her. Sometimes rough, but always apologetic when he realized he’s hurt yer. I just love watching him with her, seeing his tenderness, looking at her light up. Oh what joy!
Ben and Sophie contemplate the possibilities at Bella’s bakery. I bought a princess cupcake for only three cents. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with school after essentially taking off the month of July, an unscheduled summer break. My goal now is to try to do something schoolish after breakfast every […]
Dom made a video of our trip to Maine. I think it’s super cute. I just love his little bits where he talks to the camera. And the part where we put up the tent cracks me up. But mostly I love all the bits with the kids.
The private beach at our campground. We walked down just at sunset. Perfect. Just perfect. We’re back from our first ever family camping trip. We survived taking five children camping for two nights. Plus another three nights at Grandma’s house. In the car. We drove up to Maine on Monday via the scenic route through […]
We’re off on a family vacation, but I thought I’d go ahead and post some photos now, knowing that once we get home I’ll be less likely to get to it. Yesterday we drove up to Maine, where Dom’s mother and sister live, but instead of taking the direct route, we decided to take a […]