The First Walk of Spring

It was warm enough to shed our jackets, yesterday. After school, when Dave and Julia went to softball practice, the rest of us headed out for a walk, along with this thing. The Scooter ....more

The Book Nook

Some good friends of ours have both a closet book nook and a beneath-the-loft-bed hideaway. Every time we visit them, the kids each find time to steal away into one or both of these spaces. Even with the Super Fantastic Ultra-Terrific Most Amazing Mega-Fun Time Friend Party raging around them, they’ll choose to step away and tuck up in that cozy space for some quiet time alone ....more

Jack is 2

Can you believe it? Two years old. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s five ....more

In My Heart, Spring Starts with the Ribbon Festival

Saturday was Julia’s seventh? One, two, three, four, five, six, yes, seventh! And Lucy’s third Ribbon Festival ....more

Things We Made for Valentine’s Day

Julia made her own valentines this year on her computer. For her class: And a throwback for her teachers: (She attached her crayon hearts to a free printable card from The Long Thread.) Lucy didn’t want homemade valentines for school so, she picked valentines from the store – My Little Pony for the girls and Sports for the boys. She wrote them out and attached a mini-Twix to each, because Twix is her favorite and the important thing about all this is that she did it all by herself, MOM ....more


This is Fluffy Ufferton, the most recent addition to our indoor cat gang. He loves Julia. He really loves Julia when she plays the piano ....more

They said we were going to get some snow.

I had grand plans of taking a photo of the same spot every hour to document the snowfall. I was going to make a time-lapse video or something! But the snow mostly fell overnight ....more

Sometimes the wold looks better through egg carton goggles.

(We made these on Thursday from a paper egg carton. All our goggles started to rip a bit in the center, so I reinforced them with a brad fastener. If you’re in need of a pair yourself, I think a foam egg carton might make sturdier goggles.) ...more

The Don’t Go Game

I love my children. I loved them at first sight of those two little pink lines. And when they were born, I didn’t think I could possibly love them more ....more

Yes, we pretty much wear our pajamas all the time.

Jack isn’t feeling well. He’s got a sore throat and a cough. At first glance, this picture doesn’t appear to demonstrate that ....more