“So, ARE you?”

Photo: Ursa Minor’s castle art work for the Fairy Tale unit at school.   This morning was the Fairy Tale Tea at Minor’s kindergarten class. We got the invitation last week and were like, d’oh! We’re busy enough and then the random school thing pops up. Anyway, we all piled in the car this morning and went…

Probably Won’t Get That Job Again

Photo: Guess who learned to peddle on the big-boy bike this weekend!? That guy! It took but a weekend for Ursa Minor to make it happen! Now he, his brother and his Father can glide away on the many trails around here. Leaving poor, bikeless Mommy behind to do mundane things like sit in the living…

What My Kindergartner is Learning

Photo: Minor came home with this beautiful work of art today. It’s remarkable enough to put on the blog because it’s the first work of art I’ve seen from him that didn’t have a speck of yellow on it. This child has always found a way to put in yellow (or simply not do the work)….

Kindergarten Diffusion

Photo: Whoops! I haven’t taken any pictures this week! So, here! Have another of the awesome fire pit. To be clear, the fire pit is so awesome that it deserves another appearance on the blog. But still… I should probably take some pictures between now and Quiet Thoughts.   There were many lovely things about…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Way He Walks

Photo: Major learned E Chord today for no other reason than his teacher thinking he’s cool. He was supposed to learn G7 chord this week, which is did, but that was after having fun and learning E. Sharing this picture because there is so much love in the child’s eyes, a reverence for this thing that he loves…

This is Why We Came Here

  Photo: Ursa Major’s first “self-portrait” has many surprising features! The Husband and I were amazing by how much artwork Major has done!   Our most excellent and amazing neighbors came over so that we could do Back to School night together. I don’t know why, but they had it scheduled for 6pm which is, like, prime…

[Bloggy Sick Day] Rough Transition

    Did two days go by? This new schedule is grueling. I can’t believe it’s Monday! We slept, we ate, I got a little bit of cleaning, a little bit of work done… but it’s 5:30 on Monday afternoon as I write this and all three of us are staring into oblivion. I can’t…

[Quiet Thoughts] Try Again Next Week

Photo: Who has the time to take new pictures in new settings!? Not this woman, Dear Reader!   Here is what I learned this week: It’s likely that I will have less time to myself during the school year than I had during the summer. That’s if this week is any indication of how it’s gonna…

[Quiet Thoughts] Pace Yourself

Photo: From the Garden in the Woods again. It’s just so perfect for today’s Quiet Thoughts. I just had to use it.   There were tears during guitar practice yesterday. We’ve been inconsistent over the last few days what with the travel and the overwhelming schedule trying to get to the miracle of the first…

That's One Small Step…

Photo: There he is! Kindergartener! First day of a long, long journey to reach his full potential!   I was informed by my kindergartener over dinner today that a Principal is not actually a prince. He’s just a guy who is in charge of a school. So glad to have that cleared up. “I got…