[Quiet Thoughts] Facing History

Photo: I had to be outside yesterday. It was cloudy, but warm enough. We popped by the Discovery Museum for a little while and spent time in their Discovery Woods. The play area has changed a little bit, which made for fun exploration for both boys. I know that some of ya’ll Dear Readers are…

It’s a Part of Their Story

Photo: Every once in a while, Google will really surprise me with a “Rediscover this day” picture that makes me go scrolling through my items. I had to really stop and stare at this one, which is dated 1/29/14. Major was newly 3. That means Minor was only a wee wittle one here. Longtime Readers…

More Than Just Camp

Photo: I’m getting back to knitting in the round, which isn’t one of my strongest skills. My sister complains a lot about chilly fingers while typing in air-conditioned Texas spaces (or in the winter, which I guess happens ever-so-briefly down there), so I’m knitting her these fingerless mitts! If you’re curious about the pattern, it…

The Tender-Headed Blues

Photo: Would you look at that head of hair? That child has no idea how lucky he is!   It’s that time again. Time to “do somethin’ with that head,” as all the old Black ladies of my life would tell me. There comes a time when we can’t just let the hair be anymore….

Visiting Day

Photo: ‘Twas only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Minor decides he must climb the fence and Major goes climbing right after. I let them do it (figuring the helmets would prevent the worst injury I would worry about) until Minor decided to keep going¬†behind the barn! I was like, child! Get out from back…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Precious Things We Keep

Photo: First loves–Ursa Major loves his Scout doll. He’s had it since he was an infant. I’ve had Fievel since I was four. Underneath them is Buzzy Bee, a pillow pet originally given to Ursa Major but now Ursa Minor’s favorite sleeping companion. It’s funny thing things we become attached to. The invitations went out…

[Quiet Thoughts] Be Content With Your Choices

Photo: Are these little dudes ready for school? Good thing little Ursa Minor’s first day isn’t until next week… There was no way I was going to tell that kid he couldn’t bring his backpack anyway. It all worked out… Both boys went to school today–the eldest for his second day of school, the youngest…