Goofballs and Gorilla Gyms

This goofball, you guys. I canNOT. Last week was Brady’s Spring Break and we had a really nice, quiet break. We had some friends over and went to the aquarium and arcade. played a lot of board games  celebrated Papa’s birthday Devoted lots of time to snuggles and Netflix and even more time to breaking … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Today started (as all St. Patrick’s Days should) with Lucky Charms in green milk. Then school time which consisted of: *Journal *Handwriting *Cutting (a shamrock) *Spelling pre-test (did you know my child could spell parasite? Neither did I.) *Vocabulary (compound words this week: countrymen, downpour, peppermint, dewdrop, bedspread, windowpane, patchwork, ferryboat) *Literature (“The Ugly Duckling” … Continue reading

What school looks like for us now

So I had gotten into the habit of writing here again in December and then we spent January mostly testing through units of K12 stuff so we could get him moved up to a more appropriate level and that wasn’t really worth writing about and by the time February rolled around it was like “Blog? … Continue reading

Onward in 2014

Happy new year, guys!  We had a lovely evening with Gramma and Papa last night and a playdate with some of B’s friends today and it was a really nice way to start our year off.  I always make a few resolutions/goals and I thought I’d take a second to look back at 2013′s and … Continue reading

Advent-Day 24

As is tradition today’s advent activity was opening a gift. Brady insisted Daddy open his, too (luckily they matched ;-)     Then we had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner (at lunch time since Paul worked this evening) And set about preparing tomorrow’s simple menu Fritatta and snickerdoodle muffins for breakfast   Veggie soup for … Continue reading

Advent-Day 23

Today was the cookie tray delivery day. It was also scrub-the-house-top-to-bottom day   and smiley-face-pancakes-for-dinner day (just because   Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Advent-Day 22

Another day of making things Fudge Hats   Peanut butter cookies w/M&Ms This gluten-free cinnamon bread Baskets   Memories of the night my 1/2 Guatemalan child discovered the Viva La Navidad music channel on Dish And time to watch “A Christmas Carol” with these guys (Brady said (of Marley’s ghost) “He…doesn’t look very healthy” and, … Continue reading

Advent-Day 21

Today we made gift tags. I took white contact paper, traced around cookie cutters, let Brady color them in and then cut them out. Could not be simpler or faster. We also made wrapping paper. First with markers and stickers and then with paint and cookie cutters (from his playdough tools, not ones we use … Continue reading

Advent-Day 20

Today was supposed to be a movie night at home, but ended up being a go out to dinner and drive around looking at the lights while eating ice cream night with Gramma and Papa instead which was even better.  Schoolwork today mostly consisted of tucking in the big bed and reading Ramona the Brave … Continue reading

Advent-Day 19

Today was pinecone birdfeeder day   For schoolwork we attended a virtual storytime and listened to The Oldest Elf. And we talked about the Abenoki and Iroquois peoples and listened to “Little Thunder and Running Brook Help the Family,” “Catching a Porcupine,” and “How Chipmunk Got His Stripes” and then Brady played a little matching … Continue reading