Yellowstone 2014

I imagine that sometime down the road we will all be sitting around, nice happy family style, and we will assert that since we’ve all been to Yellowstone . . . and then Lucy will say, ” We’ve never been to Yellowstone!” Then we will all laugh...

Punch Drunk

The kids have just discovered the Slug Bug game. Don’t say it’s ’cause we’re home school weirdies. Say it’s because we live in a northern climate or VW bugs have faded in popularity or anything else, really. Fine . . . We’re...

One Sweet Morning

We have spent our summer repeating many of the things we did last summer.  While the other kids have looked forward to the activities with excitement, these experiences seem brand new to Gemma and she has taken them in with fervor. “Mama!” she yelled from...

Exploratorium 2.0

We began vetting Wyeth Adventure options right around November.  Maybe it was sooner? I can’t remember what I did yesterday, so I don’t know.  BUT, we settled on the newly revamped Exploratorium in San Fran.  Ivan cut or baled or loaded hay all night but...

And Repeat

Susan’s been asking since Lucy was born if she has a song yet.  After Gemma’s song, we all kind of expected it for Lu. We’ve tried Gemma’s song.  We’ve tried Queen.  We’ve tried Mumford and Sons.  Nothing has fit until now....