Tree 2014

For weeks now, Max has been saying a few times a day, “Mom, you should write a post about this.”  or, “Mom!  You should blog about that!” I get the hint, boy. Alas, ’tis the season of late nights and too many projects already.  And where...

Rapid Pursuit

It’s cold here.  Like freeze your snot cold.  It snowed Monday and our sidewalk has yet to be shoveled because the subzero temps make it hard to breathe and are a danger to your skin.  And after 4 housebound days the crew has caught a nasty case of cabin fever....

Old Iron Creek

The first ever mountain bike ride I attempted was on the Old Iron Creek road.  I was on a road bike with mountain bike tires.  It was a little big for me, I was uncomfortable on it, and, truthfully, did not want to be there. It didn’t end well. There was blood,...

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...

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...