December 10

These two were born four days apart, but that was almost six (!) years ago. Now they’re both in kindergarten, and they can read and write and stuff. It’s too much. I found them hanging around after Christmas program practice grafitti-ing the dry erase board. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 9

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading. –Rainer Maria Rilke I adore my book club. These women (and a few not pictured) are some of the smartest, best people I know. They challenge me and make me laugh, and I look forward to our gathering each month. I do love […]


December 8

We have once again been watching the Great British Baking Show (notice my pic from December 8, 2015), and after school today we decided to have our own contest to determine Star Baker. Would you believe I legit had not just a good time baking with the kids but fun? From 4 pm until almost 7 pm, these […]


December 7

There are a couple of stories we like to tell that succinctly explain the difference between Jason and me. This weekend we added another. On Sunday morning, the kids all piled into our (queen-sized) bed. I was practically delirious with happiness; it filled my cup right up. Everyone agreed there’s not really enough room for […]


December 6

Sigh. Some days are better than others; we’ll just leave it at that. I can’t tell if this was genuine rage or mugging for the camera after–both of those things happened today and in fairly rapid succession. One of Clara’s teachers told me today “she’s a very good advocate for herself.” I’m not sure how […]


December 5

Clara fell down on the playground after school today. Lucky for her she’s got a pretty awesome older brother who picked her up and dusted her off. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 4

Simon has become the popcorn maker and the hot chocolate maker in our house. Today he made both, and we’re about to settle in to watch an episode of the Great British Baking Show. Bring it on, cold, blustery day. DPP pics from past years: (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 3

We all enjoyed our hot chocolate (Italian soda/steamer/apple cider)–Uno date. We probably spent more time picking out drinks than playing Uno (and we had to keep it low-key because there were a lot of people studying), but now that the kids have decided what they’re going to order the next three times, I think we’ll […]


December 2

Every knight needs a spear. Sir Ian whittled his own. (Also, he was having trouble getting the trajectory right, and when I showed him this photo he said, “Oh! That’s why!” I don’t know what correction he thought to make, but I think we might have a future javelin thrower or mechanical engineer in the […]


December 1

As I do every year during the December Photo Project, this morning I got sucked down the (wonderful, life-affirming, nostalgic) rabbit hole of DPP pics from years gone by. With Clara in kindergarten this year (and therefore all the kids in school), my weekdays look really different. (This is decidedly mixed–I enjoy the new rhythm but […]