December 19

Today the first graders made gingerbread houses. It’s fun to see how the kids’ different personalities play out in what they create. Some are nice and neat with color schemes and whatnot. Others are chaotic like the candy factory exploded. My favorite thing today was that when Clara finished her gingerbread house, she proceeded to […]


December 13

I am all kinds of behind the ball this year. We’re just rolling with it. I didn’t get the saffron buns made in time for a morning celebration of St. Lucia’s Day, so Clara helped me make them after school.


December 5

If I were to make a Venn diagram of my kids and the choices they made without asking me this morning, the circles would overlap for Ian and Clara reading books and for Clara and Simon eating cookies for breakfast. And I think all of that is nothing but winning: Ian, Clara, Simon? Win! Win! […]


December 4

We love to watch The Great British Baking Show, especially this time of year. Today we tried a technical bake challenge (recipe and directions for marbling the frosting here). I mean, it’s baking with kids, so of course there were tense moments and lots of mess. And Clara came in third; there were tears. But overall […]


These Days

   


This Girl


Happy the Birthday!

This is what 8 and 6 look like.


December 23

We celebrated Christmas with the Moreheads today, which, of course, included making gingerbread houses with Grandma. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 18

Today was a pretty typical Monday, except with really good mail. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 14

Even though he does something to remind me near-daily, I often forget what a ham Ian is. We enjoyed his dramatic reading of Humphrey’s First Christmas. (Reading a Christmas book was a somewhat posed photo op, but Ian really did read the book–and the expressiveness was all his own. Simon’s costume is also all him.) DPP pics […]