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 […]


December 13

Natten går tunga fjät rund gård och stuva; kring jord, som sol förlät, skuggorna ruva. Då i vårt mörka hus, stiger med tända ljus, Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia. Natten går stor och stum nu hörs dess vingar i alla tysta rum sus som av vingar. Se, på vår tröskel står vitklädd med ljus i hår […]


December 11

Clara likes to hug and kiss her brothers after school. Ian is over it. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


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 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 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 […]