December 14

Tonight was the children’s Christmas program at Redeemer, and it was kind of magical. The kiddos were costumed this year — big kids were shepherds and angels and littler kids were animals — which amped up the cute factor to a level you wouldn’t have believed possible. Everyone assembled their own costumes, and they were […]

December 11

I went to Simon’s school today to read with his classmates and then stayed through recess to eat lunch with him too. Simon and his friends played a game, and as far as I could tell the rules go something like this: you’re either a gorilla or a lava princess, or sometimes there’s a lava […]

These Days: Harvest

These Days

These Days


Simon at 6

What is your favorite color? Red Who is your best friend? Owen and River and Josh and Isaac What do you want to be when you grow up? Website designer What is your favorite animal?¬†Cheetah What is your favorite book? Dangerous Cats What do you like to do with your family? Snuggle What do you […]

December 23

As any gamer will tell you, it’s important to find a place without distractions. DPP pics from past years: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

December 14

We went to a birthday party this morning, and Simon got his first taste of face painting. I loved how serious and confident he was as he transformed himself into a cheetah (and he did a really good job, I think). DPP pics from past years: 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

These Days: Ginger Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making a huge batch of my grandma’s ginger cookies. We decided that today was Simon’s fifth year, Ian’s third year, and Clara’s first year for helping.

December 6

Reading to Clara before school. Barefoot on the coldest day of the year. DPP photos from past years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012