I haven’t done this in a while, so here is a whole month at a glance.

Little Sister

This happens to be a story about Simon and Clara, but it could easily have been Ian. Both the boys dote on her. It was late in the day, and I was spent. Ian had just driven his tricycle off the edge of the back deck into the holly bush (he was mostly unharmed), and […]

These Days

Where the Wild Things Are

Sadly, our first little monarch caterpillar, Husker, didn’t make it (we think he tried to form his chrysalis before he was mature enough). But today we ventured just beyond the edge of town in search of another. In the span of about 15 minutes, we saw six turkeys, a deer, a blue heron, a swallowtail […]

These Days: A Picnic in Space

On a whim, we threw together a picnic yesterday afternoon and headed for the ampitheater (or, if you’re Simon and Ian “ampitheteor,” rhymes with “ampi-meteor”) at Pioneers Park. After lunch the boys wanted to show us their two forts (the spaces behind the bushes on either side of the stage), and we passed a lovely […]