Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Colin, Evelyn and I played the piano for a while last night. The three of us snugly fit on the piano bench side-by-side and we are each delegated a section of the piano for freestyle jamming. Colin is usually The Designator of Things when it's the three of us. Oldest child present, and all...

He'd shout out a composition name and then we'd all have a go (together) at the piano in the style which seemed to suit the title. While the playing was certainly memorable (read: loud and raucous), the titles were really the best.

We started off with Thunderstorm and then moved on to The Rabbit Fell Into the Ocean and Was Gobbled By A Whaleshark.

We ended with My Uncle Has Been Eaten By A Badger. Hmm. Foreboding, to say the least.
I haven't warned my brother, yet. Maybe I should?!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

14+ years too early

This afternoon Evelyn and I were sitting in the sun on the back deck. I'd just given in to painting her toenails... and then her fingernails. (Colin got a full set in purple, too!)  Then she stood up and stretched and said, "Mama? I want you to buy me a car. A car that I can drive."

I certainly expect each one of my kids to make this demand while they're still under our roof - it's one of the many demand/requests that every kid makes of their parent at some point. But, at exactly 2 years and 5 months old, this was waaaaaay earlier than I'd expected!

Happy End of Summer, readers. We're here and busy and very well. If you're checking in - thanks! If I've lost all 4 of my readers due to my 5 months of silence, then that's okay, too.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

It's here!

April 16th - mark it! It's the first day that it's warm enough to sit in the sunroom with bare feet up on the couch. We've played basketball and softball catch at the park and had swim class. I had a nice chat with my neighbor over our fences... it's been months since we've done that. And we're barbecuing with friends tonight. I'm hoping to have some seedlings planted by the end of the weekend and tomorrow is the first day for softball and soccer. Hurray for Spring!