Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Well, it looks like I just post once a month now.  :)  No major events in May, but it's been a slower month for me at work and I've really been enjoying the extra brain space to focus on the kids, and the time to breathe.  Now if it would just stop raining....

Celebrating finishing the Pentateuch at Bible reading time.

Look at how good her drawing is getting!

First ice cream, after Garden Day at school.  I think it was 50* and raining but that didn't stop us.

No words for this.

Teaching the neighbor to play baseball.  Last week it was lacrosse.  She's a good sport. ;)

Watching a random elementary school baseball game in the neighborhood.  Again, 50* and rainy.

Long awaited movie date with friends!

Hanging out at the Sunrise farm.  We miss the old farm, but the veggies are still good. :)

Alasdair's personal & writing retreat at Killington


Adara's very last Romp & Stomp.  I was nostalgic (she's been going since she was napping in the baby bucket seat!), but she's pretty over it and spent most of class playing outside by herself.

Rainy afternoon at the library.

Have I mentioned the rain?

Fancy dinner with friends, celebrating Noah as a young leader in the Upper Valley

Adara learns to kayak.

This crew.  Love them.

First bike ride to school with these tough guys!

Monday, May 1, 2017

April odds & ends

Adara had told me awhile ago that she had a loose tooth, but she kept changing which one she was pointing to so I assumed it was wishful thinking.  Then, one morning she showed me again, and I realized she did indeed have two very loose teeth. After breakfast while the girls were getting ready for church, they came bursting out of their bedroom to show us that Emily had pulled one out for her!  That afternoon, they spent most of their quiet time trying out different ways to get the second tooth out, until I eventually begged them to stop.  But, later that night at dinner, it came out.  So, her first two teeth out in one day!  

Begging every day to play baseball.  Despite it being 40* out with snow on the ground. 

Photographer for the local paper was wandering the neighborhood looking for human interest photos, so Emily had this moment of local fame. :)

Second grade singing the "Water Cycle Song" at Morning Sing

I'm not sure anything says New Hampshire spring like this.  Playing around the last stubborn snow banks on the first hot day.

Our backyard is always muddy for a few days... but this wet spring it has been out of control. Ugh.

My main goal for the summer was to get the girls riding bikes without training wheels.  The last day of school break was beautiful out and and we gave it a try... a week later, Emily is riding around the neighborhood on her own, and Adara is riding great but just needs help getting started.
And this little guy is pretty happy about his strider bike!

Playdate with the neighbors - another pair of sisters about my girls' ages

Adara running romp & stomp

First time painting their own nails