to run after piano
to spend time with her
We love butterflies. We’ve watched ’em grow and let ’em go lots of times. In July, we had the chance to visit a traveling butterfly exhibit and spent some time in a butterfly house.
We were able to get a close view of them by offering q-tips dipped in watermelon juice.
The butterflies landed right on them for a drink.
There were so many different kinds in all colors and sizes.
Everyone wanted to catch a Monarch.
And everyone did.
We also made crafts, had our faces painted, and enjoyed a picnic lunch.
We will definitely be going back next year.
We made the Halloween costumes this year. I’d love to tell you it was due to some high-minded ideal, but really it was because it was a great way to save some money. I’m happiest when I’m making things, so it was fun putting them together and the kids were all pleased with what they wore.
Phoebe was a cat.
Lucy was a bat.
Julia was a creeper.
And Jack was a dinosaur.
And I was happy.
Another year of school began for Julia and Lucy on Tuesday. It made headlines!
Well, at our house, at least – in our very own newspaper.
Julia is in sixth grade this year. Lucy is in second grade and she lost her first tooth today.
It had been wiggling for a while, but a fall on the playground at recess may have expedited its removal. (Notice the fat lip and bloody gums?) That was okay by her, though. She had waited long enough to lose that tooth!
We had a lovely summer and I keep saying banal things about it being over too soon, but it was. Boys of Summer by Don Henley came on the radio as I pulled away from the middle school this morning and I’m getting up every day at 5 a.m. That’s about as far as you can get from camping on the beach which I did in July, but still haven’t even told you about!
Geez. I need to get my shit together.
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