Any Given Thursday Night

I love our chalk wall, specially on Thursday nights. Tests are on Fridays: math, spelling, Spanish etc. Thursday nights are for studying and the wall is of great help. It cuts down on our use of paper. Friday mornings I wake up to see all the scribbling. It looks messy but it’s so comforting.  I feel like…

Little Messes

P was flipping through National Geographics before school this morning.  I found her little mess of sea creatures later on as I was doing the sweep of toys, dirty clothes and the usual mess that happens between bed time and school drop off. Actually, I should be honest, normally I’m picking up messes that have been there…

The Art Studio

When P was around two years old I wanted to get her a canvas to paint.  The work of small children is so ….real? I can’t think of an all encompassing word to describe it.  I had the luxury of focusing on just P when it was just us two. I loved going to Create…

Birds on a Branch

A good while ago P and I made birds out of egg cartons. We used them to decorate her room in a few different places.  But I really wanted to have them perched on a real tree branch.  Finally, on one of our recent hikes I remembered to look for the perfect branch.    Here…

Time to Party!

With the house freshly painted I felt like throwing a party! Finally we look like civilized folk and I wanted to show it off.  P turned 6 in November. It was the perfect occasion.  Seventeen kids and their parents came.  I’ve found something very interesting about the kid’s parties we throw. Almost always both parents…

Pillows

Within the first month of Dave and I dating we decided to go to India together.  Actually, it wasn’t just the two of us. The trip was in the works when we met. My mom and I had already decided we wanted to go and when I went on my first date with Dave he…

The House is My Canvas

This is how we roll on a Tuesday afternoon. We had 40’s French music playing. Annika was hot and decided to only wear her bloomers while she drew on the fire place.  I’m on the couch laughing and cheering Annika on as she does the funniest dance! These are the days I’ll be most proud…