Monthly Archives: August 2014

So happy…

…to be seeing this happen more and more often. He often stops to tell me what’s going on in the story, but I usually have no frame of reference for whichever graphic novel he’s reading. Alek is a much better … Continue reading

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An Exciting Friday Morning

Ben and I often see a heron in or near the Hague, and Ben’s been wanting to take a picture of it ever since our first sighting. I started bringing my camera with us each morning, but then it wasn’t … Continue reading

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“All About Me”

Here are the objects Ben chose for his “All About Me” project at school (basically a show and tell where students bring in special objects from home and use them to tell the class a little bit about themselves)…Pokemon binder, … Continue reading

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First Day of Third Grade

Starting third grade, Monday was also Ben’s first day at The Williams School, a place I know he’ll grow to love as much as I do…Ben and Mr. Spencer, our Head of School, sitting by our school motto on the … Continue reading

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Cub Scouts on Bikes

Glad for Ben’s fun time with Cub Scouts yesterday. They did a biking activity to earn their Bike Safety belt loop (equivalent of patches for Girl Scouts) by spending about an hour completing four stations – Rules of the road, … Continue reading

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A Simple Sack

Ben needs a simple, drawstring backpack for his PE clothes at school, so here’s what I made for him…I actually made this bag out of a pillowcase I’d made for Ben about a year ago. He never wanted to use … Continue reading

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Ben’s thrill of the evening – seeing “wildlife” on our back deck… He was so excited. He even insisted I get my camera. Clearly, he’s not growing up in the country.

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