Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lego Robots

I forgot to post last December about Curly’s Lego Robotics team. They came in third and had a fun time. Best of all, they had fantastic teamwork. 

How to Learn Speed Reading

When your library book is due today (used up renewal over break) and you really want to finish it before you take it back in, you learn to read a little faster!

I remember doing the same thing, and the skill served me well later in school. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snapshot: ShirtScape

Seth: “Mommy, I’d like a t-shirt with a landscape on it.”

Me: “Like Bob Ross paints?”

Seth: “Yeah.”

Me: “Sounds fun.”

Monday, January 15, 2018

Little Cabin in the Big Woods

We got school and work off today to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our family decided to spend the day at the cabin. 

The kids discovered that the icy snow was just right for making snow sculptures. Having recently watched a documentary on the Ice Hotel, they were keen to try their own artistic endeavors. 

Bean made a snow castle. 

We took the dogs, of course. Coco loved the cabin, as I expected. What’s not to like about woods and treats and walks and a ride in the car?

It takes a true Pyro to start a fire in the snow. I’d like to note that yours truly made this little beauty for the kids to “roast stuff on.”

Apparently roasting stuff mostly meant eating mini marshmallows out of the bag. 

During lunch, Hubby read to the kids. We are finishing Treasures of the Snow, set in the Swiss Alps, which seemed particularly appropriate for a winter cabin visit. 

Darkness comes early in the winter, so we lit candles and played games and fixed one-pot chicken and rice for dinner. 

I let the Littles eat up in the loft, which they thought was a fun treat. 

Munching Seth’s brownies, singing hymns together on the drive home... it was one of those rare days when the kids had sweet attitudes, the weather was perfect, the cabin cozy and warm. Life really doesn’t get much better. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Adventures of Coco

Follow the puppy raising and training of Coco, my guide dog candidate over at