Category Archives: The Kids

happy birthday beverly cleary

I read an article a few weeks ago about Beverly Cleary turning 100, and it caught my fancy. We celebrate authors’ 100th birthdays, and 200th birthdays, and 500th birthdays (Shakespeare!), but how fun to celebrate an author’s 100th birthday and … Continue reading

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birthday fun

The girl child wanted to take her friends to the mountains to play in snow for her 9th birthday outing. And then we had a week of high 80s low 90s weather. We changed the plan from a snow day … Continue reading

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friday fun day

I have a whole lot to do between now and when I get on a plane for my in-laws in Idaho Wednesday early morning, so I thought I would get a bunch of stuff done today. But as he was … Continue reading

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this kid of mine

We’re in minimum day, parent conference, awards assembly week. We saw the boy child get his mathematics award today. Math and music (another post), that’s who he is. We need to work on the reading part. Him, I get. He … Continue reading

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ode to joy

NaBloPoMo Day 8:  Write briefly – oh , so briefly- about your favorite hymn line or stanza. Joyful joyful we adore Thee God of glory, Lord of love… The girl child had this in her piano lesson a few weeks … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo Day 4: Photo post time!! Take a picture of something you see all the time- the simpler, the better. Write a little about what the thing means, symbolizes, reminds you of… Give us a little glimpse into your world. … Continue reading

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the scariest house

We met up with church friends last night and took the kids trick-or-treating. We came to one house where the people were wearing camouflage and had a display board up on a table with candy in front of it. We … Continue reading

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