Archive for January, 2011

Busy Times Ahead

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Somewhat inconveniently, the older two do not have school today.  It’s the end of the semester for the high school kids, so all the teachers are getting an inservice day to deal with finalizing grades.  Never mind that the elementary school kids are on a trimester system, so their teachers aren’t working on report cards […]

Swim Night

Friday, January 28th, 2011

My shark boy LOVES his class swimming time.  LOVES it. And because I’ve been volunteering all this time for swimming, the kids have begun to associate me with going to swim.  This is both good and bad – one little girl, Sabrina, begins jumping up and down and flapping her hands in sheer excitement, saying […]

Ane Speaks – reading edition

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Ane’s reading has really been improving.  Although she does get frustrated that it doesn’t come “naturally” to her, she has worked very hard and is doing quite well. We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory last week for dinner after piano lessons – I was tired and didn’t want to think about making dinner, and […]

Cold Snap at the Zoo

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Right after the New Year, we had a pretty bitter cold snap around here, which is why the snow stayed on the ground for so long.  There wasn’t as much snow in Seattle proper, though.  So right before school started back up, I decided to take the kids to the zoo.  It happened to be […]