Archive for October, 2011

Dinner Conversation

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Last night’s dinner: Au gratin potatoes and ham, with green peas on the side. Ane, before dinner:  “Mom, stop saying French words like au gratin.  And avocado.” Me:  “Avocado is not a French word.” Ane: “Oh.” ****** During dinner… Tad, after scarfing down all of his peas first, then eating the potatoes:  “Mama, can I […]

Young Artists

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Saturday’s project: Everyone make a picture for Auntie! The older two had their marching orders – Ane was to draw another wildcat picture, and Tad was to draw a shark and the Batmobile.  They got to work. Even Rerun got to color with some toddler-friendly triangle-sided crayons! He only ate the tips off two of […]

Zoo Meet-Up

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Friday’s weather started off cloudy, and it did look a little like rain.  But I was pleased, because I knew that the cloudy weather would probably keep many people away from the zoo.  A number of school districts in the area had a teacher inservice day as well, so I was hoping that the zoo […]

Flashback Friday

Friday, October 14th, 2011

It’s time for another trip down memory lane… Today is a teacher inservice day, so we’re going to head to the zoo to spend the day.  The kids haven’t been there since right before school began, and the weather seems like it will hold off on the rain just enough to make for a fairly […]