Archive for August, 2017

School Sprint

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

This week has been nuts. We have visited (in no particular order) Tad’s new middle school, his previous elementary school, Ane’s middle school, and Rerun’s new elementary school in the space of two days.  With planned visits TODAY to Tad’s new middle school and Rerun’s new elementary school. I might catch my breath at some […]

Happy Birthday, Obachan!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Today is Obachan’s birthday… but I don’t think I’m allowed to say how old she is.  She might argue with me. We had a birthday dinner for her at Grandma and Gichan’s house on Sunday, which included lots of her favorite foods, and her favorite dessert – cream puffs.  And we took a few good […]

Breakfast With Tad

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

We are gearing up for the first day of school next week… which included the middle school (gotta get used to saying that, instead of “junior high”) photo days.  Ane was willing to watch the little boys for me, so I could take Tad to his photo day without an entourage. He was more than […]

Rerun Explains It All

Monday, August 28th, 2017

When we visited the zoo a week ago, the penguins were molting.  There were feathers coming off some of them in large patches. And as one swam by, with bubbles streaming off the feathery down of the penguin’s back, a feather flew off in the bubbles. “LOOK!” Rerun yelped. “That penguin farted out a feather!” […]