2023 Highlights: Weeks 3 & 4

Girls started their swim lessons again, which is always fun. This time they are both on Saturday…but 2 hours apart. Which is not ideal for having family swim time. So far, we are taking a Divide and Conquer approach and hope to use it as an opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with them. Manicures… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: Weeks 3 & 4

2023 Highlights: Early January

This has been a beautifully normal week. No one has been (newly) sick. We were able to resume/continue our regularly scheduled activities. I feel like I'm doing decently well at spending my time the way I want to spend my time. Here are a few highlights: Pearl got to have a friend over to play… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: Early January

2022 Highlights: December (pre-Christmas)

As predicted, December has been busy! No complaints here though - we have managed to stay pretty healthy (mostly) and had lots of fun things going on. We are now officially on winter break from school though my job continues to be extra busy. On my last highlights post, I had just celebrated my birthday.… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: December (pre-Christmas)

2022 Highlights: End of November and the Beginning of Advent

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. In the church calendar, the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day are a time of reflection and preparation. Not just the busy prep of the holidays - decoration, shopping, baking - though those are all good things, but a time set aside to contemplate what it means… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: End of November and the Beginning of Advent

2022 Highlights: Halloween, snow, and vaccinations

I am delighted to announce that as of this weekend, our whole family is vaccinated against Covid-19! Rose got her first dose on Saturday, along with her annual flu shot. I had registered her through the online system as soon as she turned 5 in September but after not hearing anything back, I went ahead… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Halloween, snow, and vaccinations

2022 Highlights: October (so far)

I am not nostalgic for 2020 but sometimes I do miss the fact that none of our family got so much as a cold for months on end. Even with a child who started kindergarten that autumn. We have not been so fortunate this time around. (Huh. Looks like wearing masks and washing your hands… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: October (so far)

Rose is 5!

Our Rose. She is a delight. She lives large and feels her feelings hard. At the beginning of September, I met with the kindergarten teachers at the girls' school, an opportunity to help them get a sense of my child as they figured out class placements. I pondered how to describe Rose. Rose loves hard.… Continue reading Rose is 5!

2022 Highlights: Week 36

It's been one of those weeks where the beginning of it already feels so long ago. Probably because this has been a week of big changes and transitions for our whole family. We took advantage of the sunny evenings and slow mornings and, after dinner one evening, we walked to the beach as a family… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 36