Thanksgiving diorama meets Peter and the Wolf meats duck billed platypus:
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Eating the last of the cherry tomatoes from our garden, which have been ripening in the colander on the counter:
Enjoying walks home from school through the woods:
We pretend to be ninjas (of course) on the walk. Liam found a metal tool, which turns out to be a handy sword.
Reid has started sporting the full body snowsuit.
We cross two bridges on the way:
And run through a final pine stand, watching out for "bad guy deer" and waving to the fairy forest and house along the way:
At home the Christmas cacti are in bloom on the kitchen counter:
And Reid has been very busy making forts. We call this Reid Feng Shui--finally the couch cushions are being put to good use. Today I asked him what he was doing when he was very carefully distributing Velcro balls all over the fort. "These are bullets to stop the bad guys," he said.
Believe it or not, we have also been attending Quaker meeting regularly for the last two months. The spirit of pacifism is clearly rubbing off.
Big brothers come in handy for making fort signs:
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Our dear friend Modesta had her daughter, Demaris Mikayla, on October 5th in Dar es Salaam. Demaris is now one month old and as cute as can be. Even when she was in high school, Modesta told me repeatedly that when she had kids, she hoped they would be fat, because she only liked fat babies. Well, it looks like Mode won out not only with a chubby, healthy little kiddo, but with one of the cutest babies around. We're so happy for Mode and her husband Matthew!
|Demaris and her Grandma, Modesta's mom|
|And Demaris and her wonderful mom, Modesta!|