Apr 23, 2015


We made an overnight stop at the Ford on our way to DC this week, and even stayed on campus overnight. It was a lovely visit!
The building where Tim and I met in a philosophy class:
Our children's reaction when we explained this and asked them for a picture outside:
 The philosophy classroom:
And Liam's contribution to the chalkboard:
The Gummere Morley room in the library, a personal favorite, and our kids playing outside the window:
Liam insisted upon spending a good 10 minutes cleaning up the beer cups and abandoned wine bottles left over from a previous night's party (I had been questioning what kind of punks leave a mess like this behind for someone else to clean up, honor code and all--apparently he agreed):
A favorite tree Tim and I used to climb:
On the path to the Haverford Friends meeting (memory is such a fickle thing – I forgot what side of the path of the meeting house was on):
What a place! We were both struck by what a privilege it was to spend four years there. Thanks to our parents for making it happen!

Apr 17, 2015

Farmers and duckies

Liam and his classmates dressed up as farmers for their spring music concert:
Needless to say, the performance was adorable.

In other news, he and his classmates have been practicing jump roping and have been encouraged to fund raise money for the American Heart Association. Tim and I have been ambivalent about the fundraising, because the children are given flyers at school, complete with corporate advertisements, and pictures of little rubber duckies that they can earn for each fundraising level. Naturally, this process is all about the duckies for the kids. I expressed my concern to Liam about any advertising in school, as well as the problem of kids with access to money earning fancier duckies. Then I was cleaning his room the other day, and I found this:
Poor fellow. It has to be a drag having such a weirdo parents. He ended up using five dollars of his own money to get a ducky, and seems to be very satisfied

Apr 15, 2015

Reid's celebratory ice cream

Today Reid swam the entire length of an Olympic swimming pool unaided. This is his massive reward.

Apr 14, 2015


We just had a wonderful visit with Grandma Marie, who generously covered child schlepping and other primary parent duties for several days while I was away doing school author visits.
Marie has been sifting through family photos and came across this one from her childhood. 
Remind you of anyone?

Apr 5, 2015


(Yellow eggs died with turmeric, dark blue eggs died with hibiscus flowers, other eggs died with your run-of-the-mill food coloring).