This year instead of going to the big local Egg Hunt on Saturday we (and when I say “we” I mean Brenda) created a egg hunt in our side yard. The kids didn’t know about it until right before it happened and it was a nice surprise for them. I’m always amazed at seeing the […]
I was so appreciative last month when the teachers let us know about the boys having a big homework project. The main idea was that each child would learn about some part of their own culture, research it and then create one of several possible projects to display their culture knowledge at a school fair (which is this Friday). And then, 4 […]
If there’s one thing I’ve had to come to admit to myself, it’s that I start far more projects than I finish. I seem to say “yes” to so many things – both for myself and others. As much as I continue to prioritize and scale down that list of things I want to accomplish, […]
At 2:30 today I was the fortunate recipient of a phone call from the nurse at Lowell Elementary in Wheaton, telling me that Max got the bad end of a fight with a pencil. He had stuck a pencil into his ear canal and when he pulled it out it was pretty bloody. My guess […]
Today on this specialist of days I think about how much I miss both my mother and grandmother. My mom because it has been more than 6 months since I’ve been back to Detroit to see my family (thanks crappy global warming winter) but it feels like years, and my grandmother who passed on years […]
This Easter we did our very first Egg Hunt at Cantigny Park in Wheaton IL. It was probably the first really good warm weekend this year and nobody appreciates warm weather like people in the midwest. Here are some photos from the weekend, the rest can be found on SmugMug.