Saturday, December 06, 2014


Two girls.
Two First Lego League robotics teams. One state qualifier.
One long day.

Thursday, December 04, 2014


E1, E3 and I spent the evening making tied fleece blankets that will be delivered to Children's Hospital for Christmas. E3's pony Nemo gathered the scraps for us.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Samsung Sings

We recently ditched our iphones, for various reasons, but largely because of a growing hatred of itunes.  Imagine my delight at finding a blogger app. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

If Only In My Dreams

Two years after our Hawaii trip I'm finally sorting through all the photos... The project has seemed overwhelming because we have so many sources of photos. We've got some from my phone:
Airport signage.

Some from my camera:

I suspect Superman lives on the Big Island.

Some from E1's camera:

Sunset from our balcony.

And some from E2's camera:

Sea turtle!

And then there are the photos that were taken for us:
First time up!

My nurses hat FLEW off my head just before the 'click'.
So, I'm working on organizing them by island and device. There's a Groupon breathing down my neck as incentive, so I really need to stick with it!

Monday, December 02, 2013


It seems unreal that December is here already - didn't we just have back-to-school? I suspect the biggest difference this year is that middle child of ours. She is pretty much maxed out on activities: student council, scholar bowl, cheer, robotics... Usually, once October hits, soccer and golf have ended and we settle into fall. This year things never really slowed down, so between all of E2’s shenanigans, and E1's marching/pep band and scholar bowl (and social life), and E3's gym and Girl Scouts, we're a bit busy. All grades are being maintained though, because they're tough girls.

We had a busy Thanksgiving weekend, and I think we were all feeling it this morning. E2 actually asked if we could "do nothing" next weekend. That's right, the busiest kid. She claims to have big plans of sleeping for the whole Christmas break - I'll keep you posted on how that works out for her.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Golf Girl - Year Two

E1 had a good year of golf again this year, and the team did much better overall.

What DOES the fox say? This one likely says 'FORE!'.

Golf courses are lovely places to hang out...beautiful surroundings, tooling around on a cart, watching my kid do her thing.

It's driving me crazy that my text isn't centered, but I haven't figured out how to fix it.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Dust, Dust, Dust...

What a better way to dust off the old blog than with pictures from the St. Louis Zoo?

These three were all trying to squidge on the same pile of sand. I suspect the sand was recently added for enrichment purposes.