Friday, December 16, 2011

Tacky Sweater Day.

Jordan and her friends on the last day of school before winter break.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Four on the Fourth

One day late for three on the third so we added a fourth and retitled the post.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Getting ready.

 We decorated for our favorite holiday.  Jordan and Maddie sorted through various costume pieces and tried different creepy combinations.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

No Ice Skating.

After visiting the exhibits at the Harvest Festival, we decided to explore the wooded area on the property and found this.  I gave us a laught, but I wonder who would think of ice skating on this piece of land?  The nearest body of water is a very small pond with vegetation growing up through most of it and it's several yards beyond this sign.  Hmmm . . .

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sunshine and Spiderwebs

I haven't seem many insects hanging around this summer.  I'm happy to have found this one.  You should double click this one to get a better look.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The unexpected.

Found in Zach's yard this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The everyday.

Not my everyday, but Jordan's. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another fun Walk to Cure Diabetes raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Horsing around before school.

Maddie's Puppet.

She has been working on this puppet for weeks.  She had made the entire thing right down to the clothes and (Converse look-a-like) shoes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sick Waiting Area.

Today we had to sit in this section.  Jordan has had a sore throat and fever reaching 102 degrees (when ibuprofen wears off) since last Thursday.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Game Pieces.

For Jordan's history project.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Impromptu Photo Shoot

after the Spanish National Honor Society Induction. . . love these girls!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A new pasta recipe.

This not only smelled delicious, it tasted just as good.  Pasta and peas tossed with a mixture of creme friache, garlic, chives, and parmesean.  Yummy!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The neighborhood at dusk.

This is what you get with a new camera on a tripod set with a 13 second shutter speed and one daughter on roller skates, the other on a bicycle.  Kinda fun . . .

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shucking corn is a great time.

As long as Maddie is the one doing all of the shucking.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tag, you're it!

Maddie and Jordan's friend, Kern, have had this game of tag going since Jordan's birthday party.  She wrote him a note, he wrote one back, she texted him, he tagged her in the car when she wasn't looking, she posted this sign in his yard while he was napping . . . Kern, you're it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1930's Style.

Ready to present a 1930's Hamlet to drama class.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Strawberry thief.

Not only do the squirrels get into our garden and steal the strawberries, but they also climb onto the ledge of the kitchen window so we can watch them eat the berries.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My first non-halloween garment

in many years.  Jordan is re-working Hamlet and setting the play during the 30's.  When she presents to her drama class she will wear this dress - a pattern matched to the 1930's style, made from reproduction feed sack cloth.  Very similar to the dresses made and worn by women and girls during that time.

Monday, May 9, 2011


I spotting this beautiful shadow while waiting to pick up Jordan and Aili from driver's ed tonight.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Helping with a CAS goal.

Aditi set a CAS (Community and Service) goal to make a skirt.  I showed her how to make a simple elastic waistband skirt.  She did a great job and did it very quickly.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Trees at the mall.

I'm sure these are dogwoods - they are so beautiful.  I love how the petals are laying so flat on this flower.  Maddie insisted we go to the mall (to Build-a-Bear) while Aili and Jordan were at driver's ed.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Croquet anyone?

Leftover from Jordan's very merry unbirthday party.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Very Merry UnBirthday.

One of the many fun scenes from Jordan's birthday party -  20 kids and 900 sparklers.  They also played croquet, ladder ball, and just dance on the wii.  They also colored in Alice in Wonderland colorbooks and played with bubbles and play dough.  Great kids!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

International Week

These girls will change the world!

Monday, April 18, 2011

A quick trip

to the National Zoo.  We saw only a handful of animals before we called it a day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

16 Today.

Cruising the neighborhood with her new wheels.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sunglasses for Jilly.

She sure could use a pair.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011


It's a little stressful (because I want everything to be perfect for them), but I love to do this.  Serving breakfast to 96 hungry geniuses this morning made my day.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This is one of Jordan's "test shots" with the new camera.