Monthly Archives: July 2017

Play Bill

A&E did a play for us tonight. This was the “directors notes” abbey gave us beforehand, so we would be interested and be able to follow the intricacies  of the plot. My favorite part is the last sentence- it’s like … Continue reading

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Summer vacation

    When I was young, my family had a few favorite spots to vacation: the woods of Wisconsin, beaches in Rhode Island, lakes of Arkansas, mountains of Colorado, and others.  I looked forward to those times mostly because they … Continue reading

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The Girls and Creative Play

One of my favorite things to watch in the girls’ development is the role of creative play.  I (Cynthia) just finished reading the first two chapters of Charlotte’s Web to Abigail and Evelyn and they loved it.  Immediately after reading, they … Continue reading

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Abbey’s birthday party

  Abbey’s birthday parties, because she was born in July, have always been festive occasions with great weather.  Today was no different, and we decided to take advantage of Seattle’s “Bicycle Sundays“, where they close down some of the roads … Continue reading

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And… done!

It’s about finishing what you start!  After several months of planning, and several days of actual work, today was about filling in the gaps. Opa and I put fine sand and swept it in between the pavers to stabilize them.  … Continue reading

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Building a back porch

One of the first things people notice when they visit is our back yard.  It’s true- our yard is pretty spacious (for the part of the city we live in), and it’s shape in a way that really envelops you … Continue reading

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