Author Archives: Tim OK

Spring Day Party

The girls planned a “first day of spring” party today. All day, they prepared: They cooked special food, they decorated their room, and counted down the minutes until spring actually began. (Cyn told them that spring officially began at 9pm; … Continue reading

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The Leprachaun Trap (COVID #3)

One of the more sturdy trends in education over the last decade has been in “project based learning”. The idea is this is more like learning in real life. Projects are about something you are inherently interested in. Rather than … Continue reading

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Girls’ new interest/ Projects (COVID #2)

Well, things sure are interesting here in seattle. (I’m assuming it’s similar outside of seattle, but because we are one of the “hot spots” right now). We are working on a Kniffin Plan for what life is like while staying … Continue reading

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COVID diary (#1 of many, I’m assuming)

ÑCyn estimates we have 150 books & cd’s checked out from the library. The max they will allow us 200, and she thinks we got close. Seattle public libraries closed today for an unknown amout of time, so we made … Continue reading

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Landmarks: We Become Foster Parents

When Cyn & I met, we quickly established (well before deciding to get married) that we thought adoption was something we both aspired to. “2 biological children, and two adopted children” was more or less our vision. As time went … Continue reading

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A first: celebrating Shrove Tuesday at Oma & Opas church

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A Night Out

Tonight, we celebrated Cyn’s birthday (technically not til Sunday, but this was the best night to celebrate it). Before we actually got to the restaurant, Cyn & I figured that the most we had ever spent on a single meal … Continue reading

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