Category Archives: Benchmarks

Christmas 2019: Happy Christmas, and Happy Decade!

Dear Loved Ones, Merry Christmas! And happy end-of-the-decade! And welcome to the 2020’s! (It sounds exciting, doesn’t it?). Before we tell you a little about us, we want to make sure we tell you: love and peace to all of … Continue reading

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First Day of School, 2019

Here we go…

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Happy birthday, lovely girl

Abigail turned 9, a few hours ago. Here we are with a very special view, off the Mendocino coast.

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The End of the school year

Well, we are here!  Abbey and Evie say good bye to kindergarten and 3rd grade… and that makes them officially: first grader & 4th grader… crazy!!! I know every parent says this, several times a week, as they watch their … Continue reading

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Here we Go, part 2

Seattle Public Schools starts kindergartners a few days later than the other grades.  Which means we are obliged to do two “first day of school” pictures.  

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Evie reads her first book

    Like a lot of parents, we’ve been working on reading with Evie for several years- first letters, then sounds, then putting sounds together, letter recognition… it’s all connected, and a long process. It’s with great pride, then, when … Continue reading

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Bookmark Day: we finish Chronicles of Narnia

So, this was pretty cool.  We actually started reading Narnia a few years ago, and we got through 3 books.  I knew Abbey was into it, but I wasn’t sure how much.  And I was confident that the concepts were … Continue reading

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