Category Archives: Developmental Nuggets

Breakout Day for some Learning Ski-ers

  Tim called it a “breakout day” of skiing with Abigail and Evelyn.    It was a breakout because, up to this day,  his girls had been generally unenthusiastic attitude about  skiing. In the previous winter,  Abigail got to be comfortable … Continue reading

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Evie learning to write

With as much as we do on this site to chart the comings and goings of the family, i still get frustrated that I don’t capture everything important. This is very much the case with Evie and her reading/ writing … Continue reading

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Dance Chance: a cool opportunity for Abbey

A few weeks ago, Abbey got accepted into a very cool program: “DanceChance” is put on by the Pacific NW Ballet (the pre-eminent ballet in Seattle) as a way to teach/give access to high-quality dance instruction to children in the … Continue reading

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Here we go… the first day of 3rd grade

Along with parents across the country, the existential dread of time’s passing occurs for me as I realize my baby Abigail is now over half way done with elementary school.      

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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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A “First”: Abbey and me go to hang out at a coffee shop and read a book

I asked Abbey what she wanted to do for the afternoon, and she suggested we go to a coffee shop and read together. Hearing that she wanted to do this, and realizing that she was old enough to do so gave … Continue reading

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Learning through watching

  This morning, during the worship service, Evelyn raised her hands during the song as an act of worship. Of course, I say “act of worship” as if I know the intentions of her heart. Obviously, I don’t know for … Continue reading

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