Tea and Crumpets

Emma invited her female classmates over for a tea party in February.  We didn't advertise it as a birthday party, because Emma that the gift … [Read more...]

My tiny cabbage

Mon petit chou grew her own ten pound whopper this year, as part of a national cabbage-growing competition through Bonnie seeds & … [Read more...]

Flower girls and ring boys

Emma was honored with an invitation to participate in our friends' wedding as flower girl; the bride is Emma's dance teacher and the groom … [Read more...]

Companions on a Journey

Emma made her First Communion last Saturday, attended by all of her aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. We stepped outside for a … [Read more...]


She had so many outfits picked out for her "photo shoot", but we only made it through the first set.  After the plaid jumper, I fed Higdon … [Read more...]

Sous Chef

Aedan has swimming these next two weeks, so Emma has some extra Mommy time after school.  I became so used to Aedan doing kitchen prep work … [Read more...]

Emma’s 1st 5k

Two weeks later than scheduled, Emma was finally able to run her 1st 5k.  We supported Aunt Amy's track team and ran the 1st annual … [Read more...]

Pulling Ahead

Emma is officially faster than me.  For now.  Our 1/2 mile jaunt down to the track, plus three-400 meter repeats, plus the 1/2 mile back to … [Read more...]

Our Dig Site

Aedan and I found an animal skull in the woods on Wednesday when we were working on our rock trail. We set it aside for Emma and gingerly … [Read more...]

Go, Orange!

Emma started soccer last week, with practice on Sunday and Thursday and her first game scheduled for Saturday.  (tomorrow!) I was out of … [Read more...]