Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

The Workings of a 2 year old Mind

My children have always been literal in naming their stuffed animals…You may remember Mousie,  Mousie the 2nd , and Mousie the 3rd. 






may17 007

“MeeOww Kitty”

may17 035

“MOUSIE” (the first)

may17 034




may17 038


[who says “Yee Haw!”]


Edison’s Christmas Party – 1st Grade

A few days before Christmas, Edison had his Christmas party at school.  Claudia and I were asked to come in to “help” out.  The parents of one of the children are professional ballroom dancers and they taught the kids some basic swing dancing moves.  It was cute when they were asked to pick a partner all of the boys ran to other boys and all of the girls ran to other girls. 


The blonde in the picture is Ms Brown, his teacher that he came home on the first day from school and said “mom, you’ll never guess what, but my teacher is a teenager!!!! 

christmas-party-004  christmas-party-005

Claudia got so interested in Edison’s art supplies in his desk that she couldn’t be bothered with the dancers.

christmas-party-010  christmas-party-012


However, she did put them away once the snacks were handed out…

christmas-party-016  christmas-party-024

Time Wasters for the holiday season and beyond…

This site is a great way to waste time and feel good about it.


Seriously, go do it…

Edison & Claudia at Mimi & Pop Pop’s

Just thought I’d share some cute pictures of Edison & Claudia from our trip to Pennsylvania a few weeks ago.


   Mom, I am NOT picking my nose…Just scratching it…


  Claudia playing with toys that were mine when I was her age……



Anyone looking for a summer home in Schoharie County????

I’m going to take a break from all of this vacation posting, because really, I have gotten so behind that I don’t even remember it anymore, amidst all of this packing and stressing out.


Our buyer backed out last minute.  Big ugly messy story.  I am not going to get into the details, but alas, we are now soon going to be the proud owners of TWO homes…er, hopefully not for long…Not really how I pictured having a summer home…in Carlisle…with the goats.  But life goes on, and we’d rather all live together in Saratoga than do this family from afar business that we have been doing for the last 3 weeks.


So now that we need to put our house on the market (again), I need to make it go from this:


To this:



With the generous help of THIS:


devil’s tower – (bear lodge)

Going to Devil’s Tower was like the holy grail of the trip for us.  The whole idea of going to Wyoming started with a picture of Devil’s Tower and Edison saying that he wanted to slide down it.  Leave it to the white man to name it “devil’s tower” when the Native American people groups all had a name for it that involved a bear (it looks like a giant bear scratched its claws along it).  So my dad kept telling everyone “we went to bear lodge today.”  Or when asked “have you seen devil’s tower yet?”  He would belligerently say, “no I didn’t see Devil’s tower, but Bear Lodge was amazing.”  There is a slightly less than 2 mile hike/walk around the base of it that we were able to walk with the kids – but the coolest thing was seeing the people rock climbing up the side of it!



It is seriously impossible to get a nice family photo of us.  It’s like photographing wild boars.

       Where’s Edison?  (Mom looks annoyed)  


   Garr & Claudia look good – once again Mom & Edison are being goofy.  I think I was pointing at the camera and telling my dad how to work it.  “Hold the button Down!”


      Scratching my head.  Sun still in the son’s eyes….

    This one will have to do.

 Now this old gal always photographs well.

  This place is too cool.  We have a very creative God.