Start of Summer

Yesterday was the twins’ first full day of summer. We spent a lazy morning at home (well, they did – I cleaned), then in the afternoon we went to the Y for their start of summer party. They both gave rock wall climbing a try. After that, we went to the library and signed up…

The last day of school

I didn’t take first day/last day pics. But I did take pictures! Yesterday was the twins’ last day of kindergarten. They’re now rising first graders! At 12:15 I went to their school to pick them up, and we went back to my office, where they were going to play and watch movies while I worked…


Smirk smirk smirk Anniversary

Eight years ago today I signed up for my first blog. It’s been a fantastic ride, that’s taken me from Lisbon to Mexico to Portland and a lot of places in between. It gave me a new job (or, gave me the chance to earn a new job), which has significantly changed our lives…


I was asking him to do math in his head, and he got every question right.


Every single day he stops at the water fountain, because he sees big kids using it. He definitely does not know how to make the water flow, so he gets up there everyday with a great deal of hope, and very little success.

Two birds

The kids got in some art time at Old Navy today.

Chamber Clambake

Today we went to the chamber clambake. It was the 50th anniversary of the first clambake, and we learned a little history. It’s been held in 7 locations, including Lincoln Park, the John Ash Community Center, and Good Times of Olean. Today was held at the Sullivan Street roundabout, which meant it was in the…