Travel with kids and some sites in Brighton, England


This week we took a brief holiday in southern England. We went down on Monday and came back on Friday so it was a quick trip, but we got to spend time with family, experience some warmer weather, and enjoy the city and beach of Brighton for a couple of days. It was wonderful. What […]

A homeschool wrap up

This past week officially finished up our year of homeschooling. Schools here do not get out until July 3rd so we roughly went with the same schedule. It worked well as we had taken some time off right after Maisie’s birth. We had a great year. When I zoom back and focus on the year […]

May-June 2015 read-alouds


We’re still deep in Little House on the Prairie love around here!  We are enjoying nicer weather these days and trying to take advantage of that and we also have a move coming up which is taking a lot of my time. We’re still reading daily, just not in our normal routine. Farmer Boy was […]

March-April 2015 read-alouds


Since I failed to get the March read-aloud post up (even though I had it written) I am just going to combine March and April. Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary is one I will happily admit that I picked mainly to try to encourage Stefan to read longer chapter books. Henry and his dog get […]

The amazing birth of our little Maisie


Just after midnight on April 2, one week past her due date, our little Maisie Eliza entered this world. She weighed 10 pounds 1 ounce (my biggest baby by quite a margin!) and measured 22 inches. The past 9 months Before I jump to the more exciting part of Maisie’s birth, I have to briefly […]