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reading

reading

Now that Violet can read, I can do fun things like type at her while she reads over my shoulder.  Below is a direct transcript from one such session: “Clifford the Big Red Violet.  Violet, you are awesome!!!  I can’t believe you can read so well!  Look at you!  You’re reading this right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You […]

Graham re: Violet

Graham re: Violet

I always hoped Violet and Graham would be as close as I was growing up with my little brother.  We were 18 months apart and inseparable.  Violet and Graham are 26 months apart (which is close enough for me).  These days they are completely crazy about each other… when they’re not making each other crazy. […]

chicken run - part 2

chicken run – part 2

I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the resolution of our chicken run conundrum.  Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The wait is over. After puzzling over the situation for weeks, a friend asked why we didn’t just throw the hens into one of the side yards.  Hm.  I had thought about that, really.  But […]