Violet

ten

ten

4th & 2nd graders

4th & 2nd graders

3rd and 1st graders

3rd and 1st graders

Wordless Wednesday:  uh-oh... already?

Wordless Wednesday: uh-oh… already?

chop

chop

We couldn’t talk her into it.  She refused to cut her hair.  Not during the daily brush-and-screams, or the subsequent style-and-screams, or even the lice-comb-out-and-screams (a kindergarten tradition, apparently).  She wanted to have the longest hair in class, a title held by a little boy who knows how to rock a serious mullet. And so, […]

eight

eight

the cat who came for Christmas

the cat who came for Christmas

Two weeks before Christmas, and I was not feeling the cheer.  In fact, every evening was just an epic homework battle punctuated by sibling death-matches and family dominio-meltdowns.  So when I heard the sound of a crying cat after school one afternoon, I decided we should follow it, if just to stall the inevitable. We […]

R.I.P. Henrietta Universe, 4/2010 - 5/2012

R.I.P. Henrietta Universe, 4/2010 – 5/2012

She seemed fine after her egg binding incident, eating well, happily scratching with her girls.  But we never did get another egg.  So I wasn’t too surprised to find her pale and droopy on Wednesday night.  I put her in her coop and braced myself for a possible Chicken Spa the next day. But she never […]

brahma drama

brahma drama

Our white Brahma chicken, Henrietta Universe, has never been our most prolific layer.  So it took us a few days to realize she hadn’t given us an egg in far too long. I texted Rob, “Henrietta looks pale.  I don’t think she feels good.” “What?! How can a chicken look pale?” he replied. Good point. […]

the things she says: age six

the things she says: age six

Twitter year in review for @thenVioletsaid: Soy Dora! Y mi cabeza es un football. I wish Graham was my twin so he could go to kindergarten with me. That sign says “Men’s Club”. Is that a club just for boys? Graham! Do you want to join it? (He said yes.) #thedangersofreading In “Rockin Around the Christmas […]