Thursday, December 18, 2014

Good Night

Egads, forgot to blog and now it too late for my brain to think too much!

 Duke and friend watching a show as the adults had a meeting.  They are happily munching on popcorn!

 Me on a ski.  We don't have too much snow (as apparent in the bottom picture), but it isn't bad for skate skiing!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Russian Jack

Duke and I sledded with our Tuesday group at Russian Jack.  It was so pretty outside and the hill was speedy fast.  We had a great time sledding and I didn't take even one.  I did snap one when we sledded all the way down to the bridge.  We watched two squirrels (Runner and Dangler) for a long time just jumping and clinging to tiny branches.  It was a lovely day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


 We had forest school and Kincaid stayed home sick from school.  He just has a bad cold - they hit him ten times harder than they do Duke.  He did lots of reading in bed, listening to me read and some movie watching.  Fingers crossed for a move towards health for tomorrow!
 The kids spent a lot of time climbing on the trees at Forest School.  I had a lovely little project about Solstice planned, but they had other ideas.  We did many rounds of hide and seek and then lots of tree climbing and me 'rescuing' them.  Such fun!
This is from the other night.  Duke just crawled up on his lap - love this so much!

Monday, December 15, 2014


On Sunday, I forced the family into the car to go see the Tuba Concert.  It is a free show by many, many, many Tubas in the Performing Arts Center atrium.  I loved it and the kids tolerated it.  We were interviewed by the news and Duke was asked what he liked best, "I didn't like any part of it".  I hope they cut that part...
 We then went to the Captain Cook for the gingerbread village.  They loved it.
 It was impressive and quite lovely smelling.  (Pure sugar)
 Oh, these are from our Friday event.  It was a gorgeous day and the sky was amazing.
Duke found a tree chair and took a rest before playing with his friends some more.  I think that we stayed 2 hours and 45 minutes.  I blame the warm weather we are having. 

Friday, December 12, 2014


Tough day.  Here was a very bright spot! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Duke drew this amazing picture of him and Kincaid reading books.  I love it more than most he has drawn lately (those mainly involve storm troopers).   Kincaid doing fantastic in school - he loves getting Monster Points (those are good) that he gets for good behavior.  They are crazily motivating for him and they have no real value (they can't be traded in for anything).  I really don't think he needs any motivation though!

And, I hate it when the boys are gone.  I try to use my time wisely by doing things that I can't do when they are here.  I zipped out for a skate ski and had such a great time.  It was super hard packed and I could fly.  I did worry about falling as it was about like concrete.  Actually, there was only an inch or two over the concrete so it wouldn't have felt very good!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


The boys made their own Battleship game.  You can see the board that Duke made below. He put letters on the top and then made boxes with numbers and drew ships on some of them.  It was so amusing.  Then, we played Uno and ended the evening with a green bath. 

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