Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

This Year’s Snowstorm

Akiva: “Hey, Big Sister, what’s all this white stuff?”

Iris: “Snow. It’s supposed to come in winter. I guess this year it just forgot.”






Iris: “I waited for snow all winter and it just didn’t come and didn’t come and didn’t come

and now I thought it was supposed to be spring

and I thought spring was supposed to be warmer than winter!”

Akiva: “Hmm. Bbbbbthbb. Bababa.”






Iris: “I just got so tired of waiting.”

Akiva: “Snow…







Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Stone Bench at the Overlook, Shelburne Farms Trails

I lead a hike at Shelburne Farms.

I like the idea of Iris playing with a somewhat regular group of kids outside.

Iris, unfortunately, does not like that idea.









Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Thursday Hikes at LaPlatte Nature Park

Iris likes to be caboose. The rest of the children run ahead.

It was hard to convince her to be in the photo.







Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Birthday Dinner

Braised asparagus, pan-fried sweet potatoes, filet minion on the grill, red wine.




There’s a special wine section in the local fancy-foods store that has wine for girls turning four.




The blue blob with the candles poked in it is play doughβ€”




because I couldn’t poke candles into strawberries with whipped cream, which is what we had for dessert.

By then, I was too busy eating to remember to take any more photos.