Yearly Archives: 2011

Our chicks – now with less fluff

Week three with chickens is going well. Jrh tells me that they are eating a lot more and their increase in size seems to evidence this. They are also starting to look more like chickens instead of chicks. They have real feathers and the beginning of combs and they are roosting and flying like champs […]

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Checking things off our summer activity list

Summertime offers parents and kids lots of opportunities to do things that don’t fit into the regular routine of the school year.  At the beginning of the summer the three months before you seem ripe with possibility and yet mid July it is easy to see how the time can slip away. This year I […]

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Fourth of July weekend events

As new dog owners we knew we would have to adapt our daily life to accomodate a new part of the family. We didn’t know that our little dog would be such a scaredy cat. She gets better week by week but we still don’t always know how she is going to react in situations. […]

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Chicken Surprise! Our first week with chickens

In addition to upping the cute quotient of our family enormously, the chicks have provided endless hours of entertainment (both in person and online). On day two of our chicken keeping adventure jrh called me to say that the post office called to say that our chickens had arrived. What? Oh No! We already have chickens […]

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Snippets from this Montessori school year

These are completely random moments from Nora’s and Ben’s school year at Madison Central Montessori School. I was not present with my camera for all of these days, many of the Nora photos were taken by Nora’s classroom teachers (I have them because I do the yearbook for the school). I love it when I […]

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Special Delivery: Poultry via USPS

My happy husband got the call today that our day old chicks arrived at the post office. I happened to be at home camera in hand when he arrived. Our chicks will live in our garage for a few weeks until they are big enough to be in our backyard coop. I am sure there […]

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School break

you might thing I am talking about summer vacation but no, I am talking about spring break. I am a little behind posting updates and photos and so here is a quick recap of our little road trip to St. Louis. We just went for a few days but in that time we…. ate custard […]

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Catch me if you can…

Anyone who is a parent has probably encountered the advise to “catch your kids being good” in response to struggles with behavior that might be less than ideal. I’ve found that people use and believe in positive discipline techniques in varying degrees. As a parent I have struggled with employing them consistently – this is not to say that I try to point […]

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Things change and remain the same…

I went to Austin for a wonderful photography workshop. I stayed an extra day to see some friends from grad school. It has been ages since the days of hanging out constantly in Minnesota. As photographer and a mom who left academia behind ages ago, I was worried that I wouldn’t still mesh with the […]

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Discovery World

This weekend we visited grandparents in Milwaukee. We had yet to visit the Discovery World Museum and a winter weekend seemed like the perfect time to explore. We had a wonderful time exploring at the Discovery World. Like many kid and science museums there always seem to be a few exhibits that are non-functional or […]

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