Thursday, July 2, 2015


Hi, it's Grace writing...but since my parents haven't written in a while, I thought I could do it.

   A little update on the family:

  • I am going into 6th grade 
  • Ava is going into 4th grade 
  • Mom and Dad are 40!!!
  • Ava and I ice skate on a synchronized skating team here in Delaware  
  Thanks for reading! 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Love this girl.

Love this picture of our girl with her friend at the 2014 Girls On the Run event....she won Camper of the Day yesterday at Rittenhouse Camp!  So sweet and always thinking of others :-)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Vermont Trip - President's Day Weekend

Here is Turtle Dove's story about her first time ice skating on a "real" frozen lake....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

No Vacancy

I built this bird house and put it outside last January. We had no visitors last year and we were starting to get sad because we haven't had any visitors this year. Well, one + year later we have what we believe to be a nuthatch coming and going. Never mind that this was a woodpecker house - we are just happy to have a visitor. He (pretty sure it's a he) spent all afternoon putting small nest like objects through the hole. He must be getting his new pad ready for his girl!

Friday, December 10, 2010

A striking resemblance...

As we were making handcrafted ornaments, the Today show was on in the background..when TurtleDove says, "I just saw a boy who looked like Pop." After the commercial break, the "boy" was back was Hugh Heffner.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The S Word...and others...

It's the Primaries here today, and The Bean's school was closed...again. (They haven't had a full week yet, and they went back on 8/30!) I dropped Ava off first and was on our way to Grandma's house when Grace said something about "the S word". 

So I casually asked what the S word was, bracing myself for the answer...which apparently in her 1st grade world is Shut-up. I suppose she thinks it's one word...I breathe a sigh of relief that the real S word didn't come flying out of her mouth when she then announces she also knows about the F word.  Oh boy, here it comes, I thought. I could feel a pit in my stomach.

So again, in my innocence, I asked her what the F word was........

drum roll.....She said "it means fat." Some kids were talking about the S word and the F word in the back of the bus.

Fantastic. That's my F word for it. Let's hope that none of the words that start with A, S, F, etc come out anytime soon.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sean & Turtle Dove visit the Doctor.

Yesterday I took Turtle Dove to the Dr. because she had been complaining about her ear hurting and it was her left ear which has had chronic problems (ear drum has burst 3 times).

After waiting for about 45 minutes we are finally seen by the Dr. As the Dr. is about to leave the room, Turtle Dove says "Daddy, I am so thirsty." I say "Ok, I am thirsty've been such a good girl that we'll stop at Wawa on the way home and you can pick out any type of drink you want...."

PAUSE (Dr. standing in the hallway)...

Turtle Dove says, "I want a BEER." ***PAUSE*** Dr. looks at me.....thankfully, Turtle Dove clarifies without any prompting from me....."you know, the kind of BEER that kids can drink....what's that called - root beer?"

Phew! I thought I was about to get carted off to jail. The Dr. & I chuckle.

As it turns out, there is no ear infection. After leaving work 2 hours early, sitting in a waiting room for 45 minutes, and wasting $25 on the co-pay, I was ready for a real beer!