Thursday, November 29, 2018


It was our final year for the Raintree Feast.  Cooper and the other 6th year students served the meal:

Baby loved the chocolate covered pretzels:

 Coop and Juliette helped clean out a pumpkin for pie-making:

Miss Ally came through!

Baby and I spent our actual Thanksgiving meal with some friends:

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Picked the last of the season's peppers and made them the Fab Four:

On his iPad when he had to come sit in on my class (his school was closed):

At a performance of Elf, the musical:

Getting an ultrasound.  We're going to have another hernia surgery soon....

Monday, November 19, 2018

The boys

Grandma Joan sent McDonald's gift cards for Halloween.  Everyone was quite happy!

Cooper folding laundry, in a laundry basket.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Singing and leaves

Cooper's school choir performed at an assisted living place:
(You can see Coop's head behind the boy with the blue suit jacket and bow tie.)

In between songs, they talked with residents about holiday traditions:
(Coop and his brown vest in the middle of the pic.)

Leaves in the driveway!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Voting and other important work

Baby went with me to vote:

Coop borrowed the "future voter" sticker for a photo op:

Using Halloween candy to bribe himself to do his math homework:

Cryptograms for fun:

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Actual Halloween

The kids:  Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio!

 John Lennon (circa 1974):


The cat pumpkin Cooper carved at school:

Baby Joe DiMaggio enjoying a Kit-Kat from Cooper's stash:

Monday, November 05, 2018

Halloween Prep

Coop practicing twirling in his Marilyn Monroe dress:

Baby's turn in a lion costume!!

To see Cooper in his lion costume ten years ago, click here.

Thursday, November 01, 2018


Maple Leaf Parade:

And leaf pictures!