Monday, April 18, 2016

And now we are raising caterpillars...

Meet Spike, Edie, Annie, Sadie, and Beau. If we do this right, we will have some painted lady butterflies in a few weeks.

Friday, April 01, 2016

what we're loving now {March 2016}

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - I got the idea to read out loud a little to Cadence on the bus when I am the afternoon parent chaperone.  I enjoy my current job, but I miss the magic of read-a-loud we all enjoyed back when I was doing storytimes in public libraries.  I did not expect how much the other kids would get excited about the story too.  Narnia! Narnia! We only have a few more pages to go, and then we have to pick the next book I'll read to them.  Cadence and Piper want to have a Narnia birthday party this year, and that will lead you down a wonderful Pinterest rabbit hole, let me tell you.  (I had a hard time keeping my composure when I read the passage below before Easter.)

Odd Squad - I felt like this live action PBS kids show would really appeal to the girls (two secret agent kids seek to solve odd problems with math), and they finally got into it on our way back from Virginia at the end of spring break.  It's math (Cadence's favorite school subject) and offbeat humor (Piper's life).  Matt and I giggled some too.

Ramona and Beezus - We picked this up from the public library on a whim for our family movie night and loved it.  It's a sweet adaptation of several of the Beverly Cleary Ramona books.

My Noonday Cow Horn Earrings - Matt and Piper got me these for Christmas, and I've been wearing them, well, A LOT.  I get a lot of compliments - in fact, I wore them today. I love Noonday Collection and its support of third world artisans.

Happy April!