Saturday, April 9, 2016


Clare started taking a watercolor class in March, and after her lessons I make her teach me what she's learning.  When Sarah's birthday approached, we came up with the idea of each painting her a small watercolor.  Sarah likes birds, and trees, so  we centered our works of art around those themes.  

Here are all three paintings, along with the floppy sun hat we also gave Sarah.

Theresa opted for a simple bird and branch silhouette on a sponged yellow background.
Clare's has a tree done in watercolor pencil in front of a moody, dramatic background.  She wished, afterward, that she hadn't put the bird in.
I (Michele) copied a really cool picture I found on the internet with a variety of multicolored birds in the branches.

And of course, we painted Philip.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Now Playing on the Big Screen.

When Sarah was in town, she took her little sibs to see Zootopia.  This was Philip's first experience at the movies, and he was entranced - for the first 30 minutes.  After that he wanted to go outside, like usual.  I had to ply him with a box of Sour Patch Kids and a soda to get him to stay in the theater for the duration of the movie.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016


Every once in a while, B.D. sends me a snapshot.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Storytime With Sarah.

Sarah is a doer.  She doesn't like when everyone just sits around staring at screens.  And when she decided to read Regina a story, everyone else gathered around like moths to a flame.  Even Charlie. :)

Happy 25th birthday, Sarah! 

Frog and Toad are so silly.  Sarah even does all the voices. 

Friday, April 1, 2016


This picture was taken at a playground a few weeks ago.

Here are two more shots of them: