Saturday, November 03, 2018

The Love of Three Oranges

Four years, four middle school productions. Zara's turn as the evil princess Clarice in The Love of Three Oranges marked her final appearance in a middle school play. From an ensemble member in 5th grade's Peter Pan to the faithful sidekick Will Scarlett in 6th grade's Robin Hood to a handful of roles, most notably Eurycleia, Odysseus' childhood caretaker in the Odyssey - she's had a good run. I'm not sure what future theatrical endeavors she'll pursue, but I'm certainly game to sit back and enjoy her performances.
Peter Pan

Robin Hood

The Odyssey

(photos courtesy of STAB's SmugMug)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Both kiddos got to dress up for Halloween this year - K-4 always get to participate in the parade, and as the seniors of the middle school, 8th graders get to dress up, too. Zara went with a classic - RESISTANCE is a big theme around here, plus she's got the hair to do the Leia buns. Amity went Polar Bear, based on a literary character as well as just sheer love of the animal... but also doubled as an "albino wookie" to be a proper side kick for her big sister.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

More Halloween

There were a lot of cool things going on before Halloween at the kiddos' school. Here's a few pics of those cool things.

Sunday, October 07, 2018


We went to Festy! I've been kinda wondering about the site (it is also where they hold Lockn') and with our fave band Carbon Leaf on the bill there's no way we could miss it! We had a lovely time, it was a beautiful day and a great show! Cheers!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Back to School: 3rd and 8th Grades

And in a flash, we're back to school. In Zara's case, she's starting her last year of middle school. In Amity's case, she's starting her 2nd to last year of the "East Wing" which is the K-4 arm of the K-8 division of school.In all cases, while we're a bit sad to bid summer adieu, everyone's excited for the upcoming year.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Whipped Cream 2k18

Z and E have been friends for a long time... and one of their favorite activities is either making or eating whipped cream. You decide.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Carbon Leaf

Outdoor Carbon Leaf concerts are one of the best things about summer. One of my other favorite things is seasonally (or situationally) inappropriate signs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Zara and Wes went to Ireland for nearly 3 weeks with BRIMS and all I got were these adorbs selfies upon departure...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Safari Park

Amity's end of second grade trip was to the Safari park (which is kinda like a zoo, but not?) and I didn't go. However, a friend (thanks, Neeral!) chaperoned their group and therefore I was the lucky recipient of some extra cute Amity + Zebras (real and decorative) pictorial documentation.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Happy 8th Birthday, Amity!

Amity turned 8! She is an amazingly wondrous human being who continues to bring me immense joy (and occasional frustration) on a daily basis. Love you lots, Amiboo!