Harvest Mom, dog trainer, shepherdess, spinner, naturalist, teacher, wife, friend, daughter, sister, rabid football fan, musician (barely), artist in my own mind, writer wannabe, chocoholic. Easily distracted by bright shiny objects.
The Map Man
Bridge Engineer, map follower, accidental farmer, master go-with-the-flow-er, juggler of oranges and life, world's best father. My partner (for 24 years), my best friend (for 29 years), my heart (for eternity), my balance, my obsession. The reason I am where and who I want to be.
Twelve, enthusiastic, creative, hilarious, musical, dramatic, driven, future professional dancer (and whatever else he puts his mind to). Has a zest for life and all it's many nooks and crannies.
Nine (and a half!), karate kid, sensitive, imaginative, inquisitive, affectionate, observant, thoughtful, a free spirit with an old soul. Talks to animals and trees, listens to the wind and the stars.
10 months, bubbly, silly, musically inclined, cat (and penguin!) obsessed, baby on the go
Friday night we took the kids to a Solstice Celebration at one of the area children's museums. They had a really great storyteller who used tons of audience participation both in telling stories and singing songs (J and his friend D even got to dress up and help tell one of the stories!), there was a planetarium program about the Solstice and traditions that celebrate the return of light, there was a bonfire and s'mores making, and they set up telescopes for viewing of the cosmos. One telescope was so strong, we could clearly see 4 of Jupiter's moons (which J named for us). They also had a couple of crafts available for the kids, but we were so busy with the other things we didn't even bother to participate in those. Fun event!