26 April 2013

A Pink Bird for Spring

I'm so glad that we're in a slightly warmer clime now--one that doesn't require jackets to go outside during the last part of April (I remember this day.  It was frigid!  And look at the dead grass!).  I was especially happy to put the pink bird on this page, with hopes that it would bring spring along with it.

23 April 2013

Pie in the Face

Recently our school sold pies for a fundraiser.  Every student who sold at least one pie had their name put in a drawing to throw a pie in the face of either the principal, or one of the most popular teachers at school.  My kids each had their name in the pot, and both the boys were chosen!

 Lew getting ready to throw his pie.  Kindergarteners got to go first, so he broke Mr. Q in!

 A shoulder hit....better than nothing.

Dogger also got to throw at Mr. Q.


 Another shoulder hit!  It appears we need to practice our pie in the face skills.

About half way through the torture.....good sports!

 After all the students from the drawing had their chance two teachers were invited to throw pies as well.  Both Dogger's and Goosey's teachers were chosen.


 Please take note of Mrs. D's face in each picture.  Priceless.




They definitely enjoyed it.

The two victims.

19 April 2013

First home

I can't believe it was only ten years ago that we decided to build and purchase our first home!  I'm so glad I've recorded the story and process because I'm sure someday the details will fade from my memory.

18 April 2013

Orange Door

Orange always makes me smiles.  An orange door on a row house?  Lovely.

16 April 2013

A trip to the capitol


A few weeks ago I chaperoned the fourth grade field trip to our state capitol.  I was surprised that we traveled in style on a tour bus complete with reclining seats, a DVD system and a bathroom.  For a two hour trip!


The capitol was, in typical east coast fashion, beautiful in all it's ornateness.







12 April 2013

Hello, little one.

I love the use of negative space and the shabby feel of this page.

09 April 2013

Flat Stanley

Last spring a high school classmate posted on Facebook the need for volunteers to host Flat Stanley for  some of her second grade students.  Since we live on the opposite side of the country from her, and her students, I thought it would be fun for them to have Stanley visit New England.


 Stanley is showing the west coast students that American and Cheddar cheeses are white on the east coast.

Stanley kept hearing about whoopie pies, and wondered what they were.  It took him to the grocery store and showed him.  They're like mini chocolate cakes with vanilla frosting in the middle.  New Englanders love them.

Stanley was surprised to see that many of the houses in New England look just like the ones he drew as a young child-- rectangles with lots of windows and a door on the front.  Here he is in front of our New Hampshire home.

Stanely enjoyed eating a New England classic, a fluffernutter sandwhich.

Stanley admires architecture, so he was thrilled to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright home in Manchester, NH.

Stanley is once again visiting us.  He seems very excited to be able to see the Philadelphia area this year.  I'll post pictures of his PA adventures once he journeys home to Oregon.

05 April 2013

One week


We just had spring break.  This two-page layout documents how we used our first spring break, when Goosey was in kindergarten.  I love the colors and the idea of highlighingt one photo each day for a week.

04 April 2013

Arlington House

Arlington House was the home of Robert E. Lee, and his family, when the Civil War began.  There was so much interesting history to learn there, and the park rangers were so great.  My favorite thing about Arlington House?  The view.





02 April 2013

Cabesh Goes to Washington: part 5, Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery was our last sightseeing stop before heading home.  Technically, entrance into Arlington is free, but we opted to purchase tour bus tickets because of the distance in between the major site.  Also, it was so cold, the wind was blowing like crazy, and we only packed hoodies.


Arlington is something you must see in person.  The size, the scope, the reverence are overwhelming.  I was humbled thinking of all of these men and women who have served our country, and the thousands more buried in VA cemeteries across the nation and in other places.


 Arlington has an amphitheater for special concerts, ceremonies and occasions.





Guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns.


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