Kaya took this picture of Laney, a few seconds after devouring a Rise chocolate donut. The smile tells it all. And Kaya is getting pretty good with the camera.


Holy Kindergarten!

I can’t believe it, but Kaya is officially a Kindergartner! She had her first day yesterday and was super excited to tell us all about her day. There was not a hint of anxiety, although she definitely fell asleep quickly at bedtime. I am so proud of her. She is now officially a Carrboro Cub – here is a pic of her with another cub!


Saying goodbye

We spent last weekend in Northern New Jersey at a “celebration of life” to remember Tommy’s grandmother Blanche and his Aunt Kate who recently passed away. I actually missed much of the actual services because the kids weren’t in a mood to stay quiet and listen to speeches, but the weekend was a nice way to remember “GG” (stands for great grandma) and Kate. A number of friends had suggested leaving the kids at home (you know, instead of making them spend 24 hours driving in the car like we did – that is not an exaggeration), but I was really glad to have them there. They represent joy and youthfulness and the future, and they are always so wonderful to travel with – inquisitive, energetic, and full of wonder, even at a funeral life celebration. We will miss you Blanche and Kate. And since no one really takes pictures at a funeral celebration of life, here’s one of Maggie sleeping on the floor of our hotel pre-services.



Splish Splash

Maggie LOVES taking baths – it’s probably her favorite activity. I’m really looking forward to her being able to sit up in the bath, so she can join her sisters in a formal bath, instead of requiring a whole extra apparatus. But for now, we use good ole whale tub and she splish splashes around for as long as I let her.


Girls Night

Tommy had to work one night this week, and Angelica had class, so the girls and I had a dance party to the Trolls soundtrack and then read the Wizard of Oz. Maggie even got in on the action. Twas a pretty fun girls night AND I had them in bed by 7:30.