Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Have I got a story for you...

Not long ago, a fire bug was caught in our backyard...a cute firebug at that!

Lucky for us, she was captured on video starting a massive fire that had the potential of really getting out of control!

Fortunately, she also had Catholic blood running through her veins (via DNA) and the guilt caught up with her! She quickly grabbed her smart phone & dialed 911... "Fire! Fire! Fire!" she yelled!!

Before we knew it the fire rescue truck arrived, zooming down the long and treacherous drive...

With little regard to his own safety, the brave and fearless fireman(boy) jumped from the fire rescue truck...

...with little thought, mainly instinct, he grabbed the nearest fire hose, turned it on to powerful, fire dousing capacity...

...and diverted yet another catastrophe...

...Another day saved...

Mission accomplished!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rainbow Bridge Ceremony

The 1st day of school involved a wonderful Opening Ceremony that included the entire school. It began with each grade processing into the Sanctuary and having their teacher stand up and present the curriculum for the coming year. In some schools this may sound B..O..R..I..N..G - but not here! It sounded fantastical - stories of Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Native Americans. Norse Mythology as well as lots of fables, tales and legends. And, don't forget Eurythmy, handwork, foreign languages and woodworking. (Oh, and math & science too!)

Then the pièce de résistance...the crossing of the Rainbow Bridge for the 1st graders. Each 1st grader was taken from their seats by their kindergarten teacher and led to a waiting 8th grader. The 8th grader then presented the rising 1st grader with a rose and took the 1st grader to a specially decorated bridge that the 1st grader crossed alone and greeted on the other side by Ms. Crowely, the 1st grade teacher. Very sweet, very symbolic!

I tried to not worry too much about taking pictures. It's hard for me to let go - but in the end I think it's more important for me to be present in the moment versus photographing the situation!

I love this 1st picture, how nonchalantly he is walking into the Sanctuary - like he does this every day!

Checking out the processional of students

Ms. Crowley telling them something very serious!

Enthusiastically greeting his 1st grade teacher, and his 2nd grade teacher, and his 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teacher...

Friday, August 20, 2010


This has been a long time coming...we've been dreaming and planning on sending our children to the Waldorf school for years! Finally, that day arrived and man, were we excited! The day started earlier than we are used to - and ended with two new Waldorf students! I can't believe my boy is now in Grade 1 - Amazing! And my Girl, is at the beginning of a two year magical journey, better known as Kindergarten!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Cousins

Do I even have to tell you how much my boy loves his cousins? Another perk to moving...we are now closer to our cousins & can see them more frequently!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Really, can it get much cuter than these two or am I just biased?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Earlier this week we picked loads of figs from a tree right behind our new home. These figs provided me with the perfect opportunity to try my hand at jam which I now know is...

a. a lot of work
b. not very plentiful
c. super-duper delicious!!

Next on my jam list...blueberries!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Shew...what a summer! In case you were wondering what's been keeping us busy...may I direct your attention to Mr. Benjamin "Parker" Wilson Jr.

He's pretty captivating!!