Friday, May 18, 2018


Today was Callum's turn at the stage! His class performed a musical called "Goal" and they did a really impressive job!

Callum was all over the place with his many roles - first at the door, welcoming parents and passing out programs, then at the back of the auditorium controlling the lights to light up the stage (!!), then onstage playing the role of "Michael", an enthusiastic soccer player and then later as "Whiney Kid #3", a - you guessed it - whiney team player! ;-)

He did great, and so did everyone else! What a fun afternoon.

Craft time!

Who needs a craft room when I can just use the boys' trampoline?!? 🙃🤘🏼

We've got the annual neighborhood progressive party coming up (where we sell tickets to raise money for the schools), and we're one of the sponsoring families again this year.

The theme is Mardi Gras so I'm making a couple of beaded "chandelier" decorations to hang up. I want to add a few more embellishments, but I think it's coming along nicely! 😊

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A 49er Miner

Today, Logan's class gave a "wax museum" presentation! Each of the students were dressed up as a character from the Gold Rush days and frozen (like wax) until you "activated" them (by pushing their red button - you can see Logan's on his hand). Once activated, they came to life and told a little bit about their character's life. Logan was a 49er Miner. 😁

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Music Class Concert

Last night was Logan's music class concert. He wasn't particularly thrilled about going - but stuck with it.

Callum and I were proud supporters in the front row (which, apparently, made Logan more nervous, seeing us there!), so we took a few goofy pics after it was all over (does that look like relief on Logan's face?!?) :)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Charlie’s Acres

We visited our friends’ amazing animal sanctuary (Charlie’s Acres) in Sonoma today. The weather was perfect, and the animals (and boys) were on their best behavior! 😆

After a lovely tour, we helped with some chores (the boys spread wildflower seeds before joining us to help stain one of the new barns) and then headed back home. It was a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day - my heart is thankful, and full. ❤️❤️❤️

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Amazing art!

And here's a sampling of Callum's amazing artwork from the Open House tonight. :)

Open House

Tonight we went to Callum's Open House, where he was our dedicated tour guide throughout his room and school. ;-)

We are very proud of all he has accomplished! I'll post all of his artwork separately - but these two poems I also had to share. Because they are so good, and I got a real kick out of them. They also ring quite true. :)

Monday, April 30, 2018

An art series on birds

Callum started a new series of art classes today - the topic is focused on birds! Check out his amazing painting from this afternoon!! :)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Business Day!

Logan's recent class assignment was to create a new business. The students had to put together a business plan (some worked in small groups and others worked alone) and then figure out how they'd make the product, or provide the service, that they would sell.

They had certain costs to consider (materials, licensing, space to rent, etc) as well as a schedule to manage - leading up to the big day today, where everything was available to buy, by visiting parents, 4th and 5th grade neighboring classes, and fellow classmates too. :)

Every kid did a fabulous job and I came home with a bunch of fun things to share with the family (miniature clay creatures, inspirational art quotes, homemade bath bombs and salts, magnetic slime, pom-poms, bookmarks and of course, Logan's unique comic strips!). So fun!!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation week, so I asked the boys to sit down and write a couple of cards for their teachers this morning. This is what they came up with - not too shabby!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Arcades and cool down

AND THEN... because all of that wasn't enough, the kids spent an hour playing games in the arcade, before we closed down the party. :)

After we said goodbye to most of his friends, we swapped kids with the Jodoins and took Connor home with us (while Logan went home with them), for an overnight. They are currently having a ball in the pool (which is just BARELY warm enough to play in, at 78*, but they don't seem to care and are having a blast)! Pretty much a sweet birthday weekend for our little guy, if you ask me! ;-)

Pizza, gifts and cupcakes

We finished a round of mini-golf in about an hour, which was perfect timing since lunch was about to arrive. We lounged in the shade to rehydrate, eat some pizza and cupcakes, act silly for the camera, and most importantly for Mr. Callum, open his gifts!