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Linden’s Hierarchy of Needs

This is from a writing sample that just came home from school yesterday, on Lindy’s last day of 1st grade. My needs: 1. Foods that are healthey [sic]. 2. shelter.  3. water.  4. clothes.  5. care.  6. love. My wants: 1. pet dog.  2. pet chickens.  3. uneven bars.  4. …

St. John: An Inauspicious Beginning

The girls’ “big” Christmas gift this year was, in fact, big: a family trip to St. John, United States Virgin Island. Tim and I have been planning this since March and decided to keep it a secret from the girls. Saving the big reveal to Christmas Day was awesome! For …

Lou’s Debut

Finally. Her wait is over. This fall marks Lou’s club soccer debut. Enjoy the highlights from #41′s fun first season with Coach Marcella and Coach Yusuf.

Blueberries for Lou

Lou with a bucket in her favorite color and her favorite letter at Golden Bell Blueberry Farm – score! Lou and Lucky, the farm dog Bucket o’ Berries

The Jamaican Archer

Aspen and Oakley weren’t the only ones to go to camp this summer. Little Lou attended at Camp Whippoorwill, a local farm day camp, the first week that her sisters were away. As you can see below, she thought it was “graet!” The week culminated with the Whipporwill Olympics on …

3v3 and Our #3

Though she be but little, she is fierce! Shakespeare wasn’t referring to our third daughter in A Midsummer Night’s Dream but he could have been. Lou played in her first 3v3 tournament on Saturday, June 16th. She played with two teammates from the Bologna, her Y rec team and a …

Meant to Bee

As a gardener, I love rain. As a soccer mom, not so much. Having to tell our girls that their games have been rained out occasionally results in tears. So imagine our surprise when we told Lou that her last game of the season had been canceled and there were …

A Dad’s Nicknames

Someday, I suspect that these nicknames will have left me, but for now, they each belong to one of my girls.  Can you guess whose they are? Oakaloo Malouda Spinosa  

The Princess, The Pea, and The Lou

Once upon a time Lou’s kindergarten class was studying fairy tales. As the culmination of the unit, Friday was Favorite Fairy Tale Character Day. Can you guess what Lou was?