The nominee now has a very big task-
He must decide quickly which mouse he will ask
To be his vice president - number two "on the slate" -
The very best partner, the best "running mate."
Woodrow, his assistants and primary leaders agreed
One mouse from the primaries could surely succeed
As Woodrow's vice president - clearly, all knew it:
Senator Felicity Fieldmouse could do it!
The convention went wild! And by acclamation,
Every mouse on the floor, every state delegation
Voted that choice (they knew how to pick it) -
Senator Fieldmouse was now "on the ticket."
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Woodrow for President
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
First Day of School
Monday, August 25, 2008
Our School Room
The red cabinet is the "craft cabinet" - just full of the basics like crayons, glue, markers, and paper. All the serious supplies are in the basement cabinets. We love that map. I was going to have it framed this summer... waaaay to expensive. It's thumb tacked to the wall. That door is to the garage.
The secretary desk never functions as a desk, just a catch all. The door to the right of the secretary opens to the foyer. The door to the left of it opens to the kitchen. And through that door is the basement door. And the other door, next to the red cabinet, is the coat closet - full of shoes, bags, and coats soon enough. How's that for a tour of doors?
Boxes for the countless works of art created daily.
Hannah and Will have their own sections of the bookshelf.
Hannah on the left. Will on the right.
I think we're ready!
First grade and Pre-K start tomorrow at our house!
*** update 8.10.09 Darcy's Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop ***
We are lounging around the pool in Florida, so these are last year's photos.
*** update 8.13.10 ***
More updated photos can be found here.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Late Summer Evening
We start at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
striking against the deep blue sky. We stay and play. And watch the light change as the sun goes down.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
We highly recommend Steve. And Theatre-in-the-Woods... magical setting for children's events.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Farewell to the Crib
Early this morning, as I sat drinking my coffee and staring at this pile of crib in my living room, I started to get a little nostalgic. This crib has been a fixture in our home for almost 7 years. I remember shopping for this crib and bringing it into our apartment. Then there was the night we set it up for the first time and just sat and stared, hit with the fact that we were going to be parents. Somebody little would sleep in there. Then Hannah arrived. And I stood at the side of this crib obsessing over her breathing, maybe she's cold, this blanket is probably too much... all while she slept peacefully. Without a break, Hannah moved out and Will moved in and Will moved out and Peter moved in. It doesn't seem like Peter has been in there all that long....
The nostalgia passed. I am such a we're-done-with-it-get-rid-of-it type. So, it's off to Aunt Karen and Uncle Carl's house for them to fill with a little cousin.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Lemonade for Sale
This afternoon gave us perfect selling conditions. While Hannah and her friend Lacey we busy inside making "Lemonade for Sale" signs, Will needed an active activity. So I put him to work while we waited.