Monday, June 30, 2014

My First Visit

After dropping Bridget off at a friend's house, I decided to check out a town I had never visited.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Beating the Heat

The kids are pretty good about making do with what's on hand.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Page in Progress

Today, I added another element to the scrapbook page I started a few days ago. Maybe by this time next week, it will be finished, or I'll at least know which photo I'll use on it.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Around the Tree

See the swing set in the backyard? It doesn't get nearly as much use as the swing Henry fashioned from a broken board and a piece of rope.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Her personality is always colorful, but today, her photos are not.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In a Good Light

Since I had my umbrella all set up for still life photos, I asked Bridget to sit for a few portraits. Of course, I had to get Stella in there, too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Basement Apartment

Three baby birds moved in beneath the deck.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Little Off the Bottom

Saturday at Mass, I noticed that Stella's hair made her look like a ragamuffin (sort of uneven, with split ends — the hair, not Stella). I convinced her to let me cut it yesterday (she was quite good about sitting still), and now she LOVES IT!

In other news, Luke played in the New England Regional High School Tournament today and tied for second with a 70.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Start to Finish

Dennis and I got Stella two Plasmacars for her birthday, knowing full well that she would not be the only one wanting to ride.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Out in the Sunshine

At 14 years of age, Caddie doesn't move as quickly — or as much — as she used to, but she still seems to appreciate a sunny day.

Friday, June 20, 2014


Here he is, the birthday boy, with his ice cream.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Stella is very happy with all the birthday gifts she received.

Another Birthday

It seems hard to believe that my Stelly Bean is five years old already.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Little Something for Himself

When we shopped at Target for Stella's birthday gifts this evening, Jack planned his purchase so he'd have enough to buy himself something, too.

Monday, June 16, 2014

So Glad You Could Make It

We've lived here nine years, and each spring iris leaves have emerged in one of my front flowerbeds, but this is the first year an iris has actually appeared. I'd have to say that she was worth the wait.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

To the best dad around here.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Coloring with a Friend

Bridget had a few friends over today, and Stella was more than happy to hang out with them. She took a special shine to Abby.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Staying Supplied

This is my daily cup of tea. It's King Cole orange pekoe, available only in Canada. I may have found a new connection for hooking me up with it, so I won't have to pay the exorbitant shipping fees. That makes me happy.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Yesterday, Stella and Henry helped me pull weeds. Today, Stella was happy to pull more.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Power Loss

This evening, moments after the power went out, we head a couple of loud booms. A peek out the window in my studio revealed that a birch about 25 feet from our driveway had given up the ghost and taken the powerline down with it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Near the Water

Bridget, Stella, and I stopped at the lake after shopping for groceries. It was cold and windy.