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Family Day at Valley Forge Park

Family Day at Valley Forge Park

The stars aligned this weekend for a wonderful visit to see family and visit Valley Forge Park on Family Day.  Aunt Shushana is out for a solo show in an art gallery in Philadelphia and she brought cousin Evie along.  We came down to see Shushana and Evie and took...
Last Campout

Last Campout

While I was reviewing Oliver’s next requirements for cubs I noticed a campout was required.  Since our den does not do campouts we replaced it with one of our own and spent a school day reviewing safety requirements, meal planning, and tent placement.  Then...
Old Friends

Old Friends

There is something really special about old friends who keep in touch over many, many years and Justin is one of those friends.  Justin has been close to Shane and myself since before we were married and has visited often enough to see most of the kids while they were...
Labor Day, School Fun and Gardening

Labor Day, School Fun and Gardening

We had nothing planned for Labor Day except a fun dinner so we were very happy when we heard from family that their plans had changed and they wanted to join us.  The cousins ran around to their hearts delight splitting their time between playing in the pool and the...
Thing One and Thing Two

Thing One and Thing Two

Brooke and Walter have continued to keep us on our toes, much to our chagrin.  From cracking 1/2 a dozen eggs on the carpets, to peeing on the walls, to making themselves sick from pouring salt into their mouths they have done it all.  Brooke has an active imagination...