Entries from March 2010

The Many Faces of Alana

Date March 31, 2010

All from one day last weekend… Practicing Her Guitar Hero-Style Hanna Montana Guitar Eating a Chip and Checking for Belly Fullness Riding the “New” Bike that She Got as a Hand-Me-Down from the Neighbors And Happily Recovering from a Spill on Said New Bike

Alana’s Room (formerly known as Carson’s Room)

Date March 30, 2010

If you give a child an option to swap his bed with a bed from the basement, you’ll realize that it’s going to be a pain to dismantle the bed that was originally built for his older brother and was not built for portability. So… You’ll casually mention to his sister that his bed is [...]

Benton’s Birthday

Date March 29, 2010

Benton turned 11 last Saturday (the rollerblades were actually a birthday gift he got a couple of weeks early from his grandparents): Because we’ve hit spring break, it’s not a good time for him to have much of a celebration with his friends, so that’s been postponed until some time in May. But, he did [...]

Exploring Downtown Dublin

Date March 28, 2010

Carson and I tackled some exploration yesterday that we’ve been talking about for a week or two: downtown, historic Dublin. The most critical ingredient in any successful exploration is a cheerful explorer: We started off behind the Dublin library at the Indian Run Cemetery. It’s a small patch of land with a lot of the [...]

Skiing, Anyone?

Date March 9, 2010

Several weeks ago, the boys were off from school on a Friday, and Julie drove them out to Mad River Mountain for ski lessons and a day of skiing. This was the first time either of them had been skiing (heck, I’ve only gone once…for a week in a college). They took to it like [...]

Alana on the Farm

Date March 8, 2010

Julie taught Alana how to jump over things. She proceeded to spend the next 15 minutes practicing the skill down by the river (the pom-poms on the boots provided extra momentum I’m sure): That evening, Julie made a “Jump Up and Kiss Me” (sans pineapple juice — we really rough it when we’re on the [...]

Two Peas in a Pod

Date March 7, 2010

We headed to the farm in West Virginia this weekend, and Benton got to bring along one of his best friends, Josh. We like it when Josh comes over, because he and Benton entertain each other seemingly endlessly (and he’s roughly twice as polite and three times as self-sufficient as any of our kids, so [...]