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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Woodsblogging


As usual, Furio came with us to pick up Sam at school.


As usual, Sadie didn't keep her jacket on long, nor wanted the low hanging leaves.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Highlights


Excitement builds as the big sibs line up after school yesterday.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Childhood's End


The big bouncy chair is going to a new home.  Amazingly, it survived use by both our children.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scenes From A Soft Morning


Phones suck at capturing celestial bodies, but the colors around the waning moon were lovely this morning.


We found a hula hoop on the soccer field.


How can you not run home on such a warm day?

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Presbyterianski

A relative sent me a 1922 piece she discovered about "The Jewish Situation in America," which included this picture and caption:

A CHRISTIAN BIBLE CLASS OF RUSSIAN JEWS
The Leader, Mr. Abram Pritsky, has recently returned from Russia.

Dude in the middle is Abram, my great-grandfather who came over in 1913, flanked by his wife on the left (um...his right).  He apparently made the theological publications a couple times at least.  Probably by design to cover his activities getting more Jews out of tsarist and commie Russia over the years.  Or because American Christians found converted Slavic Jews to be a novelty.

Anyway, I never knew this picture existed (let alone the articles), even though a cropped version only showing the Pritskys currently hangs in our hallway.  Neat!

All of this stuff has also corroborated some family lore, while on occassion contradicting certain elements of the timeline that had been passed down.  The things you learn...

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PS--My grandfather was born in the US, and naturally spoke English, but was forced by his father to learn Russian (which helped him in the Army during WWII).  The lessons involved translating the Bible.  Fun!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Pickupblogging


Why yes, I will come with you to get Sam (Mila stayed home this time).


Sadie shook the tree, Furio attacked the falling leaves.


Run!


Run more!


Waiting for the preschooler to finish their play.

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Monday Frostyblogging


Fast Furio.


Mila emerges from the long morning shadows.


The field was very frosty.


Running toward teeny cats playing on bleacchers.


Warily watching the morning running club kids.


Mila blends.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday Familyblogging


Things are getting a little crazy.


Time to go outside and change the dynamic.


Not a great start to the race.


What the shit?


Better.


Time to head back.


A selfie from a couple weeks ago.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Sciencewalking


Fewer and fewer over our heads along the path.


Sam, why do different trees turn different colors at different times?  "Because they have different life cycles!"  Not bad, kid.


Wiping his nose and pointing out the bands of a woolly bear to Sadie.


Saw 5 of these guys today, each equally riveting.

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

If It's Good Enough For Caesar

Not sure why there's any stigma with a C-section.  Our kids are great.

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Into The Woods


The 2yos love running to the school to pick up the big sibs.


Somehow, Samuel always cons Little C into carrying his backpack home.

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#throwbackthursday


October 11, 2012.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Wednesday Goingtoschoolblogging


I offered the boy a choice of walking in the light rain or driving.


Yeah, still some green leaves clinging to frail hope.


By next month, without the upcoming time change, we'd be walking to school in the dark.


Lightening up on the way back home for a rare few hours with only 1 child.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Thursday Backfromschoolblogging


"TOO SHORT," cries Sadie.


Plenty of leaves on the path.

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Feeling a bit maudlin today.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Walkblogging


We went on an expotition to find flowers.


The Greenway (aka our driveway) is looking a bit less green.


Bog Road, looking south.


The Bog, looking north.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

A Whole Half A Decade


Somehow, this kid is 5 today.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Outsideblogging


4.4kft? Pffft.


Climb!


And back to Jeffersonville for dinner and a crescent.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dirty Face

This is clearly about Sadie:

Where did you get such a dirty face,
My darling dirty-faced child?
 
I got it from crawling along in the dirt
And biting two buttons off Jeremy’s shirt.
I got it from chewing the roots of a rose
And digging for clams in the yard with my nose.
I got it from peeking into a dark cave
And painting myself like a Navajo brave.
I got it from playing with coal in the bin
And signing my name in cement with my chin.
I got if from rolling around on the rug
And giving the horrible dog a big hug.
I got it from finding a lost silver mine
And eating sweet blackberries right off the vine.
I got it from ice cream and wrestling and tears
And from having more fun than you’ve had in years.

Shel Silverstein.

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Thursday Walkblogging


Down Bog Road.


C exhorts Zoey to follow us.

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