Frooty-tooty smoothie

When it comes to recording things Carlyle is a master. She loves to write things out, to record for herself and others. Given a chance to write a note or card to someone for almost any occasion she’s on it quickly and creatively. I found this sitting on the kitchen counter clearly ready to be…

She’s 9 today

Sweet, smart, kind, and generous are words I associate with Carlyle. With an incredible appetite for learning, her constant curiosity will stand her in good stead for the rest of her life. She reads like no other kid I know and she retains what she reads! We celebrated on Saturday outdoors with some sledding, and…

Cold yes, but spring is coming

“When suddenly you seem to lose all you thought you had gained, do not despair. You must expect setbacks and regressions. Don’t say to yourself “All is lost. I have to start all over again.” This is not true. What you have gained you have gained….When you return to the road, you return to the…