Do you think poison ivy can pass through socks?  Ollie’s feet are covered in the little red itchy bumps.  He complained about his socks feel weird on Tuesday morning but in the rush to school we just threw the shoes on. But later that day, with his socks off, his little feet are raging red.  But he hasn’t been bothering them so I’m hoping he isn’t too uncomfortable.  Poor Bolla. 😟

Bag Of Treasures

There are many, many reasons we are lucky that Gramma Lissa is ours.  She owns a wide variety of games.  She loves cooking for us.  She has a saintly heart about laundry folding. She borrows tons of books to share from the library.  She tends to be up for anything the kids can cook up.  So we didn’t think she could top all of that awesomeness.  But she did.  She brought us three bags of books yesterday!  And it is like a treasure trove of kid lit…Patricia Polacco, Flat Stanley, Slugs, poetry collections and Christmas compilations, Chris Van Allsburg…most of them signed by the author.  Ollie and I are especially enraptured.  Bring on the rainy days…we will be readingπŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ‘πŸ»β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Star light, Star bright

Even though I protested and just wanted to put her to bed, Lily dragged me out on the deck and made me look at the stars.  Boy, it changed my tired mood into one of awe and grateful heart-ness in less than a second. A slight chill in the air, a dark sky and many brilliant stars winking at us, the crickets singing us a lullaby.  Ahhhh.  Good night, all.


Our kids are really lucky to have travelled as much as they have so far. Lily is the only one to go outside the lines of the States.  Sam has been all over (whether he liked it or not😬). They have aunts and uncles and grandparents who go everywhere!  It is so cool.  While I was never on a plane until our band trip to Disney in 9th grade, the world is far more accessible and open to them.

I am happy with how our geography nook has turned out. A little paint, a little IKEA, a little Little Passports action~voila! Β A world at their fingertips {and eyeballs!}

Reporting Back

Apple oatmeal recipe was a big hit.  I’m so glad there are leftovers!

Leaf chromatography experiment didn’t work as we hoped but we did identify some trees in our yard/woods.  And talked about photosynthesis.  {when I asked the kids what food trees ate Emmy said “gwass”😊}

Ollie has made a new pal named Thomas.  Once a week or so we have gone to the playground after pick up and Thomas is playing, too.  

Emmy loves to dance.  She loves to snack.  She loves a good mimi…so, Emmy is basically the same but even cuter.

Lily is tearing up her school year.  I catch her reading  or making art over and over through the day.  

Is it just me or have shorter days already started to slow you down?  I look forward to the time change only because maybe the sun will be up with (before??) the children for a month or so.  

Autumnal Equinox

Happy Fall, ya’ll…tomorrow. Β The 3littlewees will be enjoying a taste of fall with this for breakfast…the reason this blog is later than usual. Β I was mixing it up downstairs so I can pop it in the oven first thing! Β I will report back how it is rated.

Apple Oatmeal


Fall arrives Wednesday!  A collection of books have been gathered up to read and re-read.   On a nature hike today we picked up leaves for a chromatography experiment this week. With their spry little eyes, the kids spotted raccoon tracks on the muddy side of the creek. No crayfish…but no ticks either!  Hooray!πŸπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚