Category: kids

Learning to Fly

A very happy birthday to Eric Carle, author of  A Very Hungry Caterpillar. We enjoyed learning more about butterflies and making butterfly crafts and snacks. We also learned a little more about the author himself. Earlier this year, we played at the Eric Carle exhibit at the Mayborn Museum...

In His Presence

I left home this morning (for a vendor event). When I arrived home, the supper I started in the crockpot along with the side items for which I left instructions, smelled and tasted delicious. Bedtime did not go well. Madilynn seems to be experiencing some separation anxiety. After a few...

SQT: The Sticky, Holey, Delicious, and Exciting

     This week is full of ups and downs. I am struggling a little to remain positive for this installment of seven quick takestakes, because the down part is so big. However, I am determined to accentuate the positive, rather than give the devil a foothold by dwelling...

Arguments That Never Die

Do you have any long-standing, never-ending arguments? Maybe you enjoy stirring the pot and keeping the feud going day after day, year after year. Today is “Kiss and Make Up Day.” In that spirit, here is the Top Ten Arguments That Never Die in the Caswell Clan. The who...

Ten Things Thursday: Adjusting to Stateside life

Dietrich keeps asking which trashcan to put things in. Madilynn can easily open, then slam, the doors here (round door knobs vs. handles, easy to turn vs. built in “catch”). Commercials are weird. Pay at the pump is great. Cheaper fuel is even better.   We don’t have to use...

A late “Ten Things” post, with a bonus ten list

I’m a little behind, but I’ll blame being in England. A few weeks ago, the Ten Things Thursday theme was “Ten Things I want to say to my Kids” (although when I first read it, I saw “Then Things I want my Kids to say”). I reflected on both,...