Poetic license

Ludi is learning to read, and she can read more than she lets on. But she also greatly enjoys pretending to read, that is, taking a book and reading aloud a completely different made-up story.

This is what I found her doing on the couch this morning with Josie.

Here’s a bit of the story.






Cuisinart Chopper fail

So here’s a little video we’re posting in order to show Cuisinart the problem we have begun having with our “elite” chopper after about four months of use.

It’s been causing Yoli no end of frustration.

Another week, another scholastic first

Last Thursday Jadzia kick-started kindergarten. This week Ludi proceeded to preschool.

Ludi has the same teacher her older sister had last year, which is great. She already knows Ms. Katie and likes her a lot. Ludi is a very friendly, happy girl, so I think she is going to have a blast with all the kids in her new class.

Keep reading for a quick video of Ludi after her first day of preschool:

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Jadzia talks about her first day of kindergarten

This morning I took Jadzia to her first day of kindergarten at Vogt Elementary in Ferguson. She was pretty excited about it. All went well — except I forgot to take her picture.

I tried to compensate by shooting some quick video when I picked her up this afternoon. Keep reading to watch Jadzia tell a little about her day.

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Masonry and excavation … Now that’s progress

Paid a visit to the house today to see how work was progressing, and also because the grass in the front yard was in danger of becoming a forest.

What I found was awesome. Lots of works, lots of work being done. New cinder-block walls are going up near the kitchen and the back yard has a big hole where a new foundation will be poured.

My weedwhacker didn’t cooperate, though. I think I flooded it. So I borrowed a neighbors’ mower. I soon remembered that not everybody keeps their mower set as high up as I do (same as my dad). still, the yard looks nice and the house is making progress.

Keep reading to see video of the work.

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