FINALLY! A second Renaud kid has learned to ride their back. Keep reading to hear the whole story and see a video.
Mister Rogers marathon!
Twitch.tv is streaming ALL 886 episodes of Mister Rogers Neighborhood over 18 days. Amazing!
You can watch right now!
Dozens of monarchs
Today we released 20 monarch butterflies that emerged from their chrysalises.
The season started off seemingly slow. We weren’t finding caterpillars like we had at the same time last year. I guess they just got a late start, because eventually they started rolling in.
Altogether, we’ve probably released 50 or more butterflies so far this year.
Our great summer: Ferguson swim team
This summer we embarked on a new adventure: Ludi joined the Ferguson Swim Team.
Ferguson’s children: Our voice
Drums. Singing. Shakespeare. MLK.
What a great afternoon we had enjoying the artistry of Jadzia and other Ferguson kids!
The event was designed as a response to recent events in Ferguson and throughout St. Louis. Students from across the Ferguson-Florissant school district and neighboring districts sang, acted, and spoke in order to bring peace, joy and love through the arts.
Jadzia and a number of her Vogt schoolmates participated. Here is a video I made of some of the highlights:
Jadzia: Monarchs, part 2
Today I bring you the second part of the Muncher and Cruncher saga. There is sadness and there is hope. The following story was written by Jadzia. After the story is a video, which I filmed.
Video: Meet Muncher, our baby Monarch caterpillar
(The following story and video are by Yoli)
Our milkweeds have attracted a lot of butterflies. It’s given a lot of joy to my kids, especially Jadzia. But a few days ago she found a dead Monarch butterfly. She was devastated. I had never performed a butterfly funeral or prayed for them, but it comforted my daughter’s tender heart.
Enter Muncher. Wednesday morning, Jadzia found a Monarch caterpillar. She had been looking forward to finding some. We looked for more caterpillars, or perhaps eggs, but found only this one. She named it Muncher.
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First dance recital
The girls first dance recital was a major production.
Winter 2012-13 has redeemed itself
Technically it is spring. But if you can overlook that, the Winter of 2012-13 turned out to have several good snowfalls. Yesterday we got about a foot of snow. Last year around this time spring was in full bloom.
The reader and the listener
Yoli often tells me about sisterly reading sessions between Ludi and Josie. Ludi pretends to read (or recites what she has memorized) and Josie follows along attentively. One morning Yoli caught one of these cute events on video for your viewing pleasure: