Friday, May 19, 2017

Carol's Visit
The week before our storytelling group met in Point Reyes, Carol Burnes came out to Burbank for a pre-storytelling visit.
Maddie and Max and Carol and I marched in the Burbank March for Science just near us on the Chandler Bikepath. 
Carol knows these talented artists in LA--Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka--friends of her kids who used to hang around her barn in Weston, MA.   Now they're doing big, bright paintings
and wonderful pottery
which always has a surprise
where the pattern from one side meets the pattern from the other.
I was blown away by their work! 
A very sweet visit to Toby who smiled broadly when he saw Carol.
And deer on the lawn across the street just as we were leaving!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Kiddo Doings

Max proudly moved up in his Cub Scout Troop from a wolf to a bear.

This Saturday, the troop spent the night at the LA Zoo.  Among other exciting things the kids were given night vision goggles and went on an animal (stuffed--not real, not taxidermy-type) hunt.

Parents' Night at Edison Elementary School: 


Maddie explaining her work.

Max's essay on the plenty of Chocorua!.


Another yummy Max look!

Neat thing for me:  Maddie happened to be on the playground on my morning walk past the school.  We chatted for a brief minute through the fence before the kids were all called in.  You can see her in her pink shirt running towards class.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Started at least a week ahead of time by an invite from Julie to creatively dye eggs at her house.
Some of our endeavors.
 Then Jess and Sam brought eggs, dye, cups, spoons, etc. over to Ardenville so Toby could watch the egg dying.  Daisy, Toby's wonderful and sweet caretaker from Rehab days, dyed a few--saying she'd never done it before!
On Easter Sunday I had appetizers and cool drinks for Sam and Jess' group who walked over for the  egg hunt.
by Fiona
and by Max.
Finding treats in the plastic eggs
while the grown-ups sat in the shade. 
Finally, back at Sam and Jess', a sumptuous lunch under Sam's newly completed pergola.