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Perfect Moment Monday: On the piano bench

February 26, 2012

Tessa has taught herself  Heart and Soul on the piano, and we’ll often play it as a duet (“often” as in a bazillion times a day). The other night she asked me to play her a different song, so I pulled out my sheet music from Edvard Grieg’s Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, which I labored […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Happy happy joy joy

December 30, 2011

(ALI Alert: baby mentioned. Do not read if you are in a tender place.) One week ago… Sheri (my middle sister) and I are at a morning yoga class. She’s been living in Pennsylvania this year and it’s a real treat to spend time with just her, doing one of the things we really love […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Daddy + daughter + (good)drama

December 25, 2011

This month’s Perfect Moment Monday lands directly in the aftermath of Christmas. I hope it has been a fantastic one for you, filled with love and joy and peace and family (and with luck those things go together!). ==================================== Tessa is having a little difficulty with math facts. Roger tries to help her grasp a […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Free Fall-in’

November 27, 2011

When you get a 70 degree day on a weekend in November, it’s prudent to chuck the To Do list and play hookey from your chores. Roger and I, on a whim, loaded up the kids and pretended we were tourists in our own city. We stopped at an urban park and let Tessa and […]