Wednesday, April 16, 2014


As we were driving home tonight, Zack was describing a car he'd seen. I asked him if it was a sporty car. He said it was there was a pause for a moment. Then he said, "And I'm a sporty Zack ."  

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Yesterday, after he and I got home, he apparently noticed this card on the counter and took it. He went over to the table and all I knew was that he was very engrossed in his drawing. Before I knew it, he'd done this.

And just FYI, the one on the left is the old old lady, and the one on the right is the young old lady.

Sunday, April 06, 2014


While Rob and I went away for a night to Shepherdstown, Zack hung out with Kelly. He was so excited and had a whole list of things they were going to do. I don't know if they got to it all, but they did go to the playground, rent movies, go to the aquarium, get a balloon jet pack made, and have lunch. And I'm pretty sure he didn't notice we were gone.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


She finds the Sunday NYT crossword a bit too challenging.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Variation Part Two

These are his characters from yesterday, a snow day. He was more interested in working on these than going outside. See Mother Nature? We're ALL sick of winter.

Variation on Legos

I printed out a bunch of Lego mini-figure templates for Zack's birthday, but they weren't used. Zack found them this weekend and spent hours over the past two days coming up with his own characters. These are from Sunday. He sat at the counter while I cooked and we had some pretty intense conversations about monsters.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


...this guy's company while I do some cooking and baking in the kitchen. When we decided to put in this island/bar, I don't know that either of us thought of this scenario, but it's certainly the nicest one I can imagine now.

And while I'm here, I should note that I honestly don't think he's stopped talking since 7am.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Our Mighty Mustang

Last night I just happened to see a note in Zack's backpack about how he was chosen as the Mustang of the Month. (The mustang is his school's mascot). I asked him about it, but got very little information (shocker). So I found the email associated with the person signing the note, who turned out to be the school's guidance counselor. I asked her what this meant and she sent back the following response: 

"Yes, it is a very good thing!  Each month we focus on a Character Education virtue.  At the end of the month students are selected either by their teachers or peers, in upper grades, for demonstrating that virtue.  I announce their names during morning announcements.  Then the students are invited to have lunch in my office to celebrate, watch a movie and have popcorn.  They receive a certificate and get a Marvelous Mighty Mustang bracelet!

It is a simple form of recognition, but the kids LOVE it!"

How cool is that????!!!!!!  I'm pretty proud of our little guy! 

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