Archive for November, 2010

First Day of School

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Preston started kindergarten this year and Skyler entered the second grade. We have been really excited for Preston because he’s in a Chinese immersion program and is learning to speak Chinese from a native speaker. He already knows a number of phrases and characters, while Anne has picked up quite a bit from volunteering in the classroom.

Skyler has become a great reader and enjoys reading Goosebumps books.

Brash

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Last spring after some discussion, Anne gave our old labrador-mix mutt back to her mom and we adopted a German Shepherd puppy. We named him Brashen (after the character in the Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb) and we call him Brash. Anne has been doing Schutzund training with him and quite enjoys spending her Saturdays out doing tracking, obedience, and bite work.

We also took some longish, and probably not very entertaining, videos of us teaching him how to track by placing little bits of hot dog in our footprints.

Halloween

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Anne took an off-hand comment of mine as a challenge this year and created costumes for our boys from scratch.