September 2015

Here are just a few of the events that have been keeping us busy this month:

Back to school--we gave Marcus the newest Kingdom of Fantasy book in the Geronimo Stilton series, a newly-released hardcover with gilt edges that the library didn't even have a copy of, for his first day of school, and he devoured it in two days. He reads a book or more a day, mostly Geronimo Stiltons, Kingdom of Droons, or the Who Is/Who Was biography series for kids (he reports back that Jane Goodall saw a chimp baby eaten by another chimp when the baby's mom was too weakened with polio to run away, and that Neil Armstrong had a baby girl who had a brain tumor and lived through Christmas but died soon after. Cheerful series!), but he's also reading Little House on the Prairie and Tumtum and Nutmeg, about two mice who care for the children of an eccentric inventor. And his spelling is fantastic--he knows so much about word families and how words work in English. I also visited his classroom and met his teacher on back-to-school night.

A Saturday on the Common--Softball play-off games (we won two in a row!) plus a babywearing meet-up near the bandstand.

A weekend with friends--Roslindale Porchfest concerts, video game night at Sarah and Sean's, and MFA children's art activities.

Then Verrill Farm for pony rides and bbq, and Shelburne Farms for apple picking and hay rides.

Homemade dosas and coconut cabbage curry at Anya and Anand's house in Arlington one evening:.

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival right in front of our house--free sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn, carnival-style games, bouncy houses, instrument petting zoos, and kids' music circles, plus an Afro-Brazilian drum corps and some great Puerto Rican food, plantains, and curried goat. All in all, a wonderful afternoon, as always!

Sibling cuddle time.

Scootering, then napping.

Efficient use of public transportation.

Playground fun--the playground across the street from Marcus's school re-opened after being closed for a year and a half for renovations.

Family movie night (E.T., again, of course) and then kids' camping in the living room overnight.


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