October – 2023

Sushi is our cat star of the month. She’s claiming us. First with paws over Danelle. Then Sonora. Poor Drew, he sat still too long and Sonora braided his hair. Coty looked for Halloween costume ideas at GoodWill with me. I did some unicycling on Grant’s Trail. I also managed to patch a tire on … Continue reading “October – 2023”

Halloween – 10/31/2022

Halloween is here and Coty wanted to dress up and go out. Sonora already had plans, but that wasn’t going to be a problem. First order of business was to dress up as a hippie and go to school. We kept meaning to carve a pumpkin, but hadn’t done it. So Coty carved her first … Continue reading “Halloween – 10/31/2022”

All Dressed Up – 10/29/2022

In preparation for the Friendship Dance (the local version of Homecoming), I took Coty and Sonora shopping for dresses to wear to the dance. The prices were pretty reasonable, so Coty ended up getting two dresses. These will hopefully be useful both for dances here and when she gets back home. Sonora had trouble choosing … Continue reading “All Dressed Up – 10/29/2022”

Sick Of Camping? – 10/15/2022

We decided to go camping on a whim. We went to the state website to reserve a site at one of the lovely Missouri State Parks. To our dismay, it seems everybody else also wanted to go camping. We found a spot after lots of searching at Sam A Baker State Park. The park is … Continue reading “Sick Of Camping? – 10/15/2022”

September – 2023

Danelle’s parents have been having trouble with their laptops recently. I convinced them to get updated ones. One of the driving reasons was having the same laptop might make it easier to support. If it worked on one, it should always work on the other, right? Here we are setting them up. Hopefully they enjoy … Continue reading “September – 2023”

Chalk – 9/18/2022

Sonora, Coty, and Eva took some sidewalk chalk outside and started drawing in the street. I went out with them to make sure they were aware of traffic. Lets see their art. Sonora teases Coty about Dora The Explorer and her Spanish. Eva drew some space objects. Eva posing mid space drawing. Coty making a … Continue reading “Chalk – 9/18/2022”

Coty’s First Game – 9/10/2022

Coty, our exchange student from Argentina, decided to try out softball while she is here. Before coming to the United States, she had never played softball. We had 2 outings to practice as a family before she went to her first practice. The rules state that you have to participate in 14 (or maybe 10) … Continue reading “Coty’s First Game – 9/10/2022”

Move In – 9/3/2022

Its been a long summer with lots of things going on. We had Coty arrive and now its time to send Corvin away to college. All of Corvin’s friends have already left for college and he has nobody local to hang around with. He was ready to leave. Friday afternoon, we picked up a rental … Continue reading “Move In – 9/3/2022”

August – 2023

School dance season is coming up and Sonora was getting ready, but maybe not. I don’t know what was going on with the kids here, but they were getting along wonderfully with lots of laughter. In anticipation of my upcoming motorcycle ride, I wanted to get some seat time. Turns out that the ferry to … Continue reading “August – 2023”

Dinner And Pizza – 8/30/2022

Like too many nights, we didn’t want to cook dinner. It was almost time to take Corvin to college and we just wanted a relaxing time together. Sonora picked Panera (St. Louis Bread Company) for dinner. We went out to get our food. The kids are getting along fantastic and we’re having wonderful conversation. Sonora … Continue reading “Dinner And Pizza – 8/30/2022”