Archive | December, 2012
Mommy, Addie, and Mama in the Hammond reservation in Andover, MA

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

2012 was an exciting year for us. We took Addie overseas for the first time in February, along with 18 of our inner-city students, spending time in both London and Paris. The highlights of our trip were Warwick Castle, the Tower of London, and the Louvre. Addie proved to be a great world-traveler, and in addition […]

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La Farge stained glass at the Boston M.F.A.

Exploring Art and Printmaking at the Boston M.F.A.

One of the perks of being teachers is that Kendra and I get school vacations to spend with Addison. We try to take advantage of this time, using it to take her on new adventures or experiences. With Kendra’s parents in town for the holidays, the five of us had a special adventure to the Museum of Fine […]

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Mary French Reservation in Andover, MA

Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail, Andover, MA

Kendra’s parents are up visiting from South Carolina, so we decided to take a Boxing Day hike! We brought along our friend Janet’s five year old daughter, Elizabeth, which thrilled Addie. She loves having a partner in crime when exploring nature. We began at the Mary French Reservation in Andover, MA, and followed the Bay […]

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Merry Christmas from Addie!

‘Tis the Season to be Gracious

 I love the Christmas season – the lights, the music, the presents! Every time I hear “Let It Snow,” I picture myself curled up in front of the fireplace with a thick, fluffy carpet beneath my body, book in one hand, latte in the other, Addie playing with her blocks, and Kendra snuggled next to […]

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Addie learning to skate on the Frog Pond in Boston, MA.

Ice Skating on the Frog Pond in Boston, MA

This weekend Kendra and I took Addie, and 18 members of our school’s Outdoor Adventures club, ice-skating on the Frog Pond in Boston, MA. Somehow, despite having both lived in Boston for years, neither Kendra, nor I, had ever skated there before! (Well, to be honest, being from the south, Kendra’s not really much of […]

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Addie checking out the art at the Western Ave Studios in Lowell, MA.

Exploring Art at the Western Ave Studios in Lowell, MA

Last spring I took my students to the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. It was a great experience, as they had the opportunity to speak with working artists about pursuing a career in the field. This weekend, during the holiday open studios, we took Addie to explore this amazing mill-building turned artist studios. Open artist studios […]

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