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Aaron was in the school play this past weekend. They did “Fiddler on the Roof.” Aaron was one of the townspeople. He was in plays when he was younger but this was his first high school play. ...


Happy Sixteenth Birthday Aaron! My baby boy is growing up. He has really blossomed into his own person this year, with his older brother and sister away at college. He has become quite seriou...


Timmy and Kayla turn nineteen today. They are still away at university. Because the semester started late, it ends later than it usually would. Timmy is coming home at the end of this week and...


April 13, 2021

Spring Update in In the Meadow

Today is the first day of Aaron’s April break. He has the week off from school. It seems strange to have a school vacation time without the twins here. The twins will be done with the semeste...


February 22, 2021

Mid-Winter Update in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy have been back at college for about a month. When they first got there they had to get covid tests and quarantine until they got the results. I check in with them to make sure t...


January 10, 2021

Holidays in In the Meadow

The holidays went fairly well. We got a Christmas tree from a nursery. Kayla and Timmy were having online finals. We didn’t want to interfere with that so we got the tree fairly late. We stil...


Kayla and Timmy are home from college. We went to pick them up last week, right before Thanksgiving. They are basically the same kids that I have known since they were born. They are more inde...


November 03, 2020

October Update in In the Meadow

Aaron did the Halloween decorating this year. He did a nice job. He carved several pumpkins and put up the scarecrows and ghosts. He has been doing cross-country. This year they are trying to...


October 02, 2020

Bicycle in In the Meadow

In exciting news, I bought a bicycle. I have been trying to get one since June. I guess there was a shortage. I have not ridden in a few years. I still remember how to balance but the steering to...


August 24, 2020

Sunday in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy leave for college in the next few days. It is such a bittersweet time. I am very proud of them and excited for the personal growth and adventures that will happen for them. Of ...


August 18, 2020

Getting Ready in In the Meadow

We have been having a fairly nice August, all things considered. Kayla and Timmy worked at the day camp until last week. They have to quarantine before college, and being around lots of kids woul...


July 29, 2020

Prom in In the Meadow

Prom Night seems to have gone well. There was a dinner and presentation. There were several speakers and a movie about the class. Since the whole class wasn’t together at graduation, this was an...


July 24, 2020

Summer Update in In the Meadow

Since Timmy and Kayla’s prom that was scheduled for late May was cancelled, the school is having a make-up prom tomorrow night. There will not be dancing, but there will be a socially distanced d...


July 06, 2020

Graduation in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy graduated from high school last week. My babies are high school graduates! Their school is a relatively small Catholic school, and they were able to have an outdoor, socially-di...


Today was the last day of school. The kids have been doing distance learning since March. For Kayla and Timmy it was the last day of school of the K-12 years. For Aaron, it was the last day of...


June 05, 2020

College Prep in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy have each decided on a college for next year and sent in their deposits. As of now they should be able to move in at the end of August. They will leave campus right before Thanksg...


Happy 15th Birthday Aaron! I cannot believe that my baby boy is fifteen. I remember when he was a newborn. We would sit outside in the evenings and he loved listening to all the summer sounds....


May 15, 2020

Events in In the Meadow

Kayla and Timmy are having quite a week. They turned eighteen on Monday. On Tuesday, they had the AP Calculus AB exam. On Wednesday, they had the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. They ...


Happy 18th Birthday to Kayla and Timmy! My babies are all grown up. I remember when they were first born at the hospital in Southern California. I took them to see the Pacific Ocean and their ...


April 25, 2020

Late April in In the Meadow

It has been a while since my last entry. I am surprised at how busy we have been. Kayla and Timmy are deciding which college/university they want to attend. The deadline was originally May 1st...


April 08, 2020

Early April Update in In the Meadow

We are continuing with distance learning and school at home. The kids have been completing their assignments. The decision has been made that Advanced Placement Exams will be done at home. The...


This was our second week of school at home. It has gotten more organized. At first I was concerned about how the kids would do with distance learning. While it is a big transition, the school has...


March 19, 2020

School at Home in In the Meadow

We have been adjusting to school at home. I set up a schoolwork schedule for Aaron. He does his work in the morning. He then takes a break in the afternoon. Usually he goes running or digitally c...


March 17, 2020

Online School in In the Meadow

The kids’ school is closed indefinitely. The neighboring county schools are closed until at least April 20th. In practice since many of the school district employees live in the neighboring coun...


As of right now, school is still on for tomorrow. We will see what happens in the next few hours. New York has not been as willing to close schools as some states. The mayor of New York City h...


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