posts tagged with 'this moment'

moments from the week

Zion blowing on a little fire

winter fires are hard work!

Moments from the past week.

Elijah lying on the ground next to his fallen bike


the kids gathered around a globe

geography time

the kids working on a fire by a tarp shelter

this, too, is school

Harvey looking down at a rickety bridge over a frozen pond

adventuring again


moments from the week

the boys walking on the ice at the Old Reservoir

on ice

A few moments from the past week.

Zion burning holding a leaf to a fire in the kids' firepit

playing with fire

Elijah in his bat-ear sweatshirt exploring a stream in the woods

a bat in his natural habitat

the boys walking on the rocks along the shore in Gloucester

climbing by the sea


moments from the week

Harvey and Zion disassembling gingerbread houses

farewell to gingerbread

Moments from the past week.

our bubble school crew at the table with lots of dessert

back to school, with dessert

Harvey balancing atop a thin stump


Zion standing on ice of a pond, the dogs running behind him

I don't think the ice is safe, but they do!

Elijah in front of a clock doing a worksheet

time for school for time

Elijah standing on a ledge halfway up a big rock

up a rock


moments from the year

Mama, boys, and puppies wading in a pond along Nashoba Brook

not so hot here!

Here are some of the our top moments and images from that remarkable year, 2020. I picked my favorites of the photos posted this past year in the blog—some for aesthetic reasons, others because of how much fun the moment was... and some to try and tell the story of 2020. I limited myself to three photos for each month, which was really hard: even in a pandemic we did lots of amazing, beautiful things. Here's to lots more moments in 2021!


the boys and Nisia on the beach wearing winter clothes

new year beach

kids sledding


Zion out along the icy Sudbury River

ever driven to explore further


Zion up on a fallen tree with friends

in the wild

Zion sliding down a slightly-snowy hill on his belly

penguins don't need sleds

Lijah playing Candyland with friends at the Chelmsford library

games at a library


Lijah's friends around the kitchen table

a crowd to celebrate Elijah

Zion and Lijah on a Zoom read-aloud

this is our life now

Zion wading in the calm waters at the end of the beach

new horizons


the boys exploring in a green marsh

out in the green

Zion about to take a bite out of a perfectly made smore

what a smore should look like

Lijah riding a two-wheeler for the first time

he did it!


three chicks out in the dirt

what a cheerful sight!

Blue and Scout biting on one stick

introducing Blue and Scout

Harvey and Zion with their bikes on a hill overlooking the airport

expedition to the airport


Harvey cycling along a dirt path between sunbeams

morning trail

Zion splashing more than waist deep in the pond


Harvey playing minecraft over zoom

what the kids do these days


Harvey and Lijah laying out a harvest of berries and veggies on the playhouse counter

the yard's bounty

Lijah lying with the dogs on the kitchen floor

love those dogs

the kids swimming beyond the beached canoe

our happy place


Harvey and Zion swimming off the beach with no people in sight

an ocean of their own

Harvey crashing his bike going over a big rock

trying hard things

the boys and dogs atop a big rock in the woods

co-kings of the world


Leah and the boys hiking among the marsh grass at Great Island

the island looming through the fog

our boat approaching the Old North Bridge

what could be finer?

Zion biking up a hill at sunrise

the dawn of a new era


Zion and some friends lying with the dogs on the deck

sharing the dogs

Elijah standing on a log in a yellow wood

Lijah the woodsman

Zion sitting with the dogs watching the airport

boy and dog adventures


Zion and Lijah playing in a leaf pile

they all came down

Zion sitting on a pillow doing school work at our bubble school

bubble school is comfortable

Harvey and Zion walking along the beach, Blue running after them

Thanksgiving beach walk


Lijah looking at a partially frozen pond

almost sliding time

the boys decorating the Christmas tree


our solstice fire under the 1st quarter moon

starting the longest night


moments from the week

Zion and Lijah standing on the puddley ice on the edge of Fawn Lake

wishing the ice were harder

Moments from the past week.

Zion standing in a stream

warm moments in December

Zion crawling on a fallen tree above the ice on a little pond

can't trust the ice... can you trust the tree?

the boys toasting marshmallows over a fire pit

friends' fire

Elijah poking up from a hole in some rocks


me and harvey warming ourselves over the fire

New Years Eve

Elijah atop a big rock, kids below him

first adventure of the new year


moments from the week

gingerbread house decoration at the kitchen table


Moments from the past week.

Elijah showing off his first missing top tooth

growing up!

looking out the front windshield at traffic and sleet

errands the weekend before Christmas are a mistake

Harvey and Zion playing cards

cozy cards

the Concord River half iced-over

the Concord River is gray

the deck shoveled off and lit for the solstice

solstice deck

water flowing under a snowy footbridge

water amidst the snow

Harvey ironing as he works on a quilt


a flooded out path, with no snow to be seen

on Christmas day the snow became water


moments from the week

Elijah sitting in a snow cave

lots of snow!

Moments from the past week.

Zion putting his boot too deep in a stream

oops, too deep!

Lijah and Henry playing Laser Tag

laser tag!

Zion and Grandma on a hill near the airport

plane spotting

the boys out in front of the house in the blizzardy snow

biggest December snowstorm in 10 years, we're told

Leah and Harvey lighting Hanukah candles with Grandma and Grandpa over Zoom

Hanukah Zoom

Harvey and Lijah resting on the toboggan on top of a sled hill

of course we went sledding

the dogs going up a snowy hill on a sunny day

my favorite weather


moments from the week

the boys decorating the Christmas tree


Moments from the past week.

Elijah holding a friend's snow skate

he skis AND snow skates!

Lijah looking at a partially frozen pond

almost sliding time

Harvey sitting on the edge of a halfpipe, Lijah sliding down head-first

we can still enjoy the skate park in winter

the boys playing dreidel on the kitchen table

holiday gambling

Zion lying down on a rocky outcropping

tired at the top


moments from the week

the boys walking towards the Christmas-lighted Lexington commercial stretch

seasonal shopping

Moments from the past week.

kids drinking hot chocolate and eating biscuits at our table

school snack: chocolate and bisciuts

Zion and Blue standing on a rock jutting into Fawn Lake

Fawn Lake is open again

Zion riding his bike up a 2x4 ramp


Harvey and Zion on a rocky hilltop by Horn Pond

climbing in Woburn

kids sitting in a gazebo with piles of candy

birthday party candy swap

scraps of paper all over the floor

seven kids made three to four snowflakes each


moments from the week

Harvey standing in the Concord River in his boots

cold-weather wading gear

Moments from the past week.

Harvey and Lijah sitting on the rug playing

old toys are still fun

shirtless Lijah eating a turkey leg

he's savage for Thanksgiving

Harvey riding through a puddle on a big rock

wet rock riding

Elijah sitting across a fallen tree trunk over a little dell

he wanted to go all the way across

Harvey and Zion walking along the beach, Blue running after them

Thanksgiving beach walk