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Kids: Norton Juster at Agnes Scott

norton juster - 9 dec 2011

Friday night, the girls and I attended the culminating event of On the Same page sponsored by the Little Shop of Stories. This year’s book was The Phantom Tollbooth, a book I hadn’t heard of until after Camille was born, but is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. We arrived early enough that the doors were …

Kids: The Tree! The Tree!

lit up - 1 dec 2011

I had NO idea. We walked out the door at 6:50pm to head to the Tree Lighting up the block at Little Shop of Stories and found a traffic jam. And crowds spilling out onto the courthouse lawn. We quickly spotted friends, but were so far back that we couldn’t hear the MC or the …

Kids: Snow on the Square

gazebo - 19 nov 2011

Last Tuesday when I went to pick up Chloe from school (school gets out at 3:45 and gymnastics starts at 3:45), the kids filed out to the hill to wait their turn. Unlike the usual craziness, they all sat down and started reading. Last Tuesday was the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: …

Kids: On the Same Page at Little Shop

spelling bee - 17 nov 2011

Last week, the girls and I walked over to Little Shop of Stories for the “On The Same Page Discussion, Debate, and Spelling Bee”. Chloe was a bit reluctant to go at first — it sounded too much like school, I think. But once we headed in to the event, she had a blast. Despite …

Kids: HomeGrown Halloween Parade

homegrown halloween - 30 oct 2011

Despite being knocked out with a sinus headache (believe the culprit was musty winter clothes), I managed to get three girls (my two plus an extra) out the door and across the street to the HomeGrown Halloween Parade and Monster Ball. What fun! The event was slightly disorganized, but the crowds were very understanding. We …

Kids: On the Same Page

poster - 27 oct 2011

Thursday evening, after grabbing a bite to eat at the Food Trucks, we parked the car at home and walked down to the Decatur High School Auditorium for the On the Same Page screening of The Phantom Tollbooth. A nice crowd of folks turned out for the movie! I read The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton …

Kids: Starting School

FAVE School

Along with our downsizing move to Decatur, we decided to make yet another change : school. Both girls have been homeschooled all along, but Chloe has been desperate to give school a try. Two weeks ago Friday, I gathered up all the necessary papers, filled out the registration form on the CSDecatur website and took …

Kids: Walk & Roll to School

fire trucks - 4 oct 2011

(Hopefully *NOT* in a firetruck!) Today was our first FULL day as Decatur pseudo-residents. Seeing as we are not yet *sleeping* in Decatur (other than that nap I took on the floor of the condo hoping to beat off the sinus headache that knocked me down), we can’t really claim to truly reside there, can …

Kids: First Annual Decatur Root Beer Festival

Decatur Root Beer Festival

I wonder if there is anyway that we can swing by Little Shop of Stories in Decatur tomorrow to buy tickets for the First Annual Decatur Root Beer Festival. October 15, 2011 2 to 3 p.m. 3 to 4 p.m. Little Shop of Stories 133 East Court Square Decatur, Georgia 30030 Tickets are $5 and …