After a long summer break (during which his CD was one of the only things we were allowed to listen to in the car), Mr. James is back! And Hank is right back in his usual listening spot.


Selecting his first library book: “Little Farm” by Lois Lenski.

Selecting his first library book: “Little Farm” by Lois Lenski.


Not to toot my own horn, but I’m getting pretty good at drawing on demand. Admittedly phoned it in on Itsy Bitsy Spider, though.

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m getting pretty good at drawing on demand. Admittedly phoned it in on Itsy Bitsy Spider, though.


Concentrating, building, falling.


Not sure what gets me more: his tongue aerobics when he concentrates, or his glee, which is just as great when his tower falls as when it grows.


All three of these kids have a mom named Rebecca who went to Amherst.


Future gymnast.


Practicing his smile before school picture day. (Second day with no tears at dropoff! He still latches on tight to his pillow as soon as he gets to class. We’ll see if they’re able to pry it away for his photo.)


We found a new story hour. Big hit. It’s called a “lap sit,” but clearly Hank doesn’t pay attention to details like that.

We found a new story hour. Big hit. It’s called a “lap sit,” but clearly Hank doesn’t pay attention to details like that.


Baby Rocky! (Screens are used strictly for educational purposes in this house, of course.)