Friday, September 22, 2017

Hawk Moth

Cole's math was completely arrested this morning when he saw this guy out of the corner of his eye.  Perhaps the last time he does his math on the back porch.

"Spike" is now in the terrarium and we are waiting for him to turn into a Hawk Moth.  We'll keep you up to date.

Band 2017

I would say that the highlight of Gabe's week is Mrs Shew's homeschool band.  This year's group is more of a Brass Quintet.  Which is awesome.

After much cajoling, Cole has joined on the trumpet and is doing pretty great for this first week.

Essy is the practice bandmaster at the moment.  She wants a cello.

Thanks so much, Mrs. Shew.  You really make our week.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Middleville Fair

Puff Ball - Standard Bantam - Silkie - 1st prize 
Penny - Game Bantam - Old English Game Hen - 1st prize

A good day at the 167th Middle Agricultural Fair

Friday, September 15, 2017

Polar Dip - Silver Lake Church camp 2017

Gabe (far right)... being a crazy... 

Small Halls Beckwith - The Abrams and Sacha!

Part of Gabe's birthday present was tickets to The Abrams concert at Stonefields.  I am a very pompous music snob, because I am from Toronto and that's what we do... we mock everything that isn't at the Brunswick House or Lee's Palace.   It's not intensional.  We really are just that arrogant.  

But this concert - WAS THE BOMB!!

The opener was Sacha.  Normally you wait for the opening act to be done so the main act can just hurry up and play, but Sacha was totally awesome and super sweet and very tuneful and I loved her and I loved her fringed jacket almost as much!!  She gave Essy a free CD and signed it.  Go like her on Instagram.  Sacha Visagie

The Abrams were the best live band I have ever seen.  I can't really add much more hyperbole than that.  James Abram was an amazing fiddle player.  Totally amazing.  Their basist played for The Strokes and a bunch of other awesome 90s bands and he was the coolest basist player, pretty much ever.   They were talented and totally into it and humble-hearted and they ended the show with "God bless you" and after the show they chatted it up wit the kids and told them to practice their piano.  

I loved them.

They are playing at MacDondald's corners in a few weeks... we might go, for Jason's birthday, or because it's Friday or something...