Today is Hayley’s 17th birthday. Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn’t have her friends over for a birthday party, so I planned a Zoom party! It was fun. I asked Emily to help me pull it all together, and she was great. She created a group chat with Hayley’s friends, and gave […]
This afternoon I took Kirsten, Hayley, and Jenna flying. I preflighted the plane at the Portland International Jetport (KPWM). Just after my run-up and taking runway two-niner for departure, I texted Kirsten to leave for Biddeford (B19). When I got to Biddeford I did my requisite three landings before taxiing to the ramp (I hadn’t […]
We haven’t gotten out as a family as much as we’d like or have in the past and I’ve really been itching to do something about that. So, last week I announced to the girls that I was taking them on a day trip to Acadia. Unfortunately, Kirsten was working, but if we waited until […]
Yesterday I took the girls to the Saco Heath so Skye could photograph fungi for her summer science project. The trail and boardwalk improvements are very nice, but they’re only completed up to the bog. The boardwalk beyond that point is impassable. We had a great time being in nature.
Saturday I spent a lot of time with Kirsten this past weekend, just enjoying her company. We went to breakfast at the Palace Diner in Biddeford, did some grocery shopping, and watched a movie at the theater. Then we laid in bed and watched The Office on my iPad.
Hayley asked for a weekend trip to Boston for her birthday. This was that weekend. After ingesting too many Dunkin Donuts Boston Creme donuts, we hit the road. After a short walk from our hotel in Revere, we rode the subway into Boston. Because it was Sunday morning, many of the shops in the downtown […]
Till Children Do Us Part Stephanie Coontz, NY Times, February 4, 2009 Do children supplant the things that make committed relationships so great? Or, conversely, can they strengthen a relationship by providing common goals, identity, focus and aspirations? Women’s magazines of that era promised that almost any marital problem could be resolved by embarking on […]
Danley.org is now up and running! Check it out. We plan to have weekly posting assignments for the girls. It will be a place for Kirsten and the girls and I to post pictures, videos, stories, drawings, recipes and all manner of neat things about and by our little family. Add the feed to your […]