this week


I’m cranking through photo projects like nobody’s business.

I’m organizing for the holidays hot on our heels. I’ve been reading articles like “what to wear to the holiday parties” and then I question Dave about possible holiday parties in our future. Last night I organized my Christmas card making and scrapbooking supplies into one tidy location, ready to pull out when inspiration strikes.

My bestie is in town! SUCH a treat! We have fun things planned and cool things to do that involve things like “tickets” and “reservations”.

I broke down and broke out the winter coats. I always put that off WAY longer than the other mothers and I wait until I start getting dirty looks from the bus matron for a few days…and THEN I go ahead and get them out. Hats too. I like to tell myself “We’re from Vermont! We can totally handle this chill without heavy coats!” But…the boys, despite what they tell you…are not actually from Vermont. Heavy coats are in order for them…but I’m still shivering a bit in my jean jacket. :)

Tonight is parent-teacher conferences. And I’ll see the boys’ report cards. Which, honestly, is the first time that I knew going in that there would be report cards to sign. EVERY TIME I’m surprised. With all the fancy-pants Special Ed evaluations my boys get and with their IEP goals to track, the report card has lost it’s value for me. It feels sort of vague and pretend compared to their other reports. Still, it’ll be good to see. :)

Andrew is still playing Minecraft on “Autcraft”, the server for kids with autism. And it’s still going really well. For the last two nights him and another boy built a small house together, went mining for materials and had a snowball fight! Meanwhile Dave and I hovered on either side of Andrew, a little nervous (me) and little excited (me and Dave) about the goings on in Minecraft.

Tomorrow is a big day for me! I turn the big 3-6. I want new Christmas decorations for my birthday, which Dave thinks is really silly and today I make the cake for our little family party.


I’m off to get some things done, powered by these cranberry scones and with an early deadline as the boys only have a half day today. Have a good one!

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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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3 Responses to this week

  1. Susan says:

    I also made cranberry scones this week.
    Last year I asked for paint for Christmas. Eric was also confused.
    The year we lived in Minnesota I started out the winter as a wimp and, by January, I’d check the temperature and say, “It’s ten degrees! I think I’ll leave my hat and gloves at home today.” You get acclimated fast.
    Can you please do a post on what to wear to holiday parties?

  2. janel says:

    Happy happy birthday to you…may your day be filled with much love and goodness. The scones look absolutely delicious, and so beautifully placed on that plate…love the simplicity. Have fun celebrating the best times of your life.

  3. Debs says:

    Happy birthday!

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