Noyes Academy, Canaan, NH

We often drive through Canaan, NH, and have even stopped by the Canaan beach and boat launch, but today we took the time to visit the Noyes Academy historical marker located at that site. We read the marker and talked about black history, the hardships people went through to establish and attend this school, and the horrific expression of racism and violence that happened in our own state almost 200 years ago.

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2017 North American Eclipse

Today, we were lucky enough to observe a partial solar eclipse from our front yard. New Hampshire is pretty far from the line of totality (the line passed from Oregon to South Carolina) but we were able to observe the 60% occlusion using our pinhole camera.

According to NASA, the eclipse started at 1:36 PM, reached its maximum at 2:43 PM, and ended around 3:55 PM. The boys had Black & White cookies to celebrate the occasion.

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Pease Summer Reading Program 2017

Surprise! An autographed copy of Rick Riordan’s The Trials of Apollo; The Hidden Oracle

Marshall, Harper, and Hudson have completed the Pease Public Library Summer Reading Program for the 2017 year. Marshall got an autographed copy of his favorite author’s newest book.

A transformer’s book and magnadoodle for Harper!

Hudson’s Drawings


Hudson’s drawing grow increasingly detailed. He turns out tens of pages in a sitting with what seems to be an urgency. The pages are often divided into sections and he will say, “Pick a character.” and so on.


We find the most wonderful duplo statues around the house. Hudson can build with speed and focus.

He refers to himself as an artist.