Mathemagic

Fry Lodge has its first week of school at Wade King Elementary under our belt, and we all couldn’t be happier. Not only do Kristine and I get to have uninterrupted adult conversation again, but Henry and Ruby are ecstatic about their new school. Today, Henry came home and insisted he show me… the TED Talk (!) that his teacher, Mr. Livezey, showed his class. I watched. My mind was blown. It’s a talk by Art Benjamin, a self-described mathemagician, who does crazy math in his head in front of an audience. In this TED Talk, he calculates the square of randomly picked, five-digit numbers. In seconds. Henry has a new hero, and he couldn’t be more psyched about being in 4th grade at Wade King. Watch and have your mind blown.

 

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Subdued Excitement 

That’s a pretty good description of the emotional state at Fry Lodge these days. It’s also the tag line for our new hometown.

Today was the first day of school for Henry and Ruby, who both practically skipped up the hill to the bus stop. They came home with some great stories about their first day, and we’re looking forward to getting to know all the families in the neighborhood. 

Our first day apart from the kids in more than two months, Kristine and I celebrated by putting together IKEA furniture all day. Henry came home to a freshly assembled loft bed. After thanking us for getting his room in shape, he asked:”How many times did you curse while putting it together?”

We’re pretty thrilled to have established Fry Lodge Bellingham. Stay tuned for updates on our subdued excitement.