Saturday, April 24, 2010

for your weekend

What are you up to this weekend?

A few links:

I made this gardeners hand scrub - it's remarkably easy to put together and works great!

Loving this book.

Living in: On the Waterfront (you knew I'd love this, right?).

I hoping you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This morning at breakfast Alexi and I were discussing a recent difficult interpersonal interaction. He turned to the boys and said, "Some people generate more heat than your best to generate more light than heat."

Monday, April 19, 2010


dandelion wishes * the scent of lilacs * first cones of 2010 * baseball * putting something new into the ground each day * sleeping with an open window * eating outside * lingering daylight

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

rhubarb love

We had the most lovely day - rich smells of rain and the scent of the first of the lilacs.

I bought rhubarb and proceeded to make these muffins - a family favorite.

After the last time I wrote about rhubarb, my sister emailed me to say, "remember how we used to play with rhubarb as kids? I remember we used to turn them into 'umbrellas' with their big leaves and sing 'singing in the rain for ketchup'. :)." I don't remember it, but I love hearing about the memory.

I wish you a lovely Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

for your Tuesday

Thank you all for the great book recommendations on Friday - I'm set for a while now! I'm in the middle of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; so good.

Remember the cat on the head episode? Well, on Sunday Cal said to Abbott 'jump over me while I roll down the hill' (top image); fortunately the timing worked out on this one.

This story is wonderful.

Check out the glee flashmob in Seattle.

Radiolab's "Lucy"

I hope your Tuesday is going well. (Abbott never likes Tuesday as well as Monday, because he has art on Monday but not Tuesday.)

Monday, April 12, 2010

the babies

We were lucky indeed to get to see a few baby animals several days ago - one of the best things about spring!

As I was browsing through Flickr the other day and preparing to leave a comment on this photo, a comment that had already been left really made me pause. "Do you ever just have a moment where you realize how closely your reality is to your biggest dreams...I'm there! " (Madeline Bea) Just beautiful.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

have a relaxing weekend

Friday, April 9, 2010


Turns out, the sun did come out. We visited one of Cal's classmates for lunch and the boys had their first Russian food - piroshkis and russian cookies and chocolates all the way from Moscow. We brought snickerdoodles to share (I like smitten kitchen's recipe).

I feel desperate for a good read; a long, engaging novel - any recommendations? For some reason, everything on my nightstand right now is nonfiction and I'm just not in the mood for it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

this week

I find it incredibly fun, enjoying Calvin & Hobbes with Abbott as I used to with my little brother. We've been reading and lounging and playing games and pondering great mysteries ('do the angels play?' ' does God play?').

I'm trying not to notice that it's cold and gray and there appears to be no end in sight on the forecast.

I wish you a happy Thursday!

Monday, April 5, 2010


I hope your weekend was full of wonder, love, and special treats! xoxo

Friday, April 2, 2010


We've had dessert outside almost every night this week; I'm hoping soon we'll be able to enjoy more full meals outdoors. We were freezing as we ate these ice cream sandwiches, but as you can see it was still really fun.

As a child I attended a public school in Alaska and we always had Good Friday off. Looking back on that it shocks me a bit. My boys don't have school today but not because of Good Friday - it happens to be a conference day. We're going to be busy shopping and cleaning and getting ready for Easter. How about you - what are you up to today?

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I don't know about where you live, but here March left us more lion-like than lamb-like. That fact hasn't stopped us from enjoying our time outside however.

Any plans for fooling? (Is April 1 celebrated as April Fools Day in other parts of the world?) Today is crazy hair day at school; lucky for me, as Thursday is the day I volunteer in the library and I was up way too late to get up in time to shower before school.

Happy April!