Archive for July, 2008

knitting rags

July 21st, 2008

A great tutorial on Cocoa Knits for making rag yarn for knitting something like this: (I was drawn in by the cool bath mat, too.)

jerry-rig your burley kazoo

July 20th, 2008

I’m kind of amazed that there are not google-able alternate instructions for installing the Burley Kazoo considering it is one of the more expensive trail-a-bikes on the market and someone who is opting for this one is likely to have a bike that can’t handle the pannier rack attachment. Anyway, put two Doug’s on it, […]

arrre we having fun, yet? pirate party recap

July 20th, 2008

We’re pooped. A bunch of rowdy pirates came by our house to dig for booty. Blowing the cannons: (Amazingly, we didn’t burn down the ship!) Party Details: I baked for 10 hours, yesterday. Doug swabbed the deck. And the kids followed us around sticking fingers in freshly piped icing, leaving smudges on anything shiney, and […]

trail a bike! woohoo!

July 17th, 2008

The trail-a-bike Will’s grandparents bought him arrived, today. When we returned from school it was sitting on the front porch in it’s shipping box. Not one for surprises, he had opened the box before I was even out of the car. “Now I can push daddy up the hills?” Smart kid. We picked out the […]

this is only funny if you know kiddie media

July 17th, 2008

A new William started at school this week, and to allay confusion, one of the teachers asked Will if he’d like to go by Will, Will D, or William. To which he responded, “Just call me Diego”. And all the surrounding kids piped up, “Call me Diego!” “I want to be Diego” …

taste the rainbow

July 17th, 2008

For dinner tonight, we made rainbows. I’ve been trying to think of ways to get our kids to eat colorful veggies, and looking at the mango/pistachio/yogurt combination I was snacking on, thought, “hmmmm, I wonder if we’ve got a rainbow of foods?” Our rainbows were: blueberries dried cherries red bell pepper cherry tomatoes valencia oranges […]

re-using your water

July 16th, 2008

Nothing interesting to say, here, just wanted to post a link to The Greywater Guerrillas site as now that our yard is filled with pretty flowers, and looks like adults maintain it, I’m thinking about how we could keep it pretty without harming the environment.

pixie nests

July 14th, 2008

We’ve been making birds nests from the angel grass in the neighborhood then leaving the tiny nests in bushes as tho a tiny bird had been there. Angel grass turns brown and lets off long sticky seeds during it’s dormant months. When you run your hand (or clothing) through the grass, you collect a wad […]

elemental videos

July 14th, 2008

Nottingham University has put together a bunch of short videos posted to YouTube describing each of the elements in the Periodic Table. The videos are amusing and really interesting. Too bad science classes focus so much on boring textbooks. I know a little boy who will find these videos really inspiring! And because we need […]

breaker breaker one nine

July 14th, 2008

In honor of Will’s birthday, we went to the donut shop this morning. We bought 2 dozen donut holes and one chocolate cake donut with sprinkles to hold the 4 candles. The highlight was Will floating around, today, so happy it was his birthday, and Sylvie, following along caught up in Will’s enthusiasm. Will’s big […]

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