Archive for the 'life' Category

oh no! our bridge broke!

October 28th, 2009

Drats! I’m sure you’ve heard that my lifeline to the city fell apart under minor winds last night. And I’m sure you know that those of us who work in the city (all of us) are stuck packed into the Swine Flu party on the Bart or sitting at home, alone, communicating over Instant Messenger. […]

sylvie’s mad science party

October 24th, 2009

In celebration of Sylvie’s birthday, we had the neighbors over for some mad science. The kids made glow in the dark slime and screaming balloons while the adults ate quince liver, deviled eyes and mummies. Yes, those are real meat. We had the requisite ear (grow your own) and eyes (olives) in a jar. As […]

kensington regatta

October 24th, 2009

It is rainy season, here. I embraced the puddle time last week by using it as an excuse to teach a little science. (I’m thoroughly enjoying having a 5 year old!!) First we tested potential vessels for their ability to float and then their weight capacity. I brought out a bowl, cup, lego raft, inverted […]

my son, the don diego

October 17th, 2009

Perhaps Don Juan could have learned a thing or two from my 5 year old who this weekend told my cousin, 20 years his senior and his interest du jour, “I want you for Halloween. I want to eat you up. You are sweet like candy.” I’m afraid that the 10,000 hours of hitting on […]

it didn’t pan out

October 17th, 2009

We spent the weekend in Auburn, Ca learning about gold country history and trying our hand at prospecting. We had our best luck with the guaranteed gold-flecked bags of sand that we bought for $2 a piece at the gold museum, but the goldless shores of the American River brought us great amusement. Enough amusement […]

if I could guarantee the kids would sound like this…

October 5th, 2009

there would be violin lessons in their future. Instead, I think I can only muster enough enthusiasm to promise them guitar lessons.

just another reason I love Sesame Street

October 2nd, 2009

Their Mad Men skit:

paint and fixtures

September 16th, 2009

We took advantage of the especially long weekend over Labor Day weekend to get a few things completed around the house. Our garage now matches the house (mostly). And finally we replaced the skeleton of the fake woodgrained 60s light fixture in our kitchen with a more modern and highly tactilely pleasing blow-fish looking pedant […]

big K – Will’s turn

August 27th, 2009

We delivered our first into the hands of the public school system Tuesday. The event has been long in preparation in our neighborhood and our household beginning with the drama around registering for our over-filled school – it was like getting precious concert tickets! Next came the assessment, Will’s first job interview, where he met […]

30 games we forget to play

August 21st, 2009

Wired collected and posted a list of 30 outdoor games we all used to play before we had kids. For those who have forgotten the rules, they’ve even provided instructions. Who says you have to have kids to enjoy these games? Step away from the computer, and go out to play.

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