Archive for June, 2009

the end

June 30th, 2009

It is a big week. Sylvie’s nanny share with Theo has come to an end, she is leaving her Spanish emersion school and heading off to big kid preschool to be near her brother. Will has been enthusiastically instructing her in the ways of preschool, Doug has been cheering her on, and Sylvie and I […]

rip p.y.t.

June 25th, 2009

… as Rustie so eloquently put it. Apparently the circus is over. We can all now go back to appreciating all that great music without wondering what sad turn of events will be next in Michael Jackson’s incredible career. Sad day. I’m hoping he left the kids to be raised by someone less troubled.

for your mini hipsters

June 25th, 2009

The new American Apparel shiny lame pants are highly coveted by all kids in my house. “I want the purple ones,” says Sylvie. “Ooh, get me the silver ones! No- the blue ones, do they have blue ones?” exclaims Will.

have I done that yoga video?

June 22nd, 2009

Yes, Mom. Thanks! Sylvie and I think it rocks.

hop it up

June 19th, 2009

A recent fad to hit the microbrews on our coast is fresh hopping as a finishing step in brewing Pale Ales. In the traditional partial mash brewing technique, hops is boiled with the grains, losing much of it’s floral oils, which this fresh hopping returns to the brew. The green hopped beers have a grassy, […]


June 16th, 2009

I had a full garden of baby fruit – (20) cherries, strawberries, (6) blueberries, a tree of lemons, … And something got there first!

the mixed tape – as revolutionary as sliced bread?

June 13th, 2009

It is Saturday morning, and I’m making banana bread listening to an Apple iTunes Genius composed playlist that I seeded with Led Zepplin’s Going to California. Listening to this poorly composed playlist (Pandora would have created a better mix), it dawned on me that the invention of home recording devices like tape recorders which allowed […]

Absinthe & Flamethrowers… looks interesting

June 10th, 2009

This book looks right up our alley.

that chili will make you so fast

June 10th, 2009

I read a study not long ago that kids eat more if they think they are eating monster slime or bat venom. We don’t go that far, but we do explain in simple terms the benefits of the meal in front of us, and woah – look at those kids eat! Pictured is Will snarfing […]

incentives and motivations in the house

June 10th, 2009

We’re in the middle of potty training. I’ve mentioned trying to potty train on my site before, and thanks to the wisdom I gained potty training my first, I realize that physiological readiness (a.k.a. ability to hold it) is just as important as enthusiasm and coordination to get to the bathroom, get undressed and go. […]

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