Sunday, September 14, 2014

fast forward

We took the children to Jamestown and Williamsburg last weekend, a day at Busch Gardens and a day of museums.
We are three weeks into the school year, and I'm already figuring out how I'm going to live until the end of soccer season. There is no way we'll do spring soccer. I love my new job, but I still haven't figured out how make dinner or have any time for myself. I have to go to bed early to have a good day with a room full of three year olds.

As if having three kids with spelling words isn't enough, we do soccer practice two days a week, music on Wednesdays, soccer games on Saturday morning,  I'm teaching religious education at the Unitarian Church, and the girls have joined the Children's Choir.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

summer camp

Ella went to an engineering/ music/ art camp last week, spending the whole week in a gorgeous lab and performance space. We laughed that she went to "camp" and spent the whole week indoors. Her group created digital music using computer programing, up-cycled materials, and 3D printed elementsThe girls made their bodies part of the instrument as they wet their arms and made themselves part of the circuitry.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

good boy

This boy is making tremendous strides. He just needed to go to school.

Monday, July 21, 2014

getting funky

I bought ten pounds of organic cabbage last week, and I turned four of them into kraut. Hard to believe that four whole cabbages fit in this crock, but now it has wilted down to about half. I hadn't had a chance to open it until today, but it looks good and smells, um. fermented.

I tasted some kimchi this week from Gnomestead Hollow Farm and Forage, but I haven't made any since early spring. I want to make the white pear summer kimchi from Edward Lee's Smoke and Pickles.