Monday, July 9, 2012

Annual Beach Trip

Last week was our family trip to the outer banks. We are extra lucky this year that we get to go back next week with our cousins!!

The garden

The garden continues to be everyone's favorite pastime here; it's so much for the kids and it gets me away from my dissertation!
I'm guessing we will have to double the size of everything next year....

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Baseball Pictures

Jacob's team pictures arrived. It still makes me cringe to see him in a freaking Mets hat. His comment to me after his last game was "Next year I'll be good enough for the Yankees."

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Life has been busy

Wowza! Life's been busy. I'm on page 60 of an 80 page report, have edits to make on two other papers, and really ought have my dissertation proposal started by now. Atti is now down with preschool; I'm expecting him to go thru withdrawal soon. Jake desperately wants to be done with school, and I am fairly sure his recent cold is somehow related to his school avoidance. Dave is tenured and somehow still just as busy. Gus is large, drooly, and more drooly. The hot temperatures always bring out the grossest size of the moose.
In theory life slows down mid June. Right....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Busy busy

Back to the grind! While we were in LA last month we had so much fun. Skiing, cousins, cake. It was a whirlwind of fun. Batman was on the plane and the tide pools were a hit.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jacob's Birthday Party

 For Jacob's seventh birthday he asked for a Harry Potter party.  We had tons of magical games and activities for the kids.

During the party Jacob got sorted into Gryffindor, after much deliberation on the part of the sorting hate.

After the sorting it was time for the banquet and then classes.

It was a busy and fun day for everyone.

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The Banquet and Herbology

 Our house elf was lazy and ordered pizza for the banquet.  The pumpkin juice was constantly changing colors.

After the banquet the kids quickly went off to Charms where they learned to levitate a feather with their new wands.
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 For the Potions class the kids got to try out spherication. They took Phoneix tears (honey solution with sodium alginate) and soaked it in Araculmentula Venom (calcium bath) which created little jelly balls of honey.
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Party continued

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Finally Snow!

Naturally now that all my daffodils are up, it decides to snow! Who cares?!?! We finally have snow.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gary's Surprise Party

We threw a surprise party for Gary's 30th. It was a ton of fun, and I am reasonably sure he was surprised.
We dis it up at Jaleo, a nice tapas place in DC. D and I spent the rest of the day at the museum with the monkeys.
(all photo credits to Tara Beech)

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