Sunday, March 28, 2010

Banana Cookies

Noah doesn't eat many things, but he likes to bake and these are one of our favorite treats.

Find the recipe here-
Sometimes he gets distracted.
There is no broccoli in the recipe; we compost.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Science Fair

Noah and a classmate submitted a project for the middle school science fair.  Mediocre project that he  wasn't all that interested in. He had to be coerced to show up for the fair.
Annabel wasn't a participant, but she is eager to go to any social event at the school.

It kills Noah that he and Annabel are in the same school; she loves it. He'll have 2 years in the High School without her, come September.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Book Club recommendation

I loved this book.
This is from
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Lauded for his sensitive memoir (My Own Country) about his time as a doctor in eastern Tennessee at the onset of the AIDS epidemic in the 80s, Verghese turns his formidable talents to fiction, mining his own life and experiences in a magnificent, sweeping novel that moves from India to Ethiopia to an inner-city hospital in New York City over decades and generations. Sister Mary Joseph Praise, a devout young nun, leaves the south Indian state of Kerala in 1947 for a missionary post in Yemen. During the arduous sea voyage, she saves the life of an English doctor bound for Ethiopia, Thomas Stone, who becomes a key player in her destiny when they meet up again at Missing Hospital in Addis Ababa. Seven years later, Sister Praise dies birthing twin boys: Shiva and Marion, the latter narrating his own and his brothers long, dramatic, biblical story set against the backdrop of political turmoil in Ethiopia, the life of the hospital compound in which they grow up and the love story of their adopted parents, both doctors at Missing. The boys become doctors as well and Vergheses weaving of the practice of medicine into the narrative is fascinating even as the story bobs and weaves with the power and coincidences of the best 19th-century novel. (Feb.)
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Signs of the Season

The Witch Hazel is in bloom...
and the bulbs Bea and I planted are coming up.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

First Bike Ride of Spring

Bea came home from school with one thought on her mind. She was craving a bike ride.

Noah agreed to join her and they pulled out the bikes and pumped up the tires.

Have fun.

Noticed how much has melted in 6 days? It's almost gone.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Thaw Has Begun

The weather is warm and the sun is out. Bea and I decide to walk to Darren's office to walk him home.
The Spring melt is beginning.

The snow is beginning to creep back from the sidewalks.

Soon it will all be green again.
Headed home.