Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lizard? or Human?

Tonight, Henry was sitting on Elliott's lap and playing with the kids.  He is going through a biting phase (maybe he's teething again?) and decided to try to bite Andrew's fingers.
Elliott said, jokingly in Henry's voice, "Come on, Andrew, let me bite your fingers.  They will grow back."  And Ethan, a bit puzzled said, "Wait, fingers grow back?"

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Old School

Today Ethan, Henry and I came home from church early because Ethan is suffering from a sinus infection.  Elliott was going to bring the other 3 kids home after church, but he had a few responsibilities that took longer than expected, so one of our good friends gave them a ride home instead.
I popped out the front door to tell him "thank you" while Andrew was climbing out of the car, and our friend, Ed, said, "Your kids really had fun driving in my car."
I wasn't sure exactly what he meant, until all of a sudden Andrew yelled, "That car is AWESOME!  It was made before they had buttons to make the window go down!"
As soon as he got in the house, Andrew repeated this amazing fact to Ethan.  Ethan was a bit puzzled, "You just keep the windows open the whole time you are driving?"
"No," Andrew explained, "there is a bar you have to turn to make the window roll down."

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Slow Progress

This is what my chair looked like at the end of class a week ago:
And this is what it looked like at the end of class a couple of days ago:
Not too different! I took out some staples and fixed the way the fabric was laying in spots. Then I made loads of cording. We are supposed to just have one more class, but I don't think I will get it finished in that amount of time, so I maybe stopping by the studio one afternoon next week (which I am REALLY looking forward to.  I love this class!)
To see how everyone else's projects are shaping up, click here.

Friday, June 10, 2011

lazy summer days

My favorite part of summer is being able to sit and relax, knowing there are no looming homework deadlines. I think the boys would agree!

Of course, what is summer without the requisite lemonade stand?

Monday, June 06, 2011

Elliott loves me.

He made this for me yesterday:

Blueberry and white chocolate tart from David Lebovitz's book

We have several of his recipe books, and love them all.  This particular tart is, well, perfect.  It reminds me of a tart you would find in Paris, very flavorful without being too sweet.  The white chocolate is very mellow, and brings out the natural flavor of the blueberries. 

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Elliott:  Tomorrow is Fast Sunday
Sophie:  But we don't have to fast, because we are girls!