Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pink donut

I know as a parent I am contractually obligated to think my kid is a genius, but I really do love Eva's artwork.

This is a picture of a person holding a pink donut.  I love her composition with the donut in the center and the person only halfway in frame.

She also told me later that this was "a special person, a friendship person."

She also told me later that her favorite food is donuts, so maybe the two are related.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Painted and labelled by Eva

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


As viewed from the top of the science museum in early March, when the river is still pretty much frozen... 

Monday, March 9, 2015


Forgot about these for the Purim post, but I did get a few pictures of making Hamantashen with the kids.  

(Hamantashen are the three-cornered cookies we eat on Purim, they are supposed to look like Haman's Hat)  

(I suppose I should also mention that Haman is the bad guy in the Purim story)

Anyway, back to the cookies.  Every year they get better at pinching together the corners

Noah can pretty much do it, and Eva can come up with plenty of stories about how she meant for that one to be a crumbled up mess, because it is not a hat it's a bear cave.  Or whatever.

Noah has also graduated to other cookie-related jobs.

And then we ate a lot of cookies.  The end.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Paper Princess

Eva had another paper creation last week...  after rest one day she came out of her room and announced she had made a princess.

She made the fan at school, but the rest was entirely her idea and unassisted execution.  I think it's brilliant.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Paper Cafe

On Sunday at rest time, Eva asked for "a lot of paper so I can make an apron"

I had no idea what she meant by that, but at the time I was doing four other things so gave her some scrap paper and forgot about it.

On Tuesday I came home to find her like this:

And by "like this," I mean wearing an apron that she designed and assembled entirely by herself.  

And "by herself" I mean really.  None of us had any idea what was going on until she came out of her room wearing the thing.

Apparently she spent three days and two rolls of scotch tape putting it together, but here it is.  She then proceeded to take our orders at a pretend cafe.

Of course there was juice to drink

Then Noah got involved and made some syrup and pancakes

pouring the syrup onto the pancakes

The food was a little dry but the service totally made up for it

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chag Purim

Oh hello, Harry

Uh oh, looks like I'm about to be cursed.

Also, Daddy

(family portrait of James and Harry Potter)

And now, for another (colder) type of magic... 

Oh dear, now I've been frozen

(dramatic Elsa Ice Pose)

We had some excellent costumes for Purim this year

(in case you can't tell by my space dress, I am Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus books)

(maybe you should take a closer look at my space shoes)

Happy Purim Everybody. :)