The kids are in school! And they were pleased to go! Yay! But as they were getting ready this brisk 50*F morning it became clear that the decision to bring only their shorts and to pack only 2 pairs of long pants for E and no long pants for H in the air shipment was … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson Mom goes shopping ALONE
H finally had his Star Wars birthday party. We had to wait over a week from his actually birthday until we could hold his party. That was apparently long enough for him to think that he was have his next birthday already. It took us all day to convince him that he was actually still … Continue reading Star Wars Birthday Party
I've been wanting to make one of these for years. Ever since I got one from a student that I'd helped out at Berkeley. It's held all those small things that have a tendency to drop into that black hole that all bags have. That original bag is long since gone and I cannot tell … Continue reading Cutest Little Box Bag Evah!!
This is one of my favorite poems. I learned it in junior high (before the term "middle school" became the in vogue term) and every October when we buy our pumpkins for carving I think of it. And now you will, too. And it's possible that when you read it out loud you might find … Continue reading A Poem for Fall
I have been all over the place lately. Physically, spiritually, mentally. On the good side, I was in Colorado for my BFF's 40th birthday. (Yay!) I also got to attend the Economic History Association's dinner in DC and catch up with my favorite boss ever and some other pretty wonderful friends. I have been planning … Continue reading Bacon Jam
This was quite a weekend of desserts over here. Thursday I made a New York meets DC cheesecake for a dinner party on Friday (there is none left) and yesterday I was reminded by my faithful spouse that I had promised to make a dessert for a Bon Voyage party being held for one of … Continue reading Ala Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches!
Lately, I am on a quest to get more protein and healthy food in their body I wanted to make a cookie that would do both those things. They just seem to do better when they are fueled by healthy things. And E especially seems to need a lot of protein in his diet right … Continue reading Banana Oatmeal Cookies
I've been waiting to be able to share this, but our patio is finally, finally done!! My husband is truly a remarkable man. He did most of this himself. His dad was here for a few days and helped lay the foundation and start laying the slate, but Mark ripped out all the shrubs and … Continue reading Patio – Finished!
On Thursday I took the boys to a science demo at the library. It was very cool and the 6 year old pumped his hands above his head in victory when Dr. Data said he was going to teach them how to make indoor fireworks. I am going to have to make sure that Dad … Continue reading Dairy Queen
I've been away gardening! The veggies aren't in yet because I've been focusing on my new front yard garden. Mark and I ripped out a 3-foot by 5-foot section of grass this winter and I finally get my flower bed. In the front there are some already blown hyacinths. They were light purple. The pink … Continue reading Spring gardening