Friday, March 26, 2010

Max's school project

Last week Max turned in his 9 week project. The theme was American Symbols. Short of baking an apple pie, what is more American than the Golden Gate Bridge? Tim found some online kits - you just punch out the perforated parts, score and fold. Max did all the punching, glueing and he decorated the whole board with paint, glue and sand. He learned 6 facts about the bridge and was incredibly proud (and rightly so!) of the final product.

His teacher was so pleased with his project that it is now on display in the school library. Way to go Max! We love you buddy.

Cherry Blossoms!

The Cherry Blossom festival is here! and the trees are cooperating beautifully, they are peaking just in time for the final weekend of the festival. I don't know if it's because of the long, cold winter we've had but I can't remember the trees ever blooming so profusely. They are simply stunning. Here are a few photos I took this week. My favorite is the tree that has all three shades on the same tree, white, pink and fuchsia. (Barbara, I know you missed them so these are for you, hope you're settling into your beautiful new house).

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm here, I promise!

Lily has been sick for a week and half. It makes my heart bleed when she's so ill and yet manages to be the sweetest girl on the face of the earth. She really is my sunshine.

Still, it has thrown a wrench in the works of what was supposed to be a fantastic and fun week. Hopefully we'll both be able to enjoy the weekend and get some photos of all the gorgeousness that is happening with all the (torrential!) rain we've had this week, the trees are going nuts!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring IS here

Despite a few false starts (including sleet and snow on Tuesday), it looks like Spring really is here after all! We've got some daffodils in the garden and all the Japanese tulips have big buds on them. Tim says he's seen some cherry trees in bloom too! Here's a little photo I snapped with my phone on the way out the door this morning - it made me smile.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Read me, you will

Lily is a comedian. Of the very funny, 4 year old variety.

Today she held up a piece of candy shaped like Yoda and announced "Make your teeth rot it will. Hmmm"

Just one of the 1,000,000 reasons that I love her.