Archive for March, 2011


Posted on March 31st, 2011, by Trina

My favorite flower, first one in my yard spotted this morning.

Just Leaving

Posted on March 30th, 2011, by Trina

My latest orthopedist appointment was today at 1:30. I snapped that picture as I was leaving. It was almost an hour before I even got into an exam room where they asked if I had any other images (yes, yes, I do, you’ve copied them 4 times), and another 40 minutes before the resident and [...]

Baby’s First Haircut

Posted on March 29th, 2011, by Trina

Frankly, I’m surprised it took this long.

Twas the first day

Posted on March 28th, 2011, by Trina

The First Day of Spring Break By Trina, with Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore Twas the first day of Spring Break, when all through the town, every creature was stirring they’d finally seen dawn. The birds were all chirping, the flowers all blooming Promise of vacation hung thick in the morning. The children were anxiously [...]


Posted on March 27th, 2011, by Trina

Tweety found a box of Peppermint JoJo’s (Trader Joe’s version of an Oreo) in the pantry this morning, and squirreled some away under the dining room table this afternoon for a snack. When she found the box this morning, Gosling came running up the stairs to tell me she was eating “black cookies with MINT [...]

Party Time

Posted on March 26th, 2011, by Trina

I took the kids to a birthday party today at a bounce house warehouse. I don’t love these kinds of parties usually, but this 2 hours of full throttle activity could not have come at a better time. The rain has only just cleared after what seems like a solid week of sopping wet. I [...]

Captain Blocks

Posted on March 25th, 2011, by Trina

We have one thousand identical blocks in our living room that have been built in thousands of different ways. Tonight it was a triple footed spire with underground parking. Unfortunately, the cat tried to love against it and caused massive structural instability.

Rainy Spring Day

Posted on March 24th, 2011, by Trina

It’s raining, it’s pouring, so I made split pea soup, and Bears in the Orchard (gingerbread and applesauce), to warm up after we went to swim lessons in snazzy new hooded terry cloth swim ponchos that I whipped up this afternoon taking a break from a brain challenging project. Hers will have added spots and [...]

Stuffed Rattlesnake

Posted on March 23rd, 2011, by Trina

Yesterday, Gosling decided he wanted to make a snake, but not a real one, just pretend. He tried to describe it to me, but it was not as clear as either of us would have liked, so I asked him to draw it. This is what he came up with. “It’s a rattlesnake, that looks [...]

Decanomial Square

Posted on March 22nd, 2011, by Trina