Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lucky #8

Desi turned 8! We had a Mad Science party. After all, what harm could a bunch of chemicals be in the hands of THESE dudes?

We made flubber. Even the little kids got into that:

We dissected a fish, we looked at bugs and coins and leaves in a microscope, we shot corks out of a soda bottle, plus more. I'll upload video soon. Needless to say, I am tired and have little energy left for blogging tonight. Mad science takes it outta ya.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day! and Bonus Pics

We celebrated Mom at home by cooking breakfast and hanging out together. Then we ordered Indian food for dinner.
At school, the boys had made gifts. Both in the spirit of spring:


The "hanging out" portion of the festivities included some dress up time. I can't put my finger on the style D is going for here. E seems to want to scare us, but it's hard when his summer jammies are so cute. They say "Mr. Strong" on them.

Lastly, and not that it's relevant to Mother's Day, here was E during his annual checkup. Thumbs up!

makin' cookies

Tonight we made cookies. Click here for video.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring keeps doing its thing

Happy May Day. Another perk of life in a communist country: 3 day weekend for The Workers. We spent it together, playing ball, reading Harry Potter 5 and some Choose Your Own Adventures, building robots out of blocks. Domestic bliss makes for boring blog posts, though. What you "readers" crave is actually pictures. To wit:

Here was us downtown for Easter brunch. Mmmm, haze.

Afterward, Desi and I caught a cab to his baseball practice/game. So Sarah took E around town for a "Where's Waldo?" type photo shoot. Can you spot him?

On the Bund:

On the Nanjing pedestrian mall:

On the tidal wave of consumerism:

As for the baseball game, D had fun and got some hits. He and his buddies are really getting into baseball, which I love to see. We're still working on tagging up on fly balls, and such finer points, but they can catch fly balls for real and throw pretty far. And they all love to hit, of course. Pics soon.

In other news...the littles had a sleepover that did not end in fisticuffs, unlike our first attempt last year. Proof:

Just got some more shots from spring brEAK! (As you can see, Jeff is a better photog than I)

How that my IB classes have stopped meeting, and my online training to teach online is almost over, I should have more time to blog. Of course, with all this sunshine, I might be outside throwing batting practice. I hope the sun is shining on you, but not too much. Unless you enjoy that. Osama's dead, Peace out!