Entries from September 29th, 2010

Raspberries and apples

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, food, fun with kids, nature

Raspberry and apple picking this weekend with friends. Activities Next year, we will try to go apple picking during the week to avoid the crowds and then have a separate outing on the weekend to enjoy festivities on the farm, listen to music, see animals, and eat cider donuts (yum). Apple prints Foods Apple pies, [...]

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Little pebble vest

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments · crafty

After swearing off knitting for a while, this post on soulemama made me pick up the needles again. This is the Pebble vest, a free pattern from the Thrifty Knitter. The yarn was bought at a thrift store for a dollar, and the buttons came from my stash of odd buttons collected over the years. [...]

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The master in diapers

September 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · parenting

My friend R confessed yesterday that she yelled at her baby in the middle of the night after being up for over an hour trying to settle her back, “What do you want?!” ” “And then [my husband] took her away,” she said. I was relieved to hear her confession, as two nights ago, I [...]

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A week in pictures

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, fun with kids, nature

Quality time with Grandpa Jack. Painting with H. Catching rainbows. Stick raft made by daddy. Climbing trees and rocks by the pond.

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Moon festival celebration

September 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations, family and friends

The weather forecast called for cloudy skies tonight, so we moved up the moon festival celebration to last night. It was a perfect night, clear skies, mild weather. We had some friends over for a snack of mooncakes, rice balls, and peach herbal tea. Then we went for a walk down the street to the [...]

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Moon festival lanterns

September 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · crafty, fun with kids

We’ve been working on paper lanterns for the moon (mid-autumn) festival. In this post: RC and her daughter E, and V’s friend O. 9/22 – added the following pictures to show the details of the lantern construction. The LED tea light is secured to a one-inch strip of bristol board, which is then glued to [...]

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Happy Birthday

September 21st, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations

Sunday was Tig’s birthday, and Monday was our nine-year anniversary…cause for celebration. We had a small picnic on Sunday by the local pond with our friends VK and his little girl ZZ, ate some yummy baked goods, sandwiches, and fruit salad. On Monday night, we were able to sneak out for an ice cream sundae. [...]

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This week and end of babymoon

September 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · parenting

I must confess that I’m not much of a knitter. Most of my projects have not panned out, so I was so touched when my friend and neighbor RC dropped off this beautiful hand knit hat for O. Special time with yeh yeh. Pesto making with basil from our garden. End of babymoon This week [...]

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Moon festival planner

September 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · celebrations

Mid-Autumn Festival aka “Moon Festival” Date: September 22, 2010 A traditional harvest festival celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese calendar. The date also parallels the autumnal equinox, when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. The festival gives thanks to the summer harvest and welcomes autumn. [...]

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This week: baby love

September 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · parenting

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