Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1 Toddler + 2 Kittens = Delight

Esther has tried to play with the kittens before without much success--sharp kitten claws and soft toddler skin don't mix too well. We finally found the solution: fleece pyjamas!
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

What's keeping us busy...

These little guys have been hard to photograph--most of my pictures seem to turn out blurry. Introducing: Prince (black and white) and Princess (gray and white) our foster kittens. We signed up with the local animal shelter last fall to foster puppies or kittens in need of bottle feeding. They called me last Friday and asked if we could take two 1 week old kittens. We get to keep them until they are 6 weeks old. Bottle feeding kittens is a lot of work, but as you can see I have good helpers. The kids are loving the kittens, and I am loving watching my kids enjoy them.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Concert

Lily's spring violin concert was last Saturday. She played with a group of about 50 young violinists. Their concert pieces were Yankee Doodle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Allegro (Suzuki) and Perpetual Motion (Suzuki).

Monday, March 16, 2009

Artistic Interludes

One of the mom's in our co-op taught a photography class at the last session. This was one of Lily's photos.

The kids have been into baking lately. If I leave them unattended in the kitchen I am sure to walk in on some creation in progress. This was a chocolate cake--as I recall, the ingredients consisted of oatmeal, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, baking soda, salt, a mashed banana, and maybe an egg. I made a chocolate glaze to put on top.

This was today's "secret recipe pumpkin pie" made of 1 large can of purreed pumpkin, honey, and 2 eggs. The crust was flower, water, and salt.
How did it taste? Well, after two servings, Luke just came in and asked me if I would get him another piece "Please pretty Please Por Favor Por Favor S'il vous plait."
I guess he likes it!