Friday, May 31, 2013


Rented a car to drive to Pennsylvania for the weekend. Got a brand new Ford Focus with 9 miles on it.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Today is trash day, which is C's favorite day of the week. He usually stands on a yellow bin full of dress up clothes to look out the windows when the trucks are nearby. This morning that bin was in the basement (K had a playdate yesterday and the girls did a princess fashion show downstairs). Needing to see the trucks, C climbed from the stool to the bookshelf to the windowsill. He's a smart kid and a good climber. He did need help getting down once the trucks were gone.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Beehive play ground.

Monday, May 27, 2013


We can walk to the National Zoo from home. As a result, we go to the zoo A LOT; often weekly and sometimes twice per week during the summer. Frequently we go late in the afternoon after naps. The crowds are leaving and the lions are hungry and roaring. It is so fun. Since the new American Trail opened last year, we spend a lot of time with the sea lions. Watching them above and below the surface is high on our list of favorite things about the zoo.

I'm going to miss this SO much...

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Spray park is open.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Friends joined us for pizza dinner. One had a gluten allergy. Here is my first attempt at chickpea flour crust. It was the right texture, but definitely needed more salt; possibly some other spices like rosemary and oregano. Looking forward to trying it again...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013


 It's that time of year... time to go barefoot!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Went out for drinks with my friend, C, tonight. Best.Night.Ever.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Mesmerized by lawn mowers.

Monday, May 20, 2013


Menu for the week.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013


First mosquito bite of the season. Right between the shoulder blades.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Fun drinks at the Farmers' Market.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Graduation party decorations.
I take on all the really big and important tasks at work --- like planning, hosting, and decorating the post-convocation ceremony this spring. The cookie bouquets were quite popular!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Taking a load off after a busy day at Grandma's.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013


Loved ones day at K's school. She's making coffee for them now.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


K and all of her classmates huddled around three chicks. The family of one of her classmates has pet chickens. The chicks seen here were two days old. So sweet. The excitement among the kids and adults was tangible.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Bite marks. It's hard being the little brother and painful to be the big sister.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Love him. Even when he is grumpy.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Pittsburgh, PA at the Clemente Bridge at 6am. Enjoying the sunrise.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013


Developing her own sense of style

Thursday, May 2, 2013


The first of many sad good-byes in Washington DC.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Ah... Rock Creek Park.