Archive for March, 2011

Castle project

The kids are very into knights, castles and princesses these days.  Well, the boys are definitely NOT into princesses but as a kind nod to their baby sister, they have allowed one pink princess into their kingdom.  We looked at some books and made this castle out of a bunch of cardboard boxes.  The plan was to paint it and keep adding onto it until it becomes a giant lair for kings, knights, pirates, aliens…you get it.  It’s been getting a lot of play and if it lasts, we’ll spend some time painting it-a good way to eek out one more diversion for “bored” children from this project.


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Domenica’s Kitchen

The first signs of spring arrived.  The crocuses have pushed through the soil and the air feels different, if only slightly warmer.  All of this makes me think about food.  Sustainability will be a goal this year.  We’ve joined the local CSA again and will attempt a heartfelt if meager vegetable garden of our own.  Apple trees and blueberry bushes have been planted.  We’re also lucky to live close to Blue Hill at Stone Barns where we get seriously good eggs.  That brings me to last night’s dinner.  Eggs, prosciutto and baby spinach.  So simple, so yummy!  Oh, and the dinosaur happens to be the same colors as the meal…

Eggs, prosciuotto and baby spinach

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Sometimes you catch them at that special moment when their minds are drifting and you just want to hold on to that image as long as you can.

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