29 June 2009

We eat a lot of bread

Today Gina realized that she could double her usual batch of bread and make six loaves instead of three. This should last us a few days.
Parisian Daily Bread from this awesome cookbook.

28 June 2009

Go Hoppers Go!

Thomas surprised Gina and asked her out on a date to the baseball game! We had never been to a game together so she was very excited. He sort of forgot to mention that we would be attending with his favorite student's family, but it was still very romantic.

Thomas greeted fans with the mascot before the game.
What's Bella doing out on the field? If you enlarge the picture you can see that the batter from the opposing team has just gotten hit in the head with a pitch. He was ok though.
Speaking of getting hit, we noticed that lots of balls got hit in to the bleachers. This could kill you! A fan lost an eye here last summer (it's true). Thomas assured Gina that he would protect her. When a foul ball did actually come in to our section Thomas ducked but that is beside the point.
There were fireworks at the end! They set them off from a cart in the outfield.
What a fun night. Thomas liked his first baseball game. He felt like the pace moved along nicely and he was impressed by how dangerous the game was.


Fresh tomatoes and green beans from the garden. Yum!

26 June 2009

Today's masterpiece

We wanted something more permanent than the masking-tape floor staff, which we had to rip up because it kept peeling away from the floor and getting dog hair stuck to it.

We found this bamboo rug for $20 and today Thomas is painstakingly marking in all the lines with a black Stabilo. It has to be perfect!
This might take a while.... we might have to make a trip to Target for some more markers. But we're passing the time listening to Michael Jackson so it's all good.

23 June 2009


Do y'all like hummus? We do!

We wanted to share our recipe with you. Here's what you need:

  • 1 can chick peas (aka garbanzo beans), 1/2 of the water drained and set aside
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • half a clove of garlic... trust us, you don't want any more than that
  • 2-3 spoonfuls of tahini
  • 2 spoonfuls of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Put everything in the blender and mix it up! If it's too thick, add some of the water from the can of chickpeas. You can also add some roasted red pepper.

We had to figure out this tahini business. It's expensive and hard to find (we located it near the peanut butter in the store) and it but you only use a few spoonfuls at a time so it lasts for months and months.

Enjoy your healthy snack.

15 June 2009

Delphi did something bad

She broke in to a bag of muesli while the rest of us were upstairs watching tv.

07 June 2009

Our best student

Hi everybody, what note am I on?
Thomas made this big staff on the floor with masking tape and our students have been using it to learn their notes. They love hopping from note to note.

03 June 2009

The Candy Man

Funny that this should air on day 2 of our no-candy campaign. Click here to see Thomas' idol.

01 June 2009

Rorsach Test

Thomas wants to know what this looks like to you. We'll tell you what it is later.


Ah, the Wii fit! Gina got this cheerful message when she stepped on the old balance board today. A little stalkerish right?It turns out that the Wii fit remembered her original fitness goal from last year, and that she never met it. Then it told her that her Wii age was 40!! Ugh. But she's gonna stick to it.