Sunday, April 27, 2008

C-S-A! C-S-A!

(Title is a corrupted Simpson's reference.)

We just got our first box of veggies from our new CSA subscription. Tina wanted a CSA subscription for her birthday, so I signed us up for a box of veggies plus a half-dozen eggs every week for 10 weeks from Johnson's Backyard Garden.

I'm excited about it because it will force us to explore new foods. In this week's box, we have (from left to right): rainbow chard, garlic, spring onions, kale, spinach, arugula, asparagus, tomatoes, eggs, and strawberries.

I cooked Roasted Kale for dinner to accompany roasted chicken thighs and roasted corn. It was strangely addictive. Duncan kept coming back asking for another "crispy one" even after dinner.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Meet Molly

Meet Molly
Originally uploaded by TinaRed
Our friend who lives in Singapore, David, sent her to me (with about 900 stamps). I do not think he wanted to let her go.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Xander in the news

Xander's school had a kindergarten rodeo and there are pictures of a bunch of kids from Xander's class on the local paper's website.

Scroll to picture 14 to see our little cowboy!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Out of the mouth of Bunzers

Out of the mouth of Bunzers
Originally uploaded by TinaRed
Duncan was home sick on Monday. This is him playing legos in his club. Later that night he said "The TV lies" - we were talking about candy (Airheads) and how the stuff that happens in commercials does not happen in real life.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Originally uploaded by TinaRed
Xander and Bheeshmar playing chess with the Lego chess set Xander got from Grandma for his birthday.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Flyer fun

One of Xander's birthday presents was this cool rubber band-powered flyer which we took to the field at the elementary school to play with this Saturday. While Bheeshmar set it up, the boys played on the playground, and when it was ready to fly, we all took turns launching it into the air.

There was a dicey moment when the flyer got stuck high up in a tree, but with some quick thinking by Tina we were able to get it down. Xander loved chasing that flyer wherever it flew. We quit when the cheap hand-crank cracked a gear.

It was a very nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon. More pics at Flyer Fun.