Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dirt = fun




We haven’t been to the eco station for a super long time. So long, in fact, that neither girl remembers it much or at all. Needless to say, they both had a blast digging in the dirt, climbing the ladder to the top of a dirt bunker, making fast slides out of PVC pipe, and finding all kinds of bugs and treasures. We really need to return soon!

Ad lib artwork

We found some “how to draw” books at the library recently, and Unni sometimes will just sit at the table to use the books to guide her artwork.  It’s really an amazing thing to watch.


Art class projects

I’ve been negligent about posting Unni’s art class projects for the past two weeks, so here they are.  In the first, she made a bird’s nest, and the birds that reside in the pocket.  The next project involved water colors combined with bubbles to create the bubbly effect.

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A couple weeks ago, we checked out an origami book at the library.  So of course we had to buy some origami paper as well.  We tried to follow the simple instructions but MOM didn’t comprehend too well.  Finally, my patience wore thin and I decided that we would have to put the origami away for awhile.  That idea brought on a lot of protests, and suddenly I had the brilliant notion of trying YouTube.  You can’t imagine the thousands of YouTube videos on how to create origami. We followed the video instructions much easier than the printed kind, and ended up folding up a few items.


Fat lip girl



Our last day, er rather, last hour at the beach Koma tripped over a concrete parking block and bloodied her lip pretty bad. She was bleeding in the mouth so much I was afraid she might have lost some teeth but she actually just bit her lip.  Fortunately the mouth heals quick too, so she was fairly happy after 10 minutes or so. The swelling was huge and not well-captured in the various photos I tried to take later.  For the entire night, I heard that thud of her hitting the ground.  Mom-guilt!

Beach Trip Part IV

One of the neatest things about this particular beach is finding black fossilized shark teeth.  Dad spent a lot of time looking past the waves crashing onto the beach for the teeth and successfully found a few.  He helped the girls dig around for some also (see last photo).

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Beach Trip Part II

We headed down to the next town to look around, shop and eat.  A family we met at the pool told us about a large park so we decided to check it out.  The playground overlooked the boat docks, and boardwalks ran along the water edge. Later, we ate at a neat restaurant with deck seating overlooking the water.  Along the same road, we found a highly recommended fish market (thanks, Yelp!) and bought some scallops and shrimp to cook for supper.

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Beach Trip Part I

We celebrated Dad’s finish of school with a long weekend at the beach.  The girls have been asking to go to the beach for months now, and we’ve been promising them that when Dad’s done with his “project” we’d go.  We found an excellent beach-front condo on AirBnB and settled in for a few days. We brought our food as the area doesn’t have many restaurants.  It’s our first time to this beach but we’d heard that it is a very family-friendly beach.  We found that to be true.  This condo resort also housed an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a playground so it was a perfect fit for us. The first day was a bit windy and only a high of 71, but the girls still insisted on getting in the water. The rest of our time at the beach was filled with sunshine and much warmer temperatures.

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