Entries from May 2011

It’s Like a Refrigerator with Videos Stuck on It

Date May 24, 2011

Benton’s definitely getting me to the point of, “Gee, when I was in school we didn’t do anything like that!” stories! One of the classes he’s taking (the same one where he had to develop a web site), includes doing various video projects. The last assignment of the year was to shoot a silent movie. [...]

Left Foot, Right Foot

Date May 23, 2011

Within 30 minutes of each other… Benton Alana  

How to Give a 12-Year-Old Boy a Good Night’s Sleep

Date May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011. 9:00 AM — Benton’s first soccer game of the end-of-season tournament Sanga (Benton’s team) wins…although the camera caught Benton getting burned by an opposing player right in front of the parents’ sideline (for which he received some lighthearted ribbing…and proceeded to almost get the giggles on field): 10:30 AM — Benton’s [...]

Why Am I Worn Out on a Sunday Evening?

Date May 15, 2011

I’m whipped. Looking back over the last 48 hours, I’ve: Mowed the yard (we’re in that twice-a-week spring mode) Hung out around a fire in our driveway with the neighbors Made made-to-order omelets and eggs and pan-baked apples (Saturday) Attended Alana’s soccer game Attended Benton’s soccer game Had a fantastic date night Made biscuits from [...]

Boring Bookshelves Post

Date May 11, 2011

A few weeks ago, it looked like I was going to have a clever, “Aren’t we crafty?” post where I would include both a picture of the bookshelves I finished building for our basement (a simple “more horizontal space to store crap on” project) and Julie had finished a sewing project that was initiated 2.5 [...]

A Ballet Lesson from Alana

Date May 10, 2011

On Saturday, Julie and I decide to go for a walk, which, by the end of it, included Julie, Carson, Alana, me, one of the boys from next door, another boy from a few houses farther down, and an entire 4-person family (our unofficial skiing companions) we managed to pick up en route from the [...]

Mother’s Day 2011 in Review

Date May 9, 2011

Three kids, all caught on (digital) film. Alana Saturday afternoon: wraps Mother’s Day presents. Saturday night: “Dad, wake me up early in the morning so we can go downstairs and make mom breakfast in bed! We’re going to make her pancakes because I know how to make them!” Saturday morning, a good 45 minutes before [...]