Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Back to business

Last week was Miles' spring break and my parents were in town. We capitalized on the fantastic weather and did mega-sightseeing. It was a great week! The weather was sunny and hot until just after my parents' flight took off. Then it was back to the rain and cold.

ROFL.con was on the MIT campus this weekend. So, while I was giving my parents a tour of MIT we caught a glimpse of Tron Guy.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Patriot's Day in Lexington/Concord

Last Saturday (April 19) we took in the re-enactment of the Colonist/Redcoat skirmishes along Battle Road (now in Minute Man National Park) following the conflict at the North Bridge in Concord. I guess it was technically a demonstration because people "die" in re-enactments. And apparently people aren't allowed to "die" on National Park property except for re-enactments that occur on the actual anniversary.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Master Procastinator

If you had asked me a few days ago to identify the master procrastinator, I would have pointed to myself. But yesterday that changed. As I was walking to class, I found that a true master lives right here on our block. After all, only the most accomplished procrastinator sets their Christmas tree out for garbage collection in the middle of April!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

En Garde!

Snapped this pic of Miles in fencing class today. He's in the middle of his second session and he's starting to look good out there. He's interested enough that he wants to like to go to a fencing summer camp when we get back to Seattle. At least that's what he says this week.

Miles meets Ann Downer (author of Hatching Magic)

Miles and I have been lucky to participate in a wonderful Mother/Son book group since September. Our last book was a fantasy book set in Cambridge called "Hatching Magic".

Ann Downer, the author, very graciously came to our book club meeting and answered everyone's questions about the book. She showed us her thick, marked up manuscripts and walked us through the writing and editing process. It was so interesting (and it should quiet any whining about editing drafts at school). Then, she read from her new book and gave everyone a free copy...and she signed them too.

Miles thoroughly enjoyed "Hatching Magic", so Ann's visit will be quite a memory for some time.

Here's Ann personalizing and signing the books.

The boys making dragons and dragon eggs out of fimo clay.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Baldwin Elementary - your source for breaking celebrity news

On our walk home, Miles informed me that Hannah Montana lip syncs. Not only that, it turns out that her granny is actually the one doing all the singing. Hannah is just the front.

Miles says this explains why Hannah's voice is so "croaky". This came straight from Lily in Miles class; she is apparently a very knowledgable source. Remember, you heard it here first.

April Fool's Dinner

April Fool's Dinner, when nothing is what it seems, is one of Miles' favorite traditions. Can you tell what we had for dessert last night? Answer here (roll your mouse over the image to see the notes).