Sunday, December 30, 2012
I love the fact that my 12-year-old son said that if someone came to rob our house, they would probably change their mind after seeing our Christmassy "Welcome Friends and Family Sign" that is hanging on the front door. :)
Such a windy morning! I hear that sign banging against the door as I write.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Saturday, August 02, 2008
A few weekends ago Pshko's high school friend and his family came to visit. This brought out Pshko's youthful vigor, as you can see below:
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Here is a baby pumpkin from our garden! I don't know if they're already supposed to be farther along than this, because our sunflowers certainly don't look like the ones I see blooming everywhere, but it's one of the high points of my day to go out and see how much these babies have grown. In my novice gardening, I planted a teeny bed, which the pumpkins and cucumbers outgrew long ago, tendriling all over each other and the grass surrounding them.
We have very nice neighbors who don't seem to mind that our backyard is a meadow, currently with a maze of paths mowed into it, which the kids love to run around in. We recently set up the framework for a little teepee, and planted nasturtium at the base of the bamboo sticks, in the hopes of growing a little flowery (edible) hideaway. We shall see!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Then yesterday, I started singing Summertime at bedtime (you know, and the living is easy...), decided the kids should hear Janice sing it, discovered it was a lullaby (I had no idea, but it makes sense, as long as she is not singing it) from Porgy and Bess and that its writing by Gershwin was inspired by a Ukrainian lullaby. I have no idea if this is the same lullaby, but we then found this Ukrainian lullaby, with a video, that is decidedly not Summertimey, snowy rather, but very soothing and pretty: