Wednesday, May 28, 2008


lettuce, cucumber, tomato and onions on a lightly toasted flatbread
topped with cold yogurt and garnished with dill
almost every weekday
since May 12
i just can't get enough

Thursday, May 22, 2008

more than a puddle

After two days of heavy rain, our backyard is now a pond.
In one afternoon we've had countless paperboat and flip flop races, spider rescues and dragonfly chases. We stayed out there until we started to get this really crazy itch.

Next time it floods I think I'll surprise them with a rowboat.

And just one more photo because Maku wanted to show everyone he was wearing his heartburn shirt.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

for the love of rice

Stopped by the store to get brown rice and fell in love with this bag. Looking forward to making bowls and bowls of yummy biryani. And just because I like the bag so much Maku wants to give it some love too.

We just had the driveway powerwashed, here it is dirty. ;)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

back so soon

The plan this weekend was for Dave and the children to go primitive camping and for me to have a night and two days to completely spoil myself.
An hour after we hugged and kissed good-bye, Dave called to say that the park currently has a no-campfire rule due to the extremely dry weather we've been having.
Well, camping is not truly camping without collecting firewood and burning marshmallows, after a quick walk through the wilderness they headed home.
They are back now and so are their loveys. I think these guys were the most excited to spend a night in the woods.
From left: one of Maku's many loveys - Bear Uncle, you've met Snow's lovey - Sunday, and Dave's - General Prince.
I have one too, maybe you'll get to meet her one of these days. :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

just ants

thirsty ant

strong ant


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

frogs and blogs

...and what have the girls been up to?

Snow's hair is now very short - and she loves it! After three years of contemplating she finally did it!

She was a tree frog in her school's Earth Day show.

Jin is once again updating her blog with all the neat things she's been making. She talks about laundry and her dollhouse (she even made a tiny roll of toilet paper!)

Snow is now the proud owner of my old digital camera and is asking to have her own blog. Hmm... I don't know.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

an interview with speedfour

I am Speedfour. I fight guys with three heads. Speedfour is the best hero ever. Water, lava, sunburn - my special powers. I jump onto a lot of buildings.

I want to talk about my rope. I have one on my shoulder that swings me to other buildings. I cannot fly yet. You have to practice a lot to fly.
Eat a lot of fruits so you can become a superhero. I want to carry a whole house that means I have to eat a lot of vegetables. Don't drink a lot of coffee. Coffee is bad for you. When I don't want to be strong I just eat a lot of popcorn. And I want to ask, how much popcorn do you eat? Aha...

When Speedfour is peeing the monsters lose their badness. When Speedfour is sleeping the bad guys fall asleep.
I fight fast and spin around. I love saving people. I try not to fall. When I'm tired, I take a nap or I fight in slow motion.

I AM SPEEDFOUR....tan-ta-nan....and I want to say...FIGHT TO SAVE!

Speedfour is four years old and is the fourth member of a family of four. He lives in a world called Desire 6. His archenemy is the giant Vovo. When he is not busy saving lives, he is simply known as Citizen .

Monday, May 5, 2008

splash and shoot

Remember when I said I wouldn't bring my camera to the waterpark?

Well, I went everywhere with it.

Even back here - that is Snow sliding down.
We signed up for a summer membership. I'll try my best not to share too many splash photos.