A Very Pleasant Week – and a Birthday!

Things slowed waaaay down for us this past week. Most of the kids’ activities were on hold. School paused, and, with the holidays confining themselves to the weekends, we had a nice stretch of days where all we did was sit around the house. For…

The New Microsoft “Fetch” App

Cold temperatures keeping you indoors? Looking for something fun to do at home? Do what we did this evening and test drive Microsoft’s new “Fetch” App. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s pretty darn entertaining. So, here’s how it works. You take a photo of…

Pepper’s Wandering Jew

Last summer, when Pepper and I were deep into tag sale-ing, we came across a sale where a woman was offering plants alongside her no-longer-needed household items. Intrigued, Pepper dropped three dollars for an interesting specimen with sparkly leaves. We had no idea what it was, but it was pretty….

Fun with Translation

A friend of ours recently returned from Tokyo, bringing us gifts of chopsticks and a fun little art book filled with beautiful reproductions. Everything about the book is intriguing – from the way it reads right to left to the text, which looks as much like art to me as…

Color Theory

The other evening Ginger decided to “invent” a new color. “Do you think I can do it, Mommy?” She asked me. And, because I wasn’t really thinking (and because I’ve been reading enough science lately to be dangerous, but not enough to really know…