Sunday, 12 April 2009
The dinosauers were cool:
Here she is trying trying to work out what the 'mystery' skin is under the microscope
And here she is recording the meticulous calculations of her findings (seriously! and by meticulous, I mean asking me to spell out words like bumpy, brown, scaly and smooth so she could write it ALL down whilst Tony sighed heavily in the corner)
And here she is arguing for 10 minutes with the lab volunteer that indeed, it is most definitely not a crocodile at all but an alligator. As you can see, the lab volunteer actually resorted to pulling out an encyclopedia to prove to my 4 1/2 year old know-it-all that it really, really, ever so truly was a crocodile after all!
I think they agreed to meet in the middle.
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
Brandon and James putting together James's tabletop air hockey game. Perfect for a tiny dorm room at Uni!
Try it without looking at the answers.
Please don't look down until you do it, you'll enjoy it, I promise.
GET A CALCULATOR, IF NEEDED, (YOUR COMPUTER HAS ONE ON IT)
1) Pick your favorite number between 1-9
2) Multiply by 3 then
3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3
4) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number€¦.
5) Add the digits together
Now Scroll down ..............
Now with that number see who your ROLE MODEL is from the list below:
2. Nelson Mandela
3. Abraham Lincoln
4. Helen Keller
5. Bill Gates
7. George Clooney
8. Thomas Edison
10. Ronald Reagan
I know....I just have that effect on people..one day, you, too, can be like me.... :-) Believe it!
P.S.: Stop picking different numbers. I am your idol, just deal with it!!!!
At the beginning of December, Tony and I were filled with Christmas spirit. We had a ball decorating the house, doing some shopping, planning Christmas dinner (he's incredibly un-English, for the record, as he would not even consider goose and figgy pudding). Then, on the 7th of December:
If you don't know, Tony is an avid cyclist (you can read his blog entitled So Tyred if you have insomnia) and like most of them, will cycle in any weather. He slid on black ice, came off his bike, hobbled home with one arm and is now inordinately proud of his cycling injuries and his war story. At the emergency room - and by the way, did you know that Sunday mornings are the busiest time of week for English emergency rooms? Seriously. Football injuries, drunkards from the night before, kids playing unattended whilst parents have a lie in, all recipes for disaster - at the emergency room, Tony was more worried about getting home to check on his bike than he was about himself (which is portentous and unprecendented when it comes to Tony and injury or illness).
So there went a little of our Christmas cheer. And to make matters worse, I came down with a serious case of bronchitis, Seri ended up with a viral infection and Tony contracted bubonic plague. Awww, I'm being mean. He really was ill but I was disinclined to offer much sympathy when I was still nursing Seri feeling the way I did. This lasted right up until the week of Christmas. Have a look at Seri's hair because she was feeling too poorly to put up with grooming and I was feeling to poorly to make her.
Took us 45 minutes and nearly a whole bottle of detangler to get through that.
But at the end of the day, we had a fantastic Christmas. James was home from University and Vicki and her boyfriend Mo joined us, too. It was fantastic to have a full house. And what's even better? They watched 'It's A Wonderful Life' with me and they seemed to enjoy it! I just wish Nate had been there and it would have been perfect.
So here are the measly few photos that were taken.
Seraphina feigning sleep. The one day I really need her to pose and she does not cooperate. Any other time, trying to capture her in a natural state is like trying to get a photo of the elusive blue footed pintail. Anyhoo, that's her new digital camera and around her neck is her first diamond necklace. I couldn't resist! Every girl needs fine jewelry.
Seraphina and the beginning of her Sylvanian Families collection. What have I started? They are gorgeous, though. Wendi reckons she saw one in Japan that is a Japanese-styled house! How cool is that? I sense that birthday shopping will be a breeze from now on!
Well, for some reason, I am not being allowed to upload any more photos. I'll try starting another post but if not, stay tuned.