Wednesday, August 29, 2007

On "Take a Stand Day," as part of the Iraq Campaign, we attended a candlelight vigil for peace. Aleks helped make signs:
which went on the Peace Wagon:"The Bard of Coventry" (Jon's title) performed his song, "Hypocrisy," to much applause. I bought a CD to support local hip hop.It was at Coventry Peace Park:The kids abandoned the Peace Wagon in favor of the playground.
Lastly, a bubble lady made giant bubbles in the setting sun.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What to do? What to do?


Monday, August 27, 2007

A tale of caution about falling asleep while eating sourdough with almond butter:

Thursday, August 23, 2007

We went to the lake for a dinner picnic. Jon found burrs and taught all the kids to stick them on each other's clothing purposely. We all ganged up on Jon:

It was so humid, the city was covered in fog:

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Aleks passed out building his new Lego Batman car after all the 5th birthday festivities.

Friday, August 17, 2007

We found a Praying Mantis on the window at Grandma Cat's house and kept it in Lilly's hermit crab box for 2 days. We were able to catch loads of Japanese Beetles to feed it as they kept hanging out lazily on the basil plants. We also tried a cricket, a spider, a moth, and Grandpa Jim and Aleks found an Assassin bug that they put in the box. We finally got to see it actually eat when it caught the Assassin bug, but Grandma Cat scolded us for feeding it such a beneficial insect (Assassin bugs, she learned online, eat other pests).

Here's mommy examining the mantis: