Thursday, February 28, 2008

See you at school

I loved this article by Sandra Tsing Loh about enrolling her children in an urban public school. We're about to enter similar territory in the fall. Our local elementary schools is a "magnet" school, the best of a rather dismal district. After the school tour and a PTA meeting at this little-engine-that-could, though, I became a believer.

Frozen bananas

This was Jasper's idea. Let's make frozen bananas! I suggested coating them in chocolate first. Here's how to make them.

Step 1: melt some chocolate chips and butter in the microwave.

Step 2: put peeled bananas on a posicle, chop, or other stick.

Step 3: spread chocolate on one side of banana. Turn, and coat other side of banana. Place bananas on parchment paper over a piece of cardboard.

Step 4: Freeze for at least an hour, then eat 1/4 and return to freezer where said banana remains to this day.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jasper's 15 seconds

Jasper has made his film debut in this video. Marisa, watch out -- there's another movie star in the family!

P.S. Step 8 is impossible for those of us who do not have live-in nannies. Also, we only use a stroller for long walks.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Four days of spring

We just returned from a short trip to Houston, Texas. We went there to help Jasper's great grandma celebrate her 90th birthday! After two days of rain (and tornado warnings) the sun came out and we enjoyed the gloriously warm, southern weather.

On the first rainy day we went to the Space Center (see next post). Monday we went to the lovely zoo, toured a pond in a paddle boat, and wandered the Japanese gardens at Herman Park. We're glad to be home again, but we certainly did love visiting Houston and hope to return soon.

Houston, we have contact