Monday, October 19, 2009

Learning to read

Audrey has been reading and writing like cray-cray (crazy). Find handwriting samples here: This is what she said to her little brother Clark, who woke up cranky and fussy from a nap:

"Aww, Clark. Are you sad because your name doesn't start with a blend? Your name does start with a blend!"

Take heart, little dude. Your name begins with a consonant blend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I read about this program that makes your photos look like Polaroids, but I just downloaded it and think that the results are pretty fun.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Boston Visit

Last Tuesday I flew in to have dinner with my cousin Amy, her (cute) boyfriend Ross, and her newlywed friends Sarah and Jesse. Sarah and Jesse did not realize initially what I do for a living and that part of my job benefits includes free flights, so they thought that I must be kind of a big deal to fly in for dinner and fly out the next morning. We had a great time at Billy Tse's Chinese restaurant in Boston's North End followed by a visit to Mike's Pastry, home of the most giant lobster tail (a New England cream horn basically). The filling is, from my web searches, 1/3 pastry cream, 1/3 ricotta (which I normally don't like), and 1/3 whipped cream. Soooooooooo good.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Birthday Girl

My niece Molly had her third birthday party last month at my parents' house and while I wasn't able to attend, her picture is so beautiful that I had to post this. Great job on the cake, Mom. Molly is an adorable little stinker who has inherited my elephant memory, her mother's childhood temper, and her dad's accent.