Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 117

04/30/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 116

04/29/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Today's photo of the day is sponsored by my guest photographer Jack.

Don't you love Dean's hair?

Dean had his first heartbreak today and he was nearly inconsolable. He told us (through his sobs) that Vicky doesn't want to play with him anymore. She only wants to play on the monkey bars. She will always want to play on the monkey bars and she will never want to play with him again.
Poor boy.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 115

I helped Jack with his school project tonight. The project illustrates that numbers are a big part of our lives. One of the questions he had to answer is "How tall are you in inches?"
So I measured him.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 114

Killer shrimp. So good.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 114

It was a really lovely morning. Cool and misty. I saw this guy riding on his horse in the meadow behind my building and I had to take a picture of it. So peaceful.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 113

The kids played hard today. They played against a very physical team and there were lots of tumbles along the way. The final result was a tie: 3-3. But if half the balls that they shot would have gone in the goal, it would have been a much higher score.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 112

Makes you want to yawn, doesn't it?

Day 111

I have been looking for a better lunchbox ever since the boys started elementary school. The ones made for little kids are never big enough. The ones made for adults aren't cute enough. And it's not just the lunchboxes. It's also the containers. I made a decision when they started school that I would try to send them with as little disposable containers as possible. The amount of trash that is generated at an elementary school in a day is obscene.
In fact, it has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school. - source
So I have bought countless containers of various sizes so I can avoid using plastic bags. I bought each of the boys a thermos so I could fill it with chocolate milk instead of sending juice boxes. Still, the lunchboxes were too small so I'd end up having to use some plastic baggies or else I couldn't fit all their food in their lunchboxes. I was on the verge of designing my own. I had drawn it up and was researching how to get it made. Then I found and I knew I had found my solution. The lunchboxes were the right size and the containers make it way easier to pack their lunches and it means less cleanup. My two new lunchboxes and 4 pack of containers arrived, appropriately enough, on Earth Day. The boys took their new lunchboxes to school on Friday. Getting their lunches ready on Friday was easy. Instead of making numerous trips to the container cabinet to grab the lids or pick another container, I just filled the trays, put the lids on and slipped them into their lunchboxes. There was still plenty of room leftover for their thermoses, pudding cup, ice block and an apple. As for cleanup - it couldn't have been easier. The boys just had to lift the lid and dump the leftovers into the trash. They fit in the top rack of the dishwasher. I'm pretty thrilled with purchase. I would definitely recommend this to anyone - and not just for the kids!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 110

04/22/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Dean was monkeying around tonight.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 109

04/21/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

That boy is good at games.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 108

04/20/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 107

04/19/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 106

Day 105

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 104

04/16/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

I didn't get the memo.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 103

04/15/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Look what I learned to do in photoshop - triptych!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 102

04/14/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 101

04/13/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Dean taught Tom how to play "Dreams Come True" on the piano. It was amazing. He's very patient.

Day 100

04/12/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 99

04/11/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Watching "In Search of the Castaways" before bedtime.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 98

04/10/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Graham is Tom's 2nd cousin and we recently discovered that he lives out here. He came by this afternoon to hang out and it was the first time he and Tom had met. No resemblance at all, right?

Day 97

04/09/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

James taking a picture of me taking a picture of him. Between the two of us, we probably shot 500 pictures over the 2 day Inspire Days event.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Day 96

04/08/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Inspire Days at WDAS.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Day 95

04/07/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Hanging out at Tanja's house.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Day 94

04/06/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Monday, April 05, 2010


Late night at the office.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Day 93

04/04/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Day 92

04/03/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

This is how they were when I got up this morning. I couldn't resist taking a shot of it.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Day 91

04/02/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.

This is just a sliver, a small cross-section of the devastation that is the boys' room. Under the bed? A tornado went through there dumping out bins of costumes, racetracks and hot wheels. The closet? A tsunami that left limp, unfilled pant legs spilling out of dresser drawers and shoes strewn across the floor. The desk wasn't spared, either. It's littered with debris and some kind of whirling dervish left it's mark in black magic marker on one of the drawers.

Someone's going to have a heck of a cleanup party tomorrow.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Day 89

04/01/10, originally uploaded by Twintales.