Monday, July 12, 2010

#28 Blue is Not Blue


#28 Today is the day that we knocked off #41 on our Summer List, paint with spray paint. We set up a table outside on the grass and went to town. I remembered why I don't like spray paint (stinky, chemical-y, yuck) and why I do (so much fun to make subtle layers, so many interesting effects). This piece is actually silver, navy and white, but it photographed a lovely sort of turquoise? Not complaining though.

We are beginning our 2nd full week of summer. The boys are slowly decompressing...getting more energetic, more engaged, more curious. They have made amazing strides in learning Game Maker in just one week! I wish their school teachers could see them...textbook in one hand, computer mouse in the other, determinedly focused for hours at a time, absorbing, creating, challenging themselves!

On Friday we had our first collaborative family dinner (we did this weekly last year during summer, but had to stop during the school year because the boys were too drained to be able to wrap their heads around all the sensory and organizational challenges that are cooking). E chose and prepared (with a "little" help) the main course (yummy, yummy pasta and meatballs below), and L the dessert (trifle with vanilla, raspberry and lemon, so good!). We also had grissini and eggless Ceasar salad.

Next week E gets to choose the dessert and wants to make a massive chocolate layer cake...yes, the slimming, which has hitherto been going well, is starting to get a bit challenging...

Other than that, planetarium trips, episodes of Dr. Who and many other equally and delightfully nerdy pursuits are filling our days. Nerd summer FTW!

PS As I mentioned in my previous post, The Harry Potter Alliance are now neck in neck for the top prize in the Chase Community Giving contest. If you are opposed to the Dark Arts and into seeing love triumph over evil IRL (specifically love in the form of humanitarian efforts, literacy and equal rights for LGBT) then pop on over and vote today!


  1. the boys are cooking some amazing stuff!! omg, E! YAHOO to summer! glad to hear about their fun learning adventures, and crossing art fun off the list. cool results! sounds like you guys are having a great start to the summer :)

  2. YUM!!

    I too have a love hate relationship with spray paint...but I can't forget how I love the results every time!

  3. I think it's wonderful how both your sons helped prepare the dinner. My son rolls his eyes when I ask him if he'd like to, and asks where I get the idea that he might.

  4. OMG, the games have begun! Sounds like you guys are having a great time. Everybody cooking is so unbelievably cool. And the intensity with Game Maker. I can just see it. And I love love love this blue painting. d


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