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Monthly Archives: August 2006
the bug house of hope Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Inspired by “Free Willy”, Moomin has determined to befriend and train a nest of ants. Sugar is all over the patio in patterns that lead to the trap, and then … finish reading The bug house of hope
After a low point of a certain kid being made to write “I will not hit people” and “I will not be mean” several times on some notebook paper while sniffling and muttering about Unfair, Bossy Moms, I figured the … finish reading What not to do in an orca movie
getting to sit in a fire truck Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Sometimes your mom chats up really cute fireman on the street at random and even though it’s 95 degrees out and you would like to go lie in … finish reading Getting to sit in a fire truck
Drop DOPA! Originally uploaded by libraryman. Hey my fellow mommybloggers. We need to fight DOPA. I should have been saying this long before, but it’s panic time. This bill would ban most of the interesting parts of the Internet in … finish reading Drop DOPA!
barcamp stanford Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Moomin, bored, at BarCamp Stanford, really didn’t care about social networks, attention streams, user generated content, influence brokers, Drupal, online community building, or any of that stuff. He played listlessly with his Transformer … finish reading When your mom takes you to a conference
Just got off the phone with SuperT. “Soooo, maybe a sleepover?” “Great! Yes!” *pause* “My house or your house?” *pause* “My house.” “Woo, cool! Thanks! I was just thinking how it would be nice to have a Saturday morning…” “Haha, … finish reading The truth about sleepovers
pacman cookies Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. What about space invaders cookie cutters? Wouldn’t that be great? These Pac Man cookies are hand shaped, but they would make some prettty rad cookie cutters too. Quick! To the Badger-factory where all … finish reading A half-baked invention and some poetry
devil ducks at cafe Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Ill temper seized me today as the after-school pickup gossip was full out outrage about some mysterious Policy or state law. The school will no longer pass out snacks (which the … finish reading The evil of the snack, and meltaway moms
second grade! a loose tooth! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Second grade! I forced Moomin into jeans rather than the same ratty sweatpants he’s been wearing since he was three. You don’t want to *advertise* the fact that your clothes … finish reading First day of school
Bookstock – with the Sippy Cups and the Fourth Grade Dads Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. The Sippy Cups and the Fourth Grade Dads are playing tomorrow, 1-4, at the little park outside the Redwood City Main Library! I love … finish reading Bookstock!
The Great Hair-Dyeing of August 2006 Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Five kids, me, peroxide, and an assortment of “Punky Color”. We went wild. There’s tin foil in little shreds all over. Pink, red, purple, and blue splatters in the … finish reading Atomic turquoise chaos at the silly hair club
chess on market street Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I love to hear my kid say this one word: “Checkmate.” Related posts:Mirror writingHow to talk to a kid
minnie: now with more chickens! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. While I’m talking about chickens on my block, here is a short tribute to my fabulous housemate and fellow “alternative” mom, The Pilot. She’s into fashion design, and she sewed … finish reading Our little "Color Purple" co-housing fantasy life
the chicken on my block Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Moomin didn’t believe me when I told him I saw a chicken in the street. “A real chicken? A real, real, one?” “Yes! I swear!” We parked the car and … finish reading The chicken on my block
I spent the morning with bagels, cheese knives, coffee, and intense gossip with Grace, Mary, Jill, Pam, and Beth at Jill’s house. We tease Jill about her martha-stewarty mad hosting skillz. Pam knows the tricks of buying cheese knives post-holiday. … finish reading In the kitchen with some blogging moms
A dorky video of me rambling in response to Daniel McVlog and his mcvloglificationishness. I had no idea who this dude was, but someone yanked me over there to “be interviewed”. So hey, sure, why not. Later I absorbed that … finish reading Huh, weird, is that me?
at the courthouse Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. The Redwood City map at the courthouse city center has a fake Monopoly map. That rocks! “Go To Jail” is in the lower left-hand corner. The color codes stand for different buildings, … finish reading Go Directly to Jail, Do Pass Go
first loose tooth! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Dude! I just took you to the Japanese Gardens and a huge playground and an itty bitty train ride and the escalator at the fancy grocery store, and then the swimming pool … finish reading "Mom! I’m bored!"
egg journey Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Glurge, or syrupy-dumb forwarded email, annoys me. Yesterday I got hate glurge from someone on my local mothers’ club mailing list. It pretends to be a call to action to save California public … finish reading Misinformation campaign
me at the beach Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I’m afraid it was obviously my underwear. At the beach in California when you packed for fog and it ends up 90 degrees, you just take off your pants. The beach … finish reading Underwear or bikini, no one can tell