Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dad goes to Bangalore, India

I have not blogged very much about what my husband does for work. I thought it was about time I included something about that!

He works as a gaming / platform evangelist  for Adobe. He travels monthly for meetings and conferences, between his work at home. Every once in a while, he will travel internationally.

He flew to Bangalore, India in the end of July 2011 for a tech conference for work. Here are some highlights from photos he sent our way. We missed him a lot but enjoyed talking to him over Skype.

The hotel he stayed at...

Nothin' like Indian food in India! Mmmm....
......that would have been worth the trip!

McD's 'the menu'...
....that 'happy price' menu looks pretty tempting...(grin)

A short video of a taxi drive through the city...

After 10 days, he was happy to be home again, safe and sound, and I was glad to have my husband and the kids their daddy back! The kids were also excited to see the kinds of candy bars he brought home :-) What an adventure for him--he enjoyed his work there and his ventures sight seeing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Few Things Lately...

Making a circle of trains. Our little lady is getting to be so big!
{Thanks to a special someone who sent these our way :-) }


I'll be nursing a little one again in just four weeks or so.
Isn't this burp cloth cute? {Do you call these things by another name?}


Mmmm...lemon cake with lemon buttercream frosting. I had a ton of fun baking one day when my cute hubby was out of town for work meetings.

It's a birthday cake for our new baby (well, for us to celebrate his or her birth).

It's sitting, well-wrapped, in the freezer, waiting to be thawed when the baby is born. It's a fun thing I did before our third son was born, too. His cake was chocolate-chocolate. And the big brothers stuck Star Wars character toys all over it and then got to keep them to play with!

Cake makes good memories great :-)


Blanket forts, made by Daddy {extra special}


Watching favorite shows on the iPad


After playing quite a bit of the game and watching a few "Minecraft in real life" videos on YouTube, the boys set out to build a Minecraft bench in real life using landscaping bricks.

Here they are, pleased with their hard work, taking a break mid-project.


My oldest took this photo with the phone. He was so happy! I think they did great, don't you?


Happy March to you and yours :-)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bring on the Education Revolution

I enjoy watching TED talks and this one is witty, thought-provoking and beautiful. And REAL. It's not just a pretty speech. What he talks about IS going on in thousands of homes and a handful of schools and communities. That is, people are finding ways to make for themselves and their families the kind of learning environments that make them come alive.

In our family, we are revolutionizing the way we learn by choosing individualized learning at home/in our community that a school cannot provide. I heartily agree with Ken when he points out that learning, and living, are organic and not linear processes. If you don't know what that means, you'll just have to view the video to find out!