Sunday, March 15, 2015

Weekly Digest, March 15, 2015

On Tuesday Maxine made a tuxedo cake for our neighbor Amy's Birthday.  It was perfect.

Ellie on March 9th - hair finally long enough to be put up!

March 12 - our radishes are starting to sprout.

Last night to celebrate "Pi Day" we went to the Dolman's for a pie party.  Maxine made a "salted honey pie" which has been making the rounds on a lot of food blogs lately.  It was really strong but really good (if you scraped a little of the salt off the top).

In the Dolman's backyard there is a very steep grassy hill and there are lots of sleds.  All the kids at the party spent most of the time sledding down the hill on bare grass.  That's right, the hill is so steep you can sled down on the grass.  Sammy couldn't go to sleep last night without first drawing this:

Today we took a nice Sunday nature hike up to "Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir".  The website said it's an easy hike and suitable for children.  Turns out it was an extremely difficult hike for children.  It was only a half mile but going up took around 45 minutes and coming down took about a half hour.  I ended up having to carry Elinor almost the entire way down and for much of the way up.  There were a couple of flat stretches like this one so we took the opportunity to grab a picture.  Maxine being 5 months pregnant handled it like a champ and was able to help Sammy on the way down.

But it was very much worth the effort.  The reservoir was lovely and the kids had fun throwing rocks in the water and feeding the ducks and geese.

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