Last week we captured everyone’s fingerprints. This week we tried to lift them off common surfaces. Maya is using sandpaper to make a fine graphite powder from a pencil. Kyle is dusting the salt shaker for prints.
Family night featured a bike ride around the neighborhood (Nico used his scooter), a friendship circle, a failed attempt at lifting fingerprints, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Kyle won his soccer game and Carl tied his. The basement is nearing completion with the painting completed this weekend.
This morning I am the subject, courtesy of this photo taken by Maya. No surprise, I have a camera in hand. Last night I returned to duty on the soccer field (makeup game against Wellesley). The hamstring felt good and I was able to run at full tilt. A dissappointing result with a 1-1 tie but not too bad considering we remain undefeated after six games.
Jeanine has taken the digital leap. She has abandoned her 48 pound paper Day Runner in favor of computer based PIM (personal information manager). Now she is after me to pick up a PDA (personal digital assistant) so she can download and go. With one glance, she now informs me that she is not getting enough exercise (the bars on her weekly calendar view for exercise time are not big enough).
Last night was family night and Carl did family fingerprints. We captured all five fingers of each family members right hand and compared them to each other. It was totally fascinating. Each child has one or two fingers that closely match Carl, one or two that match Jeanine, and one or two that are totally unique.
This group of deer have established their sleeping quarters in our backyard field causing a fair amount of family controversy. Nicolai would like to refine his archery skills by using them for targets. Jeanine supports this notion because they are eating the heads off all of her flowers. Maya simply wants to play with them. Normally they lay down in the tall grass with just their heads showing. Here they are standing to better observe Maya as she approaches.