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Sunday, March 20, 2011

This Week

We had a fun-filled, action packed, whirlwind of a week. Here it is in pictures:
We spent Tuesday at the New England Aquarium

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with one of our favorite books, Tales from Old Ireland, and by cooking some Irish yummies. We made Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese and Irish Soda Bread. They were both quite delicious. You can find the Irish Soda Bread recipe at my friend Marissa's blog http://greenroommag.com/spoonful/?p=833

The kids worked on their science projects all morning on Friday and played outside all afternoon, enjoying some spring-like weather! We read some great books this week, and Dylan began listening to Number the Stars by Lois Lowry on CD. We are all drawn in to the story, including me. We listen to books on CD a lot in the car, and the girls requested Saint Saens's Carnival of the Animals to listen to this week. We have a great recording with the poems narrated by many wonderful actors, including James Earl Jones and Audrey Hepburn. Before I knew it the weekend was upon us, as well as a big hockey tournament in Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday for D! I don't have any pics, unfortunately, because I was in Boston with J at the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival. It was awesome! She had a great time playing her violin with lots of other kids from Massachusetts.
We also heard a concert by local folk musician and Suzuki violin teacher Susan Reed. She is amazing. You can check her out at http://susanreed.com/

Here and there we did some math and language arts, but by and large spent the week very much involved with some of the kids' favorite things - science, cooking, sports, and music. What a great way to spend the week.


  1. How sweet! And the Irish Soda Bread looks like it came out great! My Nanny would be proud :)

  2. It was delicious! only lasted a few minutes in this house....gone too soon so we'll have to make more :)

  3. looks like you had a great week!
    Love the new look on your blog.
    G -