Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I majored in biology with a minor in chemistry. Hubster double majored in mathematics and physics. We are both in health care related fields. Our favorite game to play together is Trivial Pursuit.  We have more textbooks in our house than we do movies.

We're nerds.

And not only are we completely okay with that, we are raising our children to be nerds.

Hubster and the boys spend an entire evening constructing a home made battery.

Our idea of a fun weekend activity is creating a baking soda volcano.

Our favorite outings involve museums.

We bought the boys Venus fly traps instead of candy for Valentine's Day. We regularly catch flies and feed them to the plants and talk about photosynthesis and how this is different.

Family movie night is actually usually family Discovery Channel show night.

We read as a family all the time, and not just fiction. We read books about animals, lightening, and space.

Between the conversations about cloud shapes and weather, the differences between butterflies and moths, the fact that there really are imaginary numbers, we are doing a pretty good job of raising our own little nerds.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Super Hero

If a boy can't walk around the city in big yellow boots and super hero cape when he is 5, when can he do it?

Sometimes, I think 5 is the very best age.   No self-consciousness, no anxiety.  Just being exactly who you are.

Which today, was a super hero.