Archive | July, 2014

Oatmeal Scones with Currants

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups rolled oats 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2- 2/3 cup dried currants 1 stick of butter 1 egg, well beaten 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbs maple syrup 1/2 cup milk Directions […]

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Learning away from Home: family vacation to Virginia

Last week we went on a fairly last-minute family trip to visit Dom’s mother and sister in Virginia. It was a lightning visit. We left here early Monday morning and got to Fredricksburg at dinner time. We got home late Friday night and I’m still recovering. The trip was fun, awesome, exhausting. Monday was a […]

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Museum of Fine Arts: Quilts and Color, Magna Carta, Roman Art

So today we took a field trip to the MFA. There were two special exhibitions we especially wanted to see: the Quilts and Color exhibit and the Magna Carta. Also we wanted to see the Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance galleries to catch up with our history studies. An ambitious program and I figured we wouldn’t […]

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Ben’s Birthday

Today my Ben celebrated his fifth birthday. What a joyful day it was. He opened his presents right after breakfast so that he’d have the whole day to enjoy them. (Of course this pretty much shot the heck out of our school day, so I declared a holiday.) From us Ben got Richard Scarry’s A […]

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