February 24, 2007

Pandas (Hart)

I went to the zoo in Washington D.C. and saw giant pandas and a baby panda. The dad was playing and eating bamboo. They eat bamboo fourteen hours a day. The mom and the baby were sleeping. They will have another baby in the summer.

The zoo is practicing conservation by taking back the older panda to China, once the new baby is born.

February 22, 2007

Poster Boys (photos)

Jeff in Cove School's capital capaign brochure and on The Cove School website.

Right: That's Hart last summer at camp.

February 20, 2007

Highlights of Washington D.C. trip (photos)

Highlights of our trip to Washington:
* catching up with a number of old friends
* visiting Tai Shan, the panda cub
(Click here to see him on pandacam.)
* an amazing drive through many significant American history sites en route to Charlottesville, Virginia
* the gem and mineral collection at the Smithsonian Institutiton
* the Wright Brothers' first plane at the Air and Space Museum (Hart's fave) and molas at the National Museum of the American Indian
* gabbing until the wee hours with my brother

Hart at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Tien Tien at the National Zoo
Wish you were here! Russell Taylor in Charlottesville, Virginia
On the Mall with Uncle Arnie

New Lodger (photos)

Inky is staying with us this winter, while her parents "snowbird" in warmer climes.

February 12, 2007

Best actor in a tragedy

Both boys were getting fidgety in rush hour traffic, as we tried to get a few doctors' appointments in between 5 and 6 p.m. At the crossing of the CTA Yellow Line, Hart had had enough.

"OH, NO! Not the choo-choo!," he lamented.

February 10, 2007

Ms. J. (photo, art)

Boys' NIght: Andrew, Ms. J., Jeff

Ms. J. has car trouble. Jeff, February 2007