Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chris Miko, Ethan's excellent science teacher from last year, has been organizing kids to work on re-claiming marsh land at Ballona Wetlands near LAX. We spent an afternoon hacking down invasive plants like the Brazilian Pepper Plant. It seemed like a hopeless battle, but perhaps it will pay off in the long run. Some of the marsh is already reclaimed, but this chunk is a dry dumping ground for old concrete.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

090117 Ethan's Birthday Trip to Santa Monica Pier
Since Ethan's birthday fell on Thanksgiving, he didn't have a party then. So this weekend we took five of his close friends to Santa Monica pier. The weather was fantastic, and the boys had a great time -- without a computer or an iPod in the entire group. Amazing.