Sunday, July 31, 2011

help our towels are digesting us

Here is another thing that is new with Ollie: he wakes up between 9 and 11 every other night to poop. The other nights he's just grumpy.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

what's up, internet?

I am now 5+ weeks in and I have yet to be the direct cause of anyone's demise! A rousing success!

The main thing I have learned: Aaron has been holding out on me lo these many years. I walk in from work and having successfully gotten the children to and from daycare he's got them scrubbed* and flowers on the table** and is serving a little something he whipped up from the pantry* wearing his oven mitts and apron.** Which reminds me, I never told you about how on his trip in May he was openly mocked by his fellow plane passengers for drinking diet coke. Hm, I started out trying to say something nice back there at the beginning of the paragraph, didn't I? Who can remember at this point?

**not true

Ollie. Has learned NO. He had it in him all along, but now he can SAY it. This is looking to be a more discipline-heavy toddlerhood than that of other children we have spawned.

He does have an appreciation of nuance though. If your question does not provoke an unequivocal NO he is the first to admit his ignorance, in a gesture passed down from generation to geeky generation.

Here he is at the air show ("par broil your children with a hint of jet fuel") prior to the tragic moment when our path diverged with that of the yellow line. He's got a touch of the family OCD, that one.

Dylan learned that I was holding out on her and have the capability and equipment to make hair straight.
While I do not personally think young children require all that much grooming, my personal young child REALLY wants to be groomed.

It is weird to have dropped off the face of the internet to this extent. I'll be around more this month since I have a lighter schedule and a backlog of pictures.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


note cookie monster shirt

proud mentor. qualifications include four years of intercepting 50% of all dough before it hits the cookie sheet.
they seem sweet, but they'll turn on you the minute you cut off their sugar supply.

Monday, July 04, 2011

a minute in the life

Saturday, July 02, 2011

day off

A fire truck passed by the house and suddenly Ollie popped up wearing that hat.

15 miles. We biked 15 miles with the childrens. There was ice cream involved.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Birthday: t+1

Thanks for all the birthday stuff and whatnot yesterday from many of you (for the rest, i got paranoid and took my birthday off facebook so no public announcement, unlike the THIRTY DAY countdown from last year). I have to say though, you were all outdone by the car dealer where we bought the minivan. E-mails, cards, phone calls. I think they may be stringing banners in the other room right now. Sorry guys, it was YESTERDAY.


Intern year tally: one week down, all the other weeks to go. No patients were harmed in the posting of this entry.