Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I overheard the kids' deep voices the other day as they scaled the staircase:
"The climbers are now 7 million 200 feet up the mountain. Oxygen is running out and they are entering the Death Zone..."
And then one of them collapsed and the others had to resuscitate her.
Oh, we are so proud.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Here are some other numbers:
L., weight: 45 lbs., 46 in.
A., weight: 41 lbs. , 43 in.
BR, weight: 27lbs., 36 in.
Can you pick out the runt of the litter?
Poor BR, he is only in the 15th percentile for weight, compared to A. who is in the 95th! You'd never guess they are only 13 months apart just by looking at them (7 months closer than his sisters to each other).
But it is his wise demeanor that really tips you off, if you just look closely...
Thursday, May 20, 2010
we enjoyed every single minute.
especially when she taught us how to play "hideous corpse."
(where each person draws a portion of an animal and then folds the paper so the others can't see what they've done and then hand it over to the next person who must draw another part, and so on.)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
First of all, I should say that I made a mistake in my calculations: it is actually more like 13 days on out of every 28 (as opposed to 21 days on of every 28).
Since it is shiftwork, it is hard to really translate this into "normal" terms. Basically, it is about a 50 hour work week (as compared to 75 to 80 now) for six months of paid work. The six months in India is unpaid. So, yeah, we think that's a pretty good deal!
But once the India thing is over (and all the student loans are taken care of), there will be no reason to work more than 8 shifts a month. Right, Jer? Right?
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Me (figuring this was some kind of silly game she wanted to play): "Sure. And we see with our nose, and smell with our ears and..."
L.(looks a little confused): "Well, Mrs. G. says that during storytime we are supposed to hear with our ears, AND our eyes, AND our minds."
Me: "Oh. Right. Yeah."
Then she leaned over and opened her eyes real wide at me: "I can FEEL my eyes listening..."
BR packed up this little basket with some favorite toys for our "field trip." (we were headed to the store.)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Second: Daddy got his schedule for this summer. He will be working 15 shifts per month. That is exactly 6 shifts fewer than he works now!! We are so happy we can hardly stand it.
It makes us feel like this and a little like this and definitely like this.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The card from A. I mean, the zombies:
BR's "zombie" card creation:
L. wanted to mimic the zombie's style as closely as possible so she intentionally mis-spelled the message of this card:
No, Daddy was not lucky enough to enjoy a "brain cake" this year, but he did enjoy this lemon poppyseed one with his kiddos (and no zombies):