Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy daddy day

We joined the American Family with a TV! And a big one at that.


Happy daddy day, daddy - yer the bestest.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Preschool adventures



I have finished my first two weeks of preschool and I seem to have finally settled in a bit. I won't go for another three weeks (vacations and 2-week summer school blocks and whatnot), but then I'll be going 2 mornings a week. The preschool is within walking distance of the house, which is really nice. I don't like it when mom leaves me. And I really don't like it when I'm excited to be there and it seems like she snuck out on me. But I like my teachers and the other kids. Most importantly, they have trains, though I was playing with the dolls when mom picked me up the other day. No glitter-based art projects, yet, but someday soon!

Off we go!


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Monday, June 9, 2008

kick kick kick

The thing about not going outside for a few months is that it becomes really obvious that I can do all sorts of things better than I used to: climb stairs on my own, kick and throw, run like a two year old, not fall over every incline and crack in the sidewalk.

We get a balloon at farmer's market each week. I need more pink things in my life as I only ever get the pink ones.

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Also, the best thing I say is "upsidedown" which sounds like "up-pee-sigh-dow"

A big trip





We went on our first big trip as a whole family: we flew to a wedding and then Trouble came home while I took the kids to see my grandparents/aunt/mom for a few days. It was pretty exhausting to travel with two little kids and ended uncerimoniously where I literally had to tuck Turing under my arm like a football and carry him out of the airport as he was throwing a huge tantrum. Awesome!

But he really put off the tantrums until the end. While Trouble was with us, it was actually pretty easy to be away from home. I was surprised at how well the kids slept and dealt with all the changes, but it helps to always have one parent availible. It was harder when Trouble was gone.

All sorts of excitement happened on the trip, too: Huxley can pull up on things, Turing practiced his stair ascents and descents, Huxley can almost crawl on his knees, Turing can almost jump over cracks in the sidewalk.

The trip was full of exciting new things for Turing which he sort of understood and will remember for a while. He liked riding the airplanes despite having to sit in Huxley's carseat, for instance. But let's not do it again soon.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Photos from March from E