Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Will woke up sobbing last night because Han Solo "was frozen and rolling".

Monday, February 23, 2009

Octagon Crackers

"Mom, please can I have some octagon crackers? (to himself) Are they octogons or hexagons? Yeah, hexagons..."

-WDB, speaking of oyster crackers

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Weekend Happenings

The family went sledding this weekend and Will was SO brave! We didn't get to stay as long as he would have liked because Catie wasn't such a fan, but Will did get a couple of opportunities to go down by himself. Listen for Catie cheering him on in the background:

In Catie news- she's decided to call me "Mom" instead of "Mommy". When she does this I feel the urge to call her Cate. I did it a couple of times this weekend, and at one point she said, "I not Cate!"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Donut Heart

The kids are big fans of They Might Be Giants. BIG fans. They have a couple kids' CDs by the band, and Aunt Tina gave them a greatest hits compilation for Christmas. Will discovered this song- which at first he thought was called "Donut Heart". It's actually "Don't Let's Start".

I can't really think of a much better Saturday afternoon than dancing and singing to TMBG with the kids.

(In the interest of full disclosure- Dave and I really like TMBG too. I find myself singing and humming their kids' songs all day long! So catchy and clever they are. And it's not that annoying kids' music. It's good music with fun, smart kids' lyrics. I can't wait until their next album, "Here Comes Science", is released. Can you tell I'm a fan?)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!

Today is Catie's 2nd birthday!

We've had a good day so far- Catie enjoyed her birthday yogurt, we took Will to school, then we headed to see Dr. Uthe for her 2-year well child appointment. She did have a growth spurt, landing her in the 50th percentile for height (33.5 inches) and the 50th to 75th percentile for weight (27 pounds). While Dr. Uthe was not too shocked by her vocabulary and speech given who Catie's brother is, she was impressed considering Catie's just 2. Catie's been responding "Happy Birthday!" whenever anyone wishes her the same.

Unfortunately, we've had to postpone Catie's family birthday party that was planned for this weekend because a snow storm is supposed to be coming through and it doesn't make sense for my parents and sister to drive because it could be a doozy. Of course now that we've postponed, it won't be anything to write home about! It works out that everyone is free for next weekend, so we'll just do it then.

Some things our 2-year-old is doing and saying:
- recognizes almost all of her upper-case letters
- sings the ABC song pretty well
- loves to dance and sing along with They Might Be Giants
- freely spreads the love with words and kisses
- tells us regularly that she's cute
- LOVES to read
- is getting better at recognizing colors
- HATES having her picture taken

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Little Light Reading

This is Will's reading choice at the moment. He is particularly fond of the picture of the cancer of the nasopharynx.

Perhaps we have an oncologist on our hands?

Dancing Queen

A certain wee someone insisted I put a tutu on her this morning and then announced,

"I need to dance!"