Saturday morning dance party!
Superman and His Trusty Firefighters Sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (and then applaud themselves for their efforts)
Tessa just cannot catch a break. She has viral hives all over her body (including her sweet little face and ears); it’s most likely a remnant of the RSV. I seriously hate RSV so much. I am beginning to feel like we are the best patients our pediatrician’s walk in hours have ever seen. And you know the hives are bad when you walk up to the sign-in desk and three nurses simultaneously...
Note to My Dad
No dice. He was up (and very upset) from 12:15 a.m. until about 1:40 a.m. Nice effort by you, though. I appreciate your contribution to the marathon training.
Row, row, row your boat!
But Mommy, they’re DUCKS! Ducks can swim! Ducks LOVE to swim in the...– Gabe, looking at me with indignation, when I told him perhaps his Daffy Duck figurines should not go into the bath with him.
Fall down seven times, stand up eight.– Japanese Proverb
Gabe slept through the night last night. I attribute this not to sleep training or superior parenting skills, but to the fact that he was utterly and totally exhausted from being up from 12:15 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. on Saturday night. So clearly the answer is to make him as exhausted as possible on a daily basis. I’m thinking marathon training. The LA Marathon is in March and my friend who is...
There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies...– Washington Irving, 1820. Thinking of my beautiful, tough friends today.
I am tired, friends. TIRED. There is all kinds of tooth-related drama Chez Nous, and oh I am tired. Firstly, as previously reported, Tessa is attempting the ridiculous and ill-advised feat of cutting four teeth all at once. Her gums have looked pretty bad for a couple of weeks now, but I knew we had reached new levels of unpleasantness when she started making this sort of pitiful wailing noise...
We did not get the haircut. This is less a result of Matt winning the epic battle of wills than of us just being too lazy to drag ourselves to the childrens’ hair salon. That place is a zoo on the weekends. A ZOO. The good news is that school haircuts are on Tuesday so I will likely shell out the obscene amount of $17 to have Gabe’s hair trimmed so that it no longer hangs into his...
Prepare to have your minds blown, friends. This is a video of Gabe reading the book Owl Babies. I only wish you could watch the video with a copy of the book in your hands, because it is amazing. He knows every single word. For those of you not well-versed in Owl Babies vernacular, let me provide some background. The book tells the story of three baby owls, Sarah, Percy, and Bill, who wake...
One Year Stats
Height: 28 1/2 inches, 25th percentile Weight: 20 pounds, 5 ounces, 25th percentile Head: 17 and 3/4 centimeters, 45th percentile! What happened to the pinhead 5th percentile head measurement she’s had since birth? I think her brains must be getting really big. Or she’s getting really conceited. One or the other, for sure.
Gabe’s new favorite activity.