I miss you, babies!!!! I love you so much!– Me, missing you terribly even though we haven’t actually left yet and you’re off having fun with the grandparents.
Probably no posts for about a week, as Matt and I are (gasp!) going on vacation! Without the children! Like, just adults! Sleeping in and sightseeing and probably quite a bit of alcohol consumption! (OK, I really can’t talk about this too much or I am going to start weeping, which will not help anything. I ache for the kids already, I miss them so much. And we haven’t even left...
A little music for your Thursday! Here are the babies jamming on “stage”. Our girl is far more interested in trying to hide her pick inside the guitar than actually play it. She’s contrarian.
Gabe is getting pretty serious with that hands-on-hips move.
Happy 30th Birthday, Uncle Ross!!! We love you so very much.
Still more pirate fun! You’re going to need to turn your audio up for this one so you can hear the TV show running in the background. Tessa’s new favorite show is Jake and the Neverland Pirates. At the beginning of every episode, Jake asks if you want to be part of his pirate crew. Without fail, Tessa nods enthusiastically. Then Jake asks you to say the pirate password, which...
“Oh ho! Me!” As promised, here’s a video of Miss Tess singing “Yo Ho Yo Ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me!”
I changed the URL.
It’s now www.gandtblog.tumblr.com. Since poor Phoebe never even gets mentioned in this blog, I decided it was silly to have her in the title. Although to give her her due, she is an excellent cat, and was my Companion Cat all through law school. Very soothing during the serious studying. Here’s a picture of Phoebe in which her silver fur and raccoon tail are clearly displayed: ...
I have so much weekend media for you today, friends! I hardly know where to begin! Oh, but first, it has come to my attention that the G&T blog has a few new followers, and these followers are not, strictly speaking, family members. I am simultaneously thrilled/stressed over this. I am deeply flattered that people are reading the blog who do not have some sort of familial and/or social...
Remember how we all had colds?
Well this is fun! It turns out Matt and I both have strep throat! This means I am 3/4 of the way to my goal of having my entire family on antibiotics at once! Quick, distract yourselves with this picture of a cute baby:
Bye, fishEEEES!– Tess, waiving goodbye to the fish tank at school yesterday
They Say You Should Learn Something New Every Day
Today we learned that Tess is allergic to penicillin. AWESOME. She’s been a cranky-pants for a couple of days now, and this morning she broke out in a fairly brutal-looking rash across her face and body. I called her doctor to see if the rash might be a side-effect of the antibiotic for her ear infection, and much to my surprise the office told me I needed to bring her in right away, like...
This is admittedly a pretty poor-quality video, yet I could not resist. (Plus, I have to post something to appease the myriad grandparents, right?) Here’s Gabe, the Dodger/Superhero/Pirate, singing the theme song from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I am particularly troubled by the placement of the elastic holding on the eyepatch. The way it’s sitting over his left eyelid makes...
We all have colds.
Tessa would like you to know that she is tired of having a cold, and she hopes to feel better shortly. Poor lamb. (Although the silver lining is that Mommy turns into a total pushover when the babies have colds and allow them to sleep bed with her, using the justification that “It’s better for her to sleep on my pillow so she’s slightly elevated and can breathe more...
Height: 37.5 inches (50th percentile - this is a huge jump from last year) Weight: 27.5 pounds (9th percentile) Head Circumference: Apparently they don’t measure this any more. They took his blood pressure though. It was 88/42, which is “normal for a three year old.” Doctor’s assessment: “Precocious; his speech is impressive.” Suggestion: “Feed him...
And just to prove I didn't forget about that other...
…you should all know that she continues to be a total genius. She’s obsessed with one of the little boys in her class named Eli. She calls him “EEE-YI!” Last night on our way home I asked Gabe and Tess which friends they played with. After Gabe rattled off his list, I asked, “Tessa, did you play with Eli”? She responded enthusiastically, “EEE-YI! ...
Up, Mommy!– Tessa, speaking her first-ever two-word phrase last night. GENIUS BABY.
You know what apparently doesn't exist anymore?
Those frosting-covered, monstrously sugary, usually grocery-store purchased cupcakes with the little plastic licensed character figures on top. I think I had these no less than fifty times as a child, at basically every birthday party I ever attended. Hello Kitty, He-Man, My Little Pony…they all had their own cupcake toppers during my youth. Why am I bringing this up? Why would I need...