We had great time celebrating Holden's second birthday with family and friends. He was very appreciative of all of his gifts. He unwrapped each thing and carefully inspected it, wanting to play with/ read/ look at it for a while before moving on to the next. It took three days to get through them all, and I can honestly say that if you sent him a gift, he has enjoyed it.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Did you miss us? It may not be surprising to hear that it has been a busy two months. Now we are gearing up for Holden's birthday celebration this weekend. I am also on summer "vacation," which will predictably entail me adding way too much to my to-do list, including teaching an on-line course for the first time. The summer break started off with a bang, as Holden had a double ear infection, Noella has battled a stomach bug on and off for two weeks, and Mariel has another case of lice. We thank our lucky stars for a working washing machine several times a day here.
Updates in a few photos:
Updates in a few photos:
Mariel's (rescheduled) Birthday Party
A few perks of the "rain date"- we got to celebrate with Grampy and Babci and the Irish themed party got to take place on St. Patrick's Day!
Mariel's gift from Babci and Grampy: Disney on Ice!
And we helped host a baby shower for a friend. The girls (and their dolls) did not do much with the planning or food prep, but they still came early to help out.
I got to share in the dessert table creation and frosted many dozen baby face cupcakes.
Posted by Anne at 4:03 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013
Poor Mariel spent Sunday, her birthday, sick in bed with a fever. We had to cancel her party and she also could not go to her big celebration. Sunday was a fundraising event for a non-profit that I work with, complete with an Irish Band. Mariel was pretty sure that the band was really there for her birthday, so it was quite devastating when she could not go. I took Noella as my replacement helper. A few lessons learned: it is much easier to sell raffle tickets when you have a sweet 4 year old charming people; Noella can hang out independently at a bar with suprising (maybe alarming?) ease; and Noella has not yet outgrown her wild dancing phase. She was quite entertaining for all involved.
Posted by Anne at 8:18 AM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
We were all home on Monday for the Presidents Day holiday. This worked out well, as we discovered that Mariel had lice and spent much of the evening trying to clean/ heat/ freeze everything possible to kill our new louse friends. The kids were fully treated and safe to return to school this morning. Far from being embarrassed about her situation, Mariel walked to school with a friend discussing what life would be like if the world was overrun with lice. I fully expected her to spend the day discussing it with her classmates. I was not prepared for Mariel to come home with this lovely self-confidence building worksheet on "What makes you different."
Posted by Anne at 8:01 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2013
In other news, Holden's vocabulary has been expanding. While "NO" is still a favorite, he is also getting creative in making up words for things he does not know. His new contribution is "spoon saw"... for knife. I was pretty impressed.
Posted by Anne at 2:10 PM