Sunday, May 24, 2009

Six Years

Happy Anniversary to's been 6 wonderful years.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


A couple of quick notes about the world's most adorable kids (mine!):
Monday at lunch Katie reminded us that she was going to have another hay ride at school (a while back they had a field trip that involved a hay ride, so in her wonderfully creative mind "field trip" and "hay ride" are synonymous), except this time they were going to walk. That's our Katie! (maybe we'll get around to posting pics from the field trip to Fun Fort)

Little Miss Margaret is getting closer and closer to walking. This is both exciting and scary, because she is continuously finding more things to get into (baby-proofing the second time around is a lot harder for some reason). She got a special treat on Mother's Day when Angel took her for a spin around the neighborhood in her little buggy. She also has taken up a new hobby: ruthlessly destroying my carefully constructed foam block towers. Unlike her big sister at this stage, Maggie charges forward without fear or hesitation, and doesn't even flinch as she wreaks her havoc. Good thing for her she's ridiculously cute! (we'll try to get some pics of my towers posted as well--OK, Mags, too!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Captain's blog

Yeah, I know that's kind of cheesy, but it should serve as a suitable warning that this post is not from Angel.
I've been meaning to "contribute" for a while, but now I've got something I can't resist sharing: Katie is a mathematical genius. Don't misunderstand--I'm very proud of all of the things our girls do well (really, I'm proud of almost everything they do, potty accidents excluded), but if you know me you should expect a little extra pride whenever academics (math especially) are involved.
OK, so you may have already heard of Katie's ability to add and subtract in her head without even thinking about it. Well, just the other day, she was doing division with the same natural ease. She was telling us about a race she was going to have, and the winners (everyone who won or didn't win) would get this 8-pack of "gatterade" (similar to "ater-gade") that she was holding. Just for fun, I asked her if there were 4 people racing, how many bottles would each one get? Without hesitation, "Two." Just like that. What if there were 2 racing? "Um, four." OK, what if there were 8 people? "One." By this point Angel could tell I was getting extremely excited, so she decides to go one further, "What if there were 6 people in the race?" Katie: "Forty-seven hundred." Rats. But then after thinking for a second, she says "One, and then there's two left." Haha! Genius! Not only division, but remainders! She can also count to 150 completely on her own now without looking at the numbers (an elementary principal told us the expectation coming out of kindergarden is counting to 20--ha!).
Thank you for letting me brag about my kid. I'll work on getting some pictures on soon (I just may start doing this on a semi-regular basis).