Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Career in Millinery?

Merriwether made this hat at school today. She told me that her friend Felix made one too and the big joke was that they all called him Mary Poppins. She was happily climbing on the monkey bars (and wearing the hat) when I came to pick her up today.

On the way home. I could hear her softly chanting to herself in the back of the car,

"I love school. I love school."

Monday, May 26, 2008

A Harbinger of Summer

Perhaps you are tired of pictures of my children covered in food.

Too bad!

Nothing says, "It's summer, Hon!" like a baby wearing only a diaper and gnawing on a corn cob.

like a broken a broken record...

We all need more of this around here. Between the teething, and the early morning classes in a different time zone, and the late night jobs, and the pre-schooler's nutty nighttime wanderings - sleep has been in short supply.

Tonight we were not messing around. Both girls were in the bathtub at 6:30. They had a relaxing warm bath (Harper kept trying to crawl/drown in the water, Merriwether had a long conversation with the soap about it's ovalness), a nice rubdown with lotion (cue the screaming), clean jammies ("but I want the other ballerina ones!"), Goodnight Moon for Harper, Eloise for Merriwether, hot bottle for Harper, the usual weird made-up lullabies for Merriwether...

fussing, rocking, complaining, rocking....

7:23 zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Wish us luck.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Midnight Milestones

Harper can clap her hands. I know this because I was hanging over her crib at 4am begging her to go to sleep and she was gleefully practicing her clapping. I picked her up to hush her and she began furiously waving at me. I finally get her to doze off. I gently lower us into my bed and she sits bolt upright and sticks her finger in my ear. Over and over again.

I am trying to think of a witty ending for this...sadly I think I need more coffee first.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

teething hurts

Thank goodness Gaga has a never ending supply of cold soda cans.
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Friday, May 16, 2008

so cute

if I do say so myself...I love her to pieces!
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Once a year, whether she needs it or not, Merriwether gets her hair cut.

She has proclaimed it "fluffy."
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Monday, May 12, 2008


Harper is cutting her four top teeth, simultaneously.

Good times....good times...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sweet Dreams

Lately, Merriwether has been talking in her sleep. Most of the time she is defending herself in Sleepytown. We have overheard the following protests...

"I don't want to play with table toys!"


"I want a cupcake WITH ICING!"

She has a tough life. Maybe she will be a lawyer. Dessert lovers have rights too.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Come out of Your Shell...

Here's Merriwether playing in the turtle shells at the Maryland Zoo. She liked seeing the polar bears swimming and brushing the goats. She loved the duck with the blue bill. She did not care for the bat exhibit in the dark cave though.

Harper, on the other hand, puts the zzzzzzzzzzzzz in zzzzzzzzzzzzzzoo!

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