Archive for November, 2009

we be jammin

November 30th, 2009

It is officially winter around here. Last weekend, we took the kids ice skating. Apparently, there is a window in our lives during which ice-skating comes naturally as Sylvie was sure footed and Will was like Bambi on ice. My back still hurts from trying to get him to stand up. Sunday, we went to […]

fuel for the sibling rivalry

November 27th, 2009

Doug has been making digital copies of all of the hundreds of tapes we have around the house, so he put a video of Will’s birth on the computer for the family to watch. It isn’t dramatic like on TV. Nothing scary. Mostly side view. Both kids were really interested. Just after the birth, Sylvie […]

we’re getting a tree house!

November 25th, 2009

I sent the light saber wielding kids into the backyard right after Sylvie got out of the bathtub this afternoon. Will was supposed to help her put on her dress, and then they were supposed to head out back for some sword fighting. (Don’t worry, Will is sweet enough to simply wack trees, not people, […]

willisms: he is so much smarter than me

November 23rd, 2009

Walking in the dark with Will, looking up at the sky he asked, “Mom, is one of those [stars] the Death Star? Are they going to blow it up any minute?” Killjoy Doug told him the truth, but really, how cool to think about those things happening in the sky above as we wander along […]

dogs explaining atoms

November 22nd, 2009

Everyone is back to full health over here. It is movie time! Goldens explaining atoms.

uh… you can keep that blanket

November 17th, 2009

H1N1 (and seasonal flu) shots have been in short supply in the Bay Area. Certain clinics have them, but ours did not until we had the first bout of symptoms in the house. For the past three weeks, the kids have been taking turns being fluey. Sylvie started it three Tuesdays ago waking at 5AM […]

life lessons: how to eat a chicken wing

November 8th, 2009

And to think I’ve been doing it wrong all this time!

some chemical reactions

November 4th, 2009

explained by the Europe Research Committee using a dance party analogy.

post halloween sugar low

November 2nd, 2009

We had a wild weekend. We kicked it off Thursday carving pumpkins. Doug and the kids made a totem pole. Our kitchen looked like there’d been a pumpkin massacre. (Which, yeah, I guess there was.) Friday, the two schools meant two parades and two parties. We let the kids eat candy for lunch and then […]