Wednesday, November 12, 2014

from this


to this

  Winter is here

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Because Babies

It has been a rough week. There was a lot of stomach flu, and some more shenanigans, so we're just a little behind in life. However, here's some cute to get you through the day.

Miriam is LOVING day care. Now that she's not under the weather she's bouncing into her playroom when I drop her off. She's so wildly interactive with the other kids. They play chase, and run around. Ok, she's not running yet - she's crawling. But she's fighting hard to be running. She waves bye bye, and is chattering non-stop. We'll have to take a video, but here's a list of things we think she says:

Bye bye
Z (it isn't that clear but it seems pretty repeatable)
Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala (Is that not a word? It seems like a word ;>)

She's a singer too, and will sing nonsense songs until the cows come home.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

A moment of ven...

This is Zachary's homework from today. He did it on his own. I just found it flipping through his notebook.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Round and round makes for lots of giggles

Turns out we are tired but our house is still a lot of fun.

Cat water - it is just fun!

Miriam is fascinated by all things cat.  And now she moves so quickly they like to avoid her. The cat water however never moves, and is always fun. In fact Z thought so too, at exactly the same age.


cats water

Go Firesharks!!

So the firesharks have lost every game so far this season. But they never lose spirit and they are having a great time playing ball. Zachary has been doing pretty well. He has gotten to 1st in every game. He even got to get to third base in one game. Last saturday he not only got to second (in the picture he is all serious and ready to go from first), he also got an out playing on third base. One of the few actual defensive plays of the game.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

On the move.

The baby, in full force. Early with the flashlight, she looked a little like a Jedi in training. I went to take a picture and she tried to use the force to stop me.


Zachary has been playing coach pitch with the SALL Firesharks! He even got to third base in the last game.


Size at 9 Months and bit.

Z held her shoulders and I wedged my foot to stop her moving. This is what happened before that. Escape. 

See the next post for a video of just how much she gets around.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fireflies and turbo charged

Sometimes living in Texas gives us the gift of outside, and I remember why we moved here in the first place.

It is almost October. On Sunday night, I opened the door to let the cat out and our front yard was awash with flickering fireflies. Zachary came running out in his pajamas and changed them around as night settled in. Eventually he ran inside, got his "bug" gear, caught one, and we let it fly around under a magnifying lens. Zachary observed that the beatle was a totally different shape than he imagined, not having a "big butt that glows", but just a normally tapering body. He also noticed that the firefly didn't glow while trapped, but as soon as we let it go it shot into the air, and gave a goodbye glow.

Backyard science is the best.

In baby news, Miriam is not only all kinds of mobile, she loves us. I KNOW. Surprising. I went to pick her up at daycare yesterday. All new, since Mark started his job. I walked in and packed her stuff up, chatting with her teacher. She must have heard my voice because suddenly from across the room she squealed and charged in "battle crawl" mode all the way to where I was, pulled up on the knee high divider that keeps them in their area, and reached up her arms to me. She was all hugs, and snuggles, and arms thrown around the neck nuzzling. It is *the cutest*.