Sunday, November 23, 2014

2014/06/23 Monday: New Stroller

Kate brought out our new stroller, purchased at the REI garage sale.

2014/06/22 Sunday: Baby Frank is Here!

Baby Frank finally made the trip to Chicago.  Katie was holding out on traveling with him until he was big enough to be vaccinated for pertussis.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

2014/06/21 Saturday: T-ball and bikes

Henry had his T-ball skills class today.  A good portion of the kids were just playing with the lawn.  He does seem to throw really well.

That read speck at the top right of the road is Henry.  He was supposed to wait for Nick at the end of the park, but instead rode all the way home.  He was in trouble for crossing two roads and train tracks without us.

2014/06/20 Friday: MSI with Friends

We went to MSI with the Frandsen family to celebrate W's birthday.  I look for any excuse to visit the museum, and this was a good one.  Also, they're moving in the foreseeable future, so the more we see them now, the better.

2014/06/19 Thursday: Wake Up

She must have been really tired.  She's still asleep at 9.  Henry is almost always an early riser, but Gigi doesn't seem to be.

2014/06/18 Wednesday: Caesar's Buzz Cut

It was Caesar's turn to get a buzz cut.  He'll enjoy the summer much more this way.  This evening we went to a puppet show at the library as part of the summer reading program.

2014/06/17 Tuesday: Zoo with Jamie

We squeezed in a likely final zoo visit with Jamie and her girls today.  They are moving to Utah soon, and it's going to be hard on all of us.  Henry is pretty convinced he's going to marry Miss C when he grows up.

2014/06/16 Monday: Little Ninjas

With the summer session, most of the little ninjas are new, so Henry is getting to the the demonstrator of what they do.  He's really enjoying the attention and positive feedback.

2014/06/15 Sunday: Surgeons were Barbers

Henry's thick hair and this hot, humid weather don't get along well.  So we opted for a buzz cut.  Gigi begged for a buzz cut too.

The giant princess birthday balloon that's been floating around the house since the end of March got sucked into our ceiling fan and wrapped itself around the thing, choking it.

2014/06/14 Saturday: Time With Nick

Nick had the day off and we all had such a nice day together.  In the morning he and Henry went for a bike ride.  Gigi was sad when she found out they were gone and insisted she was ready to go riding, despite the fact she was wearing a dress and heels.

We went plant shopping, had lunch at Freddy's, then went camping in the backyard.  I did sleep inside though, and was eventually joined by Gigi.

2014/06/13 Friday: Teacher of the Year

Tonight was graduation for the chief residents of Nick's surgery program.  It was a lovely dinner.  My babysitting plans fell through, and so at the last minute I hired a professional nanny pretty much sight unseen.  It all worked out- she kept the kids alive, the house didn't burn down, and the kids described having a nice evening.
At the graduation, Nick was awarded the Resident Teacher of the Year for the second time.  This award is given based on the exit surveys of the medical students that rotate through Sinai during the year.

2014/06/12 Thursday: Heavy Haulers

Henry and his friend used the tricycle basket like a dump truck.  They had a great time, but there's also a large amound of Nick's fresh topsoil now on the sidewalk.

2014/06/11 Wednesday: Car Nap

She's worn out after a trip to Costco.  Jo Ellen sent us Butterfly larvae.  She sent us some last year and the kids really enjoyed watching the caterpillars turn into butterflies.

2014/06/10 Tuesday: Farewell Mr E

We took Henry's favorite friend to Legoland as a sort of farewell party.  He's moving to the Pacific Northwest tomorrow morning, and we are really going to miss him and his family.

2014/06/09 Monday: Tiny Gardeners

They love to spray things with the hose, or fill up the watering can and attempt to drown plants.

2014/06/08 Sunday: Virtual Youth Choir

Henry learned the song "What If" and then we recorded it in the office (set up as a little studio).  This was for his submission to the Eric Whitacre Virtual Youth Choir.  The song will be premiered at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  I think he's adorable singing the song, and he's a pretty good singer.  Nick gave me the fancy microphone for my birthday, after I participated in two other virtual choirs by Eric Whitacre.

2014/06/07 Saturday: Plants Galore

We are redoing the flower bed in front of our house.  Last fall we took out some ugly shrubbery, because it was both ugly and blocking the light into our living room.  My friend Janette created a garden plan for us, and we've been searching around for the plants she recommended.  Yes, Gigi picked out her own outfit.

2014/06/06 Friday: Busy Fun Day

Gigi has had a busy day.  For playgroup, we were guests at the Riverside Pool club.  After the kids wore themselves out swimming, she came home and had a n epic nap.  Then we had the neighbors over.