Archive for the 'Henrietta' Category

Discipline fail

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Me: Charlotte, did you hit your sister with a bat? Charlotte: (nods) But I couldn’t find a ball! Me: (snorts)

When I grow up…

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

“…I’m going to be a musician, and a food writer. And I’m going to write about your food!” -Henrietta, 10/3/12 You heard it here first!

First loose tooth

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It’s official — Henrietta finally has her first loose tooth. She’s been eagerly awaiting this all year!

Divided loyalties

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Talking about the football loss this weekend: “Well, I can be a little bit happy. I mean, I went to Harvard Yard Child Care Center.” Oh no! What have we done?

Pledge of Allegiance, and an Astute Observation

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Shortly after we got home, Henrietta told us that they’re learning the Pledge of Allegiance at school: “I don’t remember the words yet. But I remember the pose!” at which point she walked out to the hall, where we have an old American flag that belonged to Ben’s great-aunt Barb, and put her hand over […]

Henrietta’s first day of Kindergarten

Monday, September 12th, 2011

We’ll let her tell you about it: Plus a few pictures: And then we spied through the window as she found her name tag and helped our neighbor Petru find his:


Sunday, August 14th, 2011

From Henrietta this evening: “My life is just full of funny things!” “It’s all about me!” (There was context: we were looking at shoes for her online, and debating the relative merits of LL Bean’s athletic Mary Janes and other options.)

Musical instruments

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Just after meeting with the music school director, a discussion of musical instruments ensues, including this gem: “Well, the cello is good for the blues.”

5 years old

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Henrietta turns 5 today! Doubled up the checkups this morning: Henrietta: – 43 1/2″ tall (72nd percentile) – 39 lb 12.8 oz (52nd percentile) Charlotte: – 33″ tall (82nd percentile) – 24 lb 3 oz (46th percentile) – 51cm head circumference (99.95th percentile) Charlotte, on her 6th ear infection since December, also has a referral […]


Monday, May 16th, 2011

“Mommy, can you see inside Daddy’s brain?” “No, honey, I can’t. Why?” “Because you knew what Daddy was going to say! Stop looking into Daddy’s head and let Daddy think things!”