Archive for the 'Family' Category

A big first

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Today’s report from day care: Charlotte peed on the potty!

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 […]

18 months old

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Charlotte is 1 1/2! She’s a busy, happy, sociable little girl. She has more words than I can list, including “Neema” for Grandmas and Grandpas (kind of interchangeable at this point), and all her friends at Harvard Yard. She loves (and requests) songs. She greets people (“Hi!”) and bids them farewell, complete with blowing kisses. […]


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!”

15 Month Checkup, and Haircut

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

From Charlotte’s 15-month checkup: 31.5″ tall (75th percentile) 21 lb 7.5oz (24th percentile) 50.3cm head (99.94th percentile) Other fun stuff she’s been up to: She can say her own name (kind of), as in “Whose doggy is that?” “Zha laaa!” She knows many of her body parts (head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, […]

Bringing a tear to my eye

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Henrietta, on why she likes wearing the sweater I made her: “I feel like your love is with me wherever I go.”