Archive for October, 2008

Patio Pink?!?

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Henrietta was playing with an inflatable head of barley (a promo from a beer event), and declared its name to be “Patio Pink.” As in, “Patio Pink fell on the floor!” No idea where that one came from! Here she is in the gym at day care—she had just declared that she was “going to […]

A bus conversation

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Etta: “Mommy?” Mommy: “Yes, dear?” Etta: “I’m not a deer!”

Easel, modified

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Among other weekend projects large and small, we modified the Mala easel so we could keep the used paper on a second roll. We had a 1″ dowel, and got wooden brackets to mount it on the back of the easel frame. Nothing fancy, but it keeps the used paper tidy, and we should be […]

Sticks, strings, and politics

Monday, October 13th, 2008

So, my sister got me this Knitters for Obama bumper sticker. Cool! But since we hardly ever drive, it seemed silly to put it on the car. Ben’s idea: put it on my work bag, since I carry that every day. But how to get it to stay on there? Knitting, of course: Here’s what […]

A dinnertime conversation

Friday, October 10th, 2008

The scene: the dinner table. We’re finishing our pizza. Etta is done and getting antsy. Etta: “Daddy, you go in the living room with me.” Daddy: “I’m still drinking my beer.” Etta: “You drink your beer all up! Slurp! Aah!” Etta: “Don’t choke!” Daddy: (drinks his beer, not choking) Etta: “You did it!” (Etta and […]

A milestone only a parent could love

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

A little tidbit from our trip to Vermont — apple-picking at VTC. More pictures on my Flickr, and Mom’s. The milestone: this morning, Etta peed on the potty for the first time. Whee! So far just the once, and it was right after she woke up, so perhaps she wasn’t entirely awake. But still! Another […]