Friday, February 27, 2009

Just heard

"Inga, you have boogers. But I just have snot. Boogers are yucky. Mommy, you know what kind of snot I have?" I want to know? "Graham, what kind?"

It's going to be a long, snotty day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

B/IPoD: 2.24.2009

Bea and Inga try avocado.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sharp Kid

David was on his way home, Bea was napping, Graham was entertaining himself on the kitchen floor, Inga was on my hip, and Yo-Yo Ma was playing Bach as I prepared the fish and cous cous for tonight's supper. It was very calm, very quiet. Too quiet. Graham suddenly stood up and raced around the kitchen as fast as he could. He stopped, spun around, and said, "Mommy, that's much better."
"What's much better?"
"I can run much better with sharp socks."
I stopped tending to the fish and turned around.
"What do you mean, 'sharp socks'?"
"I sharpened my socks!" This, proudly said as he held up the cheese grater.

BI PoD 2.19.2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

BIG PoD 2.18.2009

Mother - enough with the pictures. We're not having any fun.

Graham's favorite thing to make with play doh is blueberries.

Inga thinks Graham is hilarious.

Sweet Bea

Saturday, February 14, 2009

BIG PoD 2.14.2009

Graham often applauds for himself after concerts. Favorites include The Wheels on the Bus, Happy Birthday, and This Little Light of Mine.

Bea seemed to like the swing ride at Duke Park.

Duke Park has great slides!

Here we are at Duke Park again. This, incidentally, is how I cook while holding both babies. Inga is in the sling and Bea is in my left arm, leaving the right arm free to chop, stir, saute, and help Graham dump things in bowls.

The girls love to chew on things. Here, Bea is on her tummy and Inga is attacking the wire duck.

Bea and Inga

Just chillin' with Daddy

Inga gives us the most amazingly huge smiles!

David has Inga and Graham and Bea are relaxing on the couch.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

GBI PoD 2.10.2009

Graham's newest hobby is to dig through our recycling bin to dump water from one container to the next. He often comments, "This was my favorite juice when I was a little boy."

Inga and the weird wire duck (also Graham's favorite as a baby)

Bea and Inga (Bea's first battle wound is seen on her nose. We're not sure if it's self-inflicted or a love swipe from her sister.)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

GBI PoD 2.7.2009

It was a beautiful day to play at Trinity Park!


Inga's first ride on a swing. She wasn't impressed.

Back at home, Inga and Bea relaxed on our swing in the backyard.

Bath time for Bea

Inga, obviously thinking this is a ridiculous photo shoot and below, Inga sucking on a towel.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


It is with great shock and pleasure that I write briefly to let all of you who pray for my sanity know that BOTH babies are napping in the crib AT THE SAME TIME and that Graham is reading quietly to himself in the living room. This house has been quiet for 43 minutes (in a row) and I have actually finished a cup of tea that only had to be reheated once. Keep the prayers coming!


Graham, Inga, Bea

Graham and a tap dancing heart man

Graham and Bea

Pattycake with Inga

Bea and Inga - always holding hands!