Monday, March 21, 2011

Silly Hair, Hyper Boys

It was silly hair night last night at Awana. William thought it was pretty funny.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Love from Clara City

Thanks for keeping us toasty warm, Aunt Ginnie!
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sarah in Texas: Day 1

Yesterday Sarah and William boarded an airplane for Texas, where they'll spend the next few days with Auntie Emily, Uncle Shock, and Cousin Libby. Daddy called for reinforcements, and together with "Fink" (that's what the kids call my dad), we're holding down the fort till mommy's return. Grandma-Great offered her contribution to the keep-daddy-sane effort with a bag of Cuties, below. The girls discovered them immediately upon waking up this morning....

Bea, undaunted by Fink's new beard, feeds him grapes for breakfast.

After we got dressed , we all piled in the van and headed downtown--to the Shedd Aquarium. "Hish, hish!" Inga loves fish.

Inga had a blast swinging on the railings all day long.

Here's Graham, checking out the Tiger Stingrays.

Inga squeals with delight as a ray puckers up for a kiss on the glass.

"Inga, put on your life preserver RIGHT NOW!"

Inga cooks up a second breakfast for her siblings.

An Alligator Turtle--possibly the kids' favorite animal attraction at the aquarium.

Penguins. What fun.

By far the biggest hit of the day, however, was the play submarine in the underwater display in the bowels of the aquarium. It nearly took a crowbar to get Graham out of here.

Run silent, run deep....

Bea takes the boat up to periscope depth.

Listening to the girls try to pronounce "anemone" was worth the trip all by itself.

Bea was enamored of the...

Belugas. Of course.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Conversations with Graham

Every day Graham has a rest time when Bea, Inga, and William take their naps. And every day Graham comes down with a new identity. Sometimes he's a rock star, sometimes he's a sloth, sometimes he's a Care Bear (shared in the spirit of transparency, much to David's chagrin). Last week he came down as a Mexican. I recorded it to remember these sweet naptime conversations. He'll be in kindergarten every afternoon next fall and I think I'll miss his imagination.


William received this book from our dear friends the Kinghorns. We were delighted to add to our library and especially delighted that this book claims to be indestructible. So far, it has lived up to its name!