Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Today Betty decided to take out Arthur's appendix.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First Field Trip

The kids took their first field trip at school today. Inspired by Arthur's question about how bread is made, the school set up a visit to a local pizza parlor.

Everyone enjoyed making their own individual pizzas (even if the chef gave our kids odd looks when they didn't want sauce on theirs)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Times

Monday, September 20, 2010

Coraline the Teacher

Coraline has taken a renewed interest in learning sign language, and she often proudly shows us the various signs that she knows. The other two never have as much of an interest in it, so there are always words and letters that Coraline can teach them.

And also, the kids often play "teacher-student," which occupied much of dinner tonight.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Call a Tow-Truck?

Grandpa helped Arthur tow his car when it broke down today.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wilderness Festival

We had fun at our local Wilderness Festival today. The girls enjoyed dancing with Grandma, and everyone tried the tasty peanuts from one of the food tents.

Afterwards, Grandpa read everyone a story.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Batting Practice

Pop Pop's been working with Arthur on his batting skills. He's gotten quite good.

And Coraline is working on it as well. Her stance needs a bit more work.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Possum Hunt

Last night Nana and Pop Pop caught two opossums in the crawl space beneath their house. We're not sure how many more are under there, but they certainly provided a lot of entertainment.
And he was not pleased about being caught...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pedicure Day

Everyone got their toes painted today. Arthur's were painted clear, since "Boys don't wear red nail polish."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tangram Fun

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Body Paint

I always think toddler finger paint should be renamed toddler body paint.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Coraline's Portrait

Coraline says this is her drawing. Since the kids rarely draw figures, we always wonder who drew them when they show up at the art table.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Halloween Preview

Our costumes arrived in the mail, and we couldn't wait to try them on! (Now to figure out how to keep them from wearing them until Halloween)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Artist Arthur

Arthur decided to try his hand at portraits today. We don't think he's ever drawn one before, so we were quite impressed at how this turned out. The whole time he said he was drawing Betty (who the whole time insisted it didn't look like her), and he was very deliberate in his drawing. He thought it was funny when he drew a small mouse on her left foot, and when he made her arms extra long.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Dancing Meat

During breakfast today, Betty and Coraline both broke out singing a chorus of "Meat dancing on a fork!"

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Pixie Coraline

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

First Day Back at School

Today the kids went back to school. They had no problems at all, and didn't cry once. We'll see how they do in the next week or so once the novelty wears off.