Sunday, December 28, 2008
Yesterday, Rose #3 was unexpectedly, unexplainedly sick. She threw up a couple of times and was generally miserable. So my veggie-heavy, TV-free day morphed into a junk food, movie day during which we only left the house to go to Cub and Target.
So we made up for it (in part) today. We went to the Science Museum, of which we are members. Rose #1's favorite part was a computer program that helped her learn about how wind patterns are formed. She spent quite a while learning about high and low pressure centers, and wind direction and speed, etc.
Rose #2 liked an exhibit that demonstrated air flow. A ball sits on top of an exhaust outlet and when the air goes on, the outlet can be moved. Then you see how far down the outlet can go before the ball bounces off. Here is Rose #2 prepping to catch the ball:
Rose #3 took frequent breaks (with me) for snacks. Nilla Wafers, raisins: she wasn't picky. Here she is in the snack corner smiling since she got to eat a bunch of Nilla Wafers:
MY favorite part of the Science Museum is the musical steps. The Science Museum has connected a flight of stairs to a music program so that when you step on a stair, a musical note plays. There are lots of good things about these steps: they are neat, plus they encourage young children to run up and down many times. I.e.,:
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Rose #2 was just smiley. Slightly out of focus, but very smiley.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I also offer for your enjoyment a quick shot of some post toothbrushing shenanigans. Doesn't Rose #3's hair look cute? Thanks Aunt Boo for letting Rose #3 muscle in on the MND haircut schedule.
I have been slacking a bit on the posting lately - I know, I know. I have been super tired in the evenings so it has been hard to blog. Most nights I just fall asleep on the floor in the girls' room. (Not very comfortable.)
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Roses enjoyed walking through the displays. There was a very large quantity of cotton (?) snow. Here they are looking at one display with moving Christmas trees:
And Rose #2, pouting a little bit, and looking crabbish.
And Rose #3, hamming it up as usual.
Rose #1 is working on her family tree. She has to draw the family tree, label it, and then put a symbol that represents each person next to their spot on the tree. I will take a picture of this and post it here when it is done to memorialize it for all time.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Rose #1 was lounging on the rug discussing two very important things - family trees (she is learning about her cultural heritage at school) and measuring things using "feet." Meaning the length of her own foot, or mine, etc. This is apparently a lesson about the vagaries of non-metric measuring.
Prior to this interlude the Roses played a game called "Lift Up Rose #3." I don't like this game much because I am always worried that Rose #3 will be dropped.
And, lo and behold, she was.
Monday, December 1, 2008
And here is Rose #2, posing in one of her model poses.
Rose #1 is very into equity. If there is a shot of Rose #2 and Rose #3, there had better be one of Rose #1 (or woe befall you):
Sometime soon we will cure Rose #3 of her squinty-eye smile whenever someone points a camera in her face. Here she is with Aunt Brenna:
Sunday, November 30, 2008
We got a replacement for our really, really nice digital camera that fell from the top shelf of a tall bookcase. The camera is for me - a smaller, MUCH less fancy digital camera, but it WORKS, and now I don't have to say, wistfully, "I wish I had our camera."
Last night we had friends over for dinner, and we made rollout cookies. Decorating the cookies was one of the activities. Here are Roses #3 and 1 in the throes of decorating.
And here is Rose #2 and her buddy Nadia working hard on decorating. Putting sprinkles on is serious business.
Here is a panorama shot of the full decorating extravaganza. (If you look carefully you can see one of our grownup dinner guests!)
I couldn't resist this picture of Rose #3. I am just smitten with her. All the Roses, actually.
Friday, November 28, 2008
- The girls, with their Ahgong, watching PBS kids on the new flatscreen TV that Ahma and Ahgong got for their kitchen. They were sitting on the floor and Rose #3 was lounging on her Ahgong's lap.
- Rose #3 coming over to the dinner table after she was done but the grownups were not, and jumping while holding the side of the table as if she was on a trampoline. But she wasn't.
- Ahma was cute because she loves the Roses so much. She volunteers at Rose #1's school and Rose #2's school, and it continues to amaze me how much she loves the girls. She watches them, and she knows about them, and I think they are the first thing she thinks of when she gets up and the last thing she thinks of before she goes to sleep. That's ONE thing we have in common. (Well, two, I guess - we both love her son!)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
And Rose #3 has chapped cheeks already! It is only November and her cheeks are all rosy. Doesn't she have the cutest little smile?
Finally, here are Roses #2 and 3 playing the scarf game. The rules: unknowable to anyone over the age of 5. The object: unknown. The prize for first place: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, shrowded in an enigma!
If I could wish for anything more on a day like this, it would be more time. Time with my girls.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Tuesday: Tortellini with peas and ham, fruit salad, corn muffins
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Here is Rose #3 and her beloved old (old meaning former, of course, not chronologically old!) nanny. Rose #3 has a very good memory for a 2-year-old. She knows exactly who Jill and Tony are.
Here is Rose #3 and Baby B! They do bear some resemblance to each other. Baby B's dad is Asian just like Rose #3's.
And, here is a shot that Jill has been waiting to get for some time (so she said!). The Roses and the N's (the real names rhyme in real life, which we figured out as we were pulling into our garage on the way home tonight.
Thanks to Jill and Tony for letting us descend upon you and transform your house with newborns into a house with newborns and big kids!