Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Miriam Turned 11 !!!!!!!!!!

 Oskar playing with Miriam's library prize.  We stopped at the library that day to pick up the kids' first summer reading program prizes.
 Everything is a phone.  (Kami--he totally looks like Lando in that pic.)
 No--she hadn't been crying!  A lot of the pictures look that way.  We took her swimming for her birthday so everyone looks a little . . . post-swimming.

 She knew it was legos as soon as I handed her the box.
 She was pretty excited because that set has 5 figurines (there are never enough figurines to go around at this house) and one of the figurines is a red-headed princess.
 Sibling excitement.

 Gorgeous girl looking way too grown up!!!  She's 5'4' now.  Argh!!  Time, just slow down already.
 Her birthday favorite--angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream.  I tried to let her light her own candles but she ended up burning herself and making me laugh.  I finished for her.

 Oskar, pre-haircut.  Miriam asked for clam chowder so I made that and garlic infused flatbread.  Dinner was a hit (maybe in part because of how many pancakes we've been eating lately??).  The strawberries were particularly sweet, which was lovely.  Good food.  Good times.
Blowing out the candles.

Miriam remains as delightfully imaginative as ever.  She told me today that the best way to sneak up the stairs is right, right, middle, right, left, left.  (I made up the order because I can't remember exactly what she said.)  Apparently she's been practicing going up and down the stairs without making any squeak.  A Miriam activity for sure.

Right now Miriam wants to be an actress and a private investigator.  She still loves Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and, especially, Sherlock Holmes.  She's dramatic, intelligent, hilarious, talented, and a ton of fun.

Favorites:

Color: pink and purple
Song: I Know that My Redeemer Lives
Book: mysteries
Thing to Do: read, draw, color
Food: spaghetti, curry, clam chowder
Thing About my Mom:  your food
Thing About my Dad: he's funny
Thing About my Family: they're all weirdos

Monday, July 7, 2014

Baby Update

I felt the baby move for the first time today!  I'm 15 weeks along.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Church History Museum














The best part of the day was seeing a bunch of Brian Kershisnik original paintings.  I didn't know they would be there, but what a happy happenstance!!  He's one of my very favorites painters and there is nothing quite as vibrant as original artwork.  I love my copies (Rothko, Kershisnik), but it's not the same.

Lovely day, lovely family.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Great-grandpa Wilford and the Piano

Great-grandpa Wilford came over the other day to tune the piano.  It needed some love after its traumatic move to the new house.  (Just kidding--my FIL Kenny orchestrated the moving of the piano and it all went quite smoothly.)  One of the hammers is broken, though, so grandpa Wilford will be back to work on that shortly.

It is always such a treat to watch Grandpa work on a piano.  He's a living legend.



 Timothy came home early because he had a week of training.  Four generations!!!  Awesome.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Oskar Gets His First Haircut




Like with all these things, it is fun to see Oskar all trimmed up and handsome but it is NOT fun to see him looking so grown up.  *Sniff*

Challenge: Can you see where his hair ends and mine begins??

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Some Funny Things I've Heard Lately

Miriam: Dad, are you a tenor or a bass (pronounced like the fish)?

Timothy: I see myself more as a trout.


On the way to Megan's house recently:

Miriam: Mom, look at all those women riding motorcycles.  You should do that.

Me: Never.

Miriam: Then how about a scooter?

Dad: (very, very seriously) Miriam, there is something you need to know.  Scooters are not cool.

Miriam: (perky) Sure they are!  Motorcycles are like dragons and scooters are like sheep.  

Timothy: Exactly.

Miriam: (confused) But sheep are so cute and fluffy.