Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Sycamore Tree

(We couldn't resist joining in the fun...)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pavlov's Bell

Before I begin the story, you must know that Marielle has a comfort food. It is the easiest, most convenient comfort food a parent could ask for -- water. Anytime she cries, be it a tantrum, an owie, or hurt feelings, she asks for water. Just a few sips and her tears subside, breathing returns to normal, and she moves on from the tragedy at hand. It's a pretty easy fix.
Now on to the subject of the post, Pavlov's Bell. This morning Jenna took a spill and started crying loudly. I went over to pick her up and Marielle ran to the fridge to get some water. She closed the fridge and said, "Whoa. I was really thirsty mom." Hmmm? Coincidence? I think not.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Meet our cousins Kurt and Jake.

Did you notice the family resemblance?


please don't grow up too fast!

Why Aprons Have Pockets

Marielle has become my right hand* woman, I mean girl, in the kitchen. Marielle loves to help with dinner and runs to put on her apron whenever it's time to make dinner. This cute little apron, made by Sherrie Anderson, has a lovely pocket. Just for looks? Heck no! When it's time to stir, this girl is ready.

*(Speaking of being right handed, Dad has officially given up hope that Marielle will be a lefty, but is still rooting for Jenna. He cheers when Jenna reaches out for cheerios with her left hand.)