Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Not to Mention the Big Helper of the Day

This evening as I was getting ready to give the kids dinner, I opened my silverware drawer and noticed that all was not as usual.
Silverware 1

Not only was it all out of order... did you get a good look at that steak knife? Or how about the fork?
Silverware 2
Ugh! Can you say, "Mac and cheese?" Well, that's what I would say, if we'd had any recently...

I'm not exactly sure what happened, but my guess goes something like this: first thing this morning, Meg helped me empty the dishwasher. Matthew had slept in a little late, so I brought him downstairs just as Meg was putting away the last of the (clean) silverware. Later in the day (I surmise), Matthew noticed that there was now more silverware in the dishwasher and helpfully decided to put it away, just as he had seen Meg doing. Hence, the unappetizing disarray greeting Mommy at dinnertime!

It's pretty sweet, really. You have to love those honest, if misguided, early efforts to be Mommy's Big Helper. Now the only mystery that remains is: what is the stuff on that fork?

Quote of the Day

Meg: "Mommy, can I wear my Hello Kitty socks? They're not dirty, they just have this brown things on them."

Monday, December 07, 2009

Matthew's Two-Year Stats

I almost forgot to post my big boy's measurements from his two-year check-up! It's just one of those for-my-own-reference posts, but if I don't get it down now, the information will slip my mind and be lost forever...

Weight: 27 1/2 pounds
Height: 36 1/2 inches

Double the two-year old height for the estimated adult height, and we've got ourselves a 6' 1" man some day... sounds just about right in this family.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

She Smiles!

Success at last in capturing good pictures of Esme while she's smiling!

Are you ready?

Hiya, Bubbles.
Esme Smiles 1

Oh, what's that I see?
Esme Smiles 3

Come on, you can do better than that!
Esme Smiles 2

There's a good one!
Esme Smiles 4

And another!
Esme Smiles 5

Is she sweetness personified, or what?
Esme Smiles 6

Awwww, I love you, Little Girl.
Esme Smiles 7

Esme Smiles 8