Monday, April 28, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Aizay update

Aizay met a T-rex skull at the library today...

You know, Aizay wears big boy underwear and goes to the potty by himself. Soon, we'll get him his celebratory potty-success bicycle.

Aizay has many many sight-words and has occasionally read whole sentences. Can I lie and say he is 5 when he turns 4 so I can send him to kindergarten early? It would save a lot on childcare.

Aizay quote: "I don't want candy! I want water!" he screamed while we were stopped in the candy aisle. What kind of alien child do I have?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Christine just called to tell us she's landed in Cedar Rapids. In an hour or so, my time alone with the kids will be over. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, particularly getting Coraline to sleep. Nevertheless I'm relieved, even though I know that once Christine is home I will once again be chopped liver in the eyes of my daughter.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Single dad time again

Christine has gone to a conference in San Diego, so I invited this vagrant off the street to help me with the children. Once she sobered up, she was very helpful.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

a few little pix

It is quite sad that I cut Aizay's head off on the first photo..
Coraline is sitting like a pro. I think she has more core strength than I do.

I told Aizay he could be the star of one of the photos so he decided to do a "trick". He jumped up and then fell to the floor. This is a mid action shot.

She's not feeling sick anymore

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Have some vitamin-D.

Spring has sprung, which is a good thing because we Iowans were all about to start listening to those little voices in our heads and do things to make national headlines.

Aizay and I together picked up the larger sticks from the lawn, and in an hour friends will be by to drop off the snowblower we bought from them. They're moving to LA, so the jerks won't need it.