Sunday, November 28, 2010


We are thankful that we have all recovered from the stomach flu, after its dramatic and messy appearance a week ago. We are also thankful to have wonderful neighbours who allowed us to share Thanksgiving dinner with their family.

Claire, Charlotte, Louise, & Mummy had a great time at the Museum of Life & Science on Friday. The butterfly house was teeming with life, and of course there were lots of "ammuls" to see (after "no", "animals" (monosyllable) is Claire's favorite word). (Charlotte likes saying "no bite!" with an angelic smile, after she has finished biting a family member).

Louise & Mummy made Christmas cookies, and we all enjoyed decorating the house for Christmas today. (Louise later removed many of the low-hanging ornaments so she could serve imaginary "sugar coffee" to herself and her sisters in festive, round "sippy cups.")


But it is hard work:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cold teeth

Charlotte & Claire had a babysitter for the first time this weekend. Ms. Meg, Louise's former teacher, spent a couple of hours with all three girls whilst Mummy & Daddy consulted with Santa. Not only did the kids have a great time making edible play doh, but by the end of the two hours, they could do the sign for the phrase "thank you."

On Sunday, Mummy cut Charlotte's hair. It isn't terribly even, but it does allow her to see, and she now looks like a blonde version of the Sixpence None the Richer lead singer.

Louise's imagination & logic continue to delight us. "I'm a fish," she told Daddy this evening. "I'm an alligator!" he countered. "I'm a polar bear!!" exclaimed the former fish. "You can't bite me, or your teeth will get cold."

Monday, November 1, 2010


We all had fun celebrating Halloween. In the morning, we met some of Mummy's TriangleMommy friends at a park. Claire (in a dragon costume) enjoyed following Charlotte around, saying "moo." "What do you say, Claire?" "Roar!"
"What do you say, Charlotte?" we asked. "Daddy," she replied.

When it was time to trick-or-treat, Louise was delighted to get to go a'begging with Ella, a three year-old who lives a few doors down the street. One of Louise's favourite books is Ella Takes the Cake, so she agreed with Daddy that the new story should be Ella Takes the Candy.

But perhaps all this pretending has gone far enough. "Charlotte & Claire should be boys, Mummy," said Louise at bedtime. "What are we going to do with all these girls?!"