Thursday, June 30, 2011

New names

Charlotte (aka Princess Rosebud, Woodland II, Charlie Barley, Bartlet, Peanut, Splodge, Tickle Pickle, Kurt Cobain) has been christened "crumbs" by one of her teachers.

Claire (aka Princess Buttercup, Claire Bear, Puddin, Buddha), who is a relatively tidy eater, has been christened "smiley."

Not to be left out, Louise (aka Woody Woodland, Loubird, Lulu, Lu pet) has requested that we call her "Fruity".

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's day

Happy Father's Day! Daddy does occasionally find fatherhood a bit noisy for his taste, but all three girls are also capable of making him very happy and proud. Louise has taken over the task of putting her sisters to bed at night - Mommy or Daddy will quickly read a story and deposit a sister in her crib, then Louise serenades each sister with a lullaby or two (sometimes with a brief intermission - "I've gotta go potty and brush my teeth, then I'll come back for the second verse, Charlotte").

Claire and Charlotte particularly enjoyed the pool this morning. Claire gleefully jumped off the steps into the pool and laughed if her head got submerged in the process. Charlotte is also enjoying (obsessed with) her "new bike," Louise's old balance bike.

Nana and Granddad arrived on Tuesday, and we're all enjoying their visit. The following photos come from Granddad's camera:

Monday, June 6, 2011


The Athertwingles became cousins this weekend - Kathryn Grace Schulz was born on Saturday.

We visited Burlington City Park for the first time this weekend. There were miniature planes, trains, boats, and automobiles, as well as a restored Carousel. All three kids were enchanted, and Charlotte & Claire surprised Daddy by happily going on "kids only" rides.

Thanks to Pop & Granny, our house became more amusing as well - they purchased a sand-and-water play table for the girls.

Unfortunately (for us, at least), Pop & Granny return home tomorrow. If the noisiness of our home fades in their memories, they may return for Christmas.

Photos courtesy of Granny: