Saturday, August 21, 2010


The setup:

It was a quiet afternoon. I was seated on the couch, plucking at the computer. The kids were both in the bathroom, taking care of their respective businesses.

When suddenly a soft voice started singing, "wasting away again at Margaritaville. looking for my soda o salt"

Yes, my kids are up on their Jimmy Buffett.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Capoeira demo!

The kids have started to take capoeira. They are really starting to get it. g is more natural since she has had a few years of dance and is just a better student.

s tries her best but from all reports, she seems to be better at causing a commotion than actually doing any capoeira.

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Try harder next time, little s.

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Friday, August 06, 2010

not to take for granted

Last week, I heard little light footsteps walk through the hallway. G worked the night shift and is heavily asleep. I heard the sink turn on a few seconds later. Two little voice whispering.

Then swishing, spitting and silence.

Footsteps went back into their room. A few more minutes, I finally got up to check.

g & s have prepped themselves for the day. Teeth brushed, faces washed and fully dressed.

I found them sitting quietly on the couch, waiting for breakfast.

This moment makes me realize how fast they are growing. I can't take this time for granted.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Summer 2010

I am beginning to associate painted faces with summer fun.
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g, my budding artist

I am really proud of all the things g creates. I realized that I haven't shared many of them recently. So here you go.

The diorama was her idea. The straw on the butterfly is to simulate movement. She told her dad to cut a slit on the top so that she can slide the butterfly from side.
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