He said if Uma gets one, he gets one too.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Future rugby player?


Appreciate those teeth.
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Types of clocks

"I can only read additional clocks."

(not analog ones)


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quadrennial review

4 years ago, Kieran came into this world.

He loves playing with Little People. They go to school a lot. Many a morning will find him upstairs playing happily by himself while we get ourselves ready for the day. He's even happier to play with Uma of course. Their relationship continues to be a strong, loving one.

He'll often sing to himself, especially when washing his hands.

In the fall, he will start pre-school. We're a little nervous because he is still very attached, but he claims to be ready.

Kieran is still a very good-natured boy. Sometimes it can seem like he's too good-natured, as he'll often brush off parental guidance. Tiger Dad also worries about motivating him academically when he's older.

As boys go, I'd say Kieran is on the gentler, quieter end of the spectrum.

Now that Leo is more interactive and interesting, Kieran is more interested in him. It's still a flighty sort of interest, but it's positive.

He still asks "Why?" a lot. We don't think he's actually interested in why, it's just that he wants to have a conversation and has limited ways to get one. He's happy to listen to you ramble on about topics far removed from what he asked, as the question was just a way to get you started.

In a somewhat related way, he's not a fan of picking up his stuff on his own, but he loves helping. There are also a few exceptions to the chores; he's a big fan of doing laundry, for instance.

His hair still gets all tangled in the back. He must thrash his head something fierce when he sleeps.

Kieran's probably not looking forward to spring, as spring around here generally means thunderstorms. I've spent many a night in his bed with him while storms boomed in the night. If he's alone, he's terrified, but he's almost relaxed when I'm there with him.


Reading time



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Monday, February 27, 2012

Sun: blocked

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fine and dandy

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mary Ann Engel, beloved great-grandmother, 1920 - 2012


Friday, February 24, 2012

A good day for a ride in the convertible


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ahoy, Captain



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The only habitat where giraffes and orcas coexist


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Monday, February 20, 2012

You must have come from Houston to read me this story

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fresh produce


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

How can he see?



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Student driver



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You may admire my chapeau

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Friday, February 17, 2012

No way am I going in there

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Awkward solo photos


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Doffing his couture


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Winter style

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