This man is a machine. The past week has been intense. Driving here and there. Cleaning. Carrying boxes. Moving furniture. Painting. Repairing. Handling all the finances and endless paperwork. Digging out clothes and shoes and whatever else the rest of us need to get thru our day. Continue reading
Kiwi the Cat just loves her babies. She’s nothing, but sweet and patient as Junior scratches her ears and waves his hand over her whiskers, just as the Middles did with Kiwi when they were babies. Continue reading
A photo from dinner last week at our favorite Indian restaurant.
The baby got his first taste of solid food, too: the sauce from chicken tikka masala.
This week is gonna be a doozy. Not only is there work and school, but we are packing. We are painting. We are moving. And we are hosting about 25 relatives for our biggest Thanksgiving feast ever. We are optimistic, but I think the baby is a realist.
One of my fave pics from this past week with Nona. These two have so much in common. Two peas in a pod, I say. Both are the second-born in their families, both the second daughters. I know Lola really appreciated it whenever Nona pointed out that it’s “a second child thing” … almost like a badge of honor. These two are part of a club, and since I’m the oldest daughter myself, I don’t belong to it. (But Aunt Jill does, too!)
Another German class. Another coffee delivery. Another message.
Just as my German class started this evening, a sharp-dressed man burst into the room to deliver a hot cup of coffee just for me. It was Martin on his way to his own writing class down the hall. I had to laugh when I turned the cup and saw the name on my beverage. Soooo true.
The three older ones each surprised the old man with a cake.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN!
We went to Fest together as a family this year.
All six of us. (Plus our au pair.) As I shared the photos online, I braced myself for the feedback.
A staggered school schedule means she had her baby brother all to herself for a little while this morning! They were both singing some vowel sounds when I snapped the pic. 🎶🎶🎶