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A lot happening in the lives of the little people!

New this week, Gorgeous George is eating food, he grew a tooth, and he is sleep trained. Is he sleeping through the night? I don’t know if he is, but I am. At parent-teacher conference on Thursday, it was said that he is showing signs of progress in his social, emotional, and physical development. “And you know what, Johanna, actually: he is a good boy.” 


We also got a report on Della. They say she is transitioning well to the 2-year-old class. She is meeting lots of milestones, but got nicked on the following: drawing faces and horizontal lines, hopping on one foot, knowing her last name and gender, and a few other equally useless skills. 


Also in the news: Della got a bike seat! On her first ride, she was heard taunting the pedestrian children, “Hi, kids!” and, down the hill, yelling, “Go, Daddy, go!”

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Marc and Megan and Adrian and Beatrice came for a visit.


Spring was all over the place.

The back yard got hit hard.

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Della got a haircut.

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Weather, weather, weather.

Everybody got along and ate peanuts with very little crying.


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Clothes off, sun out.

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We are never doing winter again.

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Incident Report

Della had an accident! “Student fell face first onto deck without ability to use hands to break fall. Student lacerated face and nose.” Sounds serious. But as you can see, “lacerate” is just a serious word for “scrape.” Thankfully, Della made a full recovery. The incident report blames “loss of balance by student when turning around. Age appropriate.” 


That same day…


Love for NOLA

A place you like so much it makes you blue.photo 3

The kids were better behaved on the road than at home. 

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Our first night in New Orleans.

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And look who showed up! Here Della was hiding and crying a little bit. photo 2 (3)

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Our friend Maka at the aquarium!IMG_3547

Conn and Linda did major babysitting. On Thursday Mommy and Daddy went out to Frenchmen Street. After a few drinks, we were talking about buying expensive art for our children. We settled on a $20 train hopping DVD. Some people love the freedom of the open rails, but we love each other.photo 4

Maka and Della at the playground! 


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Della’s first words this morning, at 5 a.m.: “My hair…big.” Everyone looks good in New Orleans

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This is how it was when we got home this morning. In the upper left is Della with her elephant on her head. Some hard sleeping after hard partying in the Big Easy.