Archive for May, 2007

Hey! You broke my hair!

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

It’s been a while since I last posted. Elliot is now 3.5 months old, and Lauren is 28 months. I have been cutting her hair every month or two (usually in the bathtub) and today I trimmed up the back while she stood on the bathroom counter. At one point she looked down and saw a chunk of cut hair on the counter, and looked at me with big eyes and said, “Hey! You broke my hair!”

In other news, we spent the last 2 weeks traveling all over. On Weds. 5/16 I decided to try to do the 6 hrs. drive from Chicago to Cleveland without Ryan to help me. It was Elliot’s first long trip (actually his first car ride over 45 min.) and we left early in the morning to take advantage of his sleepy morning habit. We made it all the way to the Indiana/Ohio border before he was really mad, and we stopped for a break (frozen treats and jelly beans for Lauren) before doing the last half of the trip. We stopped a lot more often after that.

We visited with family and friends, and Ryan flew in on Friday night. We also rented a dumpster to attempt to clean out the house of all the things (many left by previous owners) so that we can possibly get it on the market sooner than later. We put a lot of stuff in that dumpster over the weekend!

On Monday Ryan left for California for training, on Tuesday Lisa, Lauren and Elliot flew to Florida to visit with Heidi, Iris and Martin, and on Thursday Frank and Gloria came down to Florida too, but they were staying with Granny. Friday Ryan returned to Cleveland, and Sunday Lisa and the kids went to Granny’s before flying home late on Sunday night with Nono and Nonnie.

If you’ve followed so far, then it’s no big surprise that we all drove back to Chicago (Zoe too!) on Monday afternoon. BUSY!

Lauren had a blast in Florida, we swam a lot, went to the beach a few times, and played with friends! Plenty of activity and new toys and foods and more, and it was a very welcome change of pace for me as well.

Ryan had dinner with an internet friend of mine out in the SF Bay area, and has come home full of interesting thoughts on the educational system in our country and how the system isn’t a great idea for kids like him (and probably Lauren). More thoughts on that later.

Two year olds…

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

are wonderful body artists. Lauren’s forte is stickers.

In other news, Elliot has learned to laugh, he does this little chuckle, different from Lauren’s first belly laughs. Lauren is really into musicals right now, her favorites being Annie and The Wizard of Oz.