Last Tuesday I got to volunteer in Ellie's class room, helping keep an eye on the kids at a Science Assembly. We learned lots of good stuff about solids and gasses and liquid nitrogen, and as you can see, she was thrilled to have some parent participation.
This is what mornings look like for the artist Baskethead. She'll color whenever she gets a second to herself.
Adam's mornings. He can be a real pill, but there's something very sweet about a little boy who wakes up in the morning and goes to sleep at night asking to "snuggle wif you." After I drop Ellie off at school in the mornings, he and I curl up for a half hour of Disney Junior - he sucks his thumb, I finish my coffee, Lulu tries to smother him with her fat butt.
Thursday night we went to Tip a Cop at Claim Jumpers, and the kids got a preview of what their life is going to be like if they don't go easier on their mommy.
Friday night Ellie got to go with Mimi, Carly and Grandma Chris to see Cinderella live on stage. She was so excited to be able to be big enough to go do fun princess stuff!
Meanwhile, Adam and Lamby went joy riding. It was so sweet - there was also a little fire engine ride on toy, and Adam climbed out, pretended to get the ladder from the side of the truck, then mimed climbing the ladder and told me "oh here, I got your kitten out of the tree for you!" Thanks, fire fighter Ford!
We spent the weekend mostly hanging out with friends, having dinner parties and doing some good dancing to Prince songs.
This morning Firefighter Adam and I got to call Animal Control on our walk - another neighbor had found this guy in the gutter with his back end paralyzed. She was at a loss as to what to do, so we called Animal Control and I moved him into a box in the shade (mom, I didn't touch him with my bare hands, I am smart in my old age.) Poor Honey Bunny.
Tim and Meg met in 2003 at UCLA, only three weeks before Meg graduated, and only three months before she moved to Canada for graduate school. They dated long distance for a year, got engaged in 2004 and married in 2005. Tim makes video games as an actual job. After five years in LA, in a 500 square foot apartment, we moved back behind the Orange Curtain and bought our first house in October 2009. We followed up that fun by having our first daughter, Elizabeth Rosemarie in October 2010.
Tim is 6'6" and Meg is 5'3". Yes, we know we look mismatched in pictures. Yes, Meg tries to stand on things to be taller whenever she can.