Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snow people

Emma and her pal Cierra made snow people in our front yard this afternoon.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Joe and Twizzler (and Matt)

Friday, February 26, 2010

walk to school

The snow keeps coming down and piling up all around. Emma has a snowy walk to school these days.

In the news

Today I was featured on the MSU weekly news update. Ummmm....I said that I *hope* that my book is done next spring, not THIS spring (gulp). Click HERE to read the brief interview.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Our trip to snowy Atlanta!

We didn't think we would make it but we got a late flight out of Detroit on Friday and spent the weekend in Atlanta. We saw Tutu and Papou's new house and I met Jack for the first time! While we were there we went to the High Museum, the Detroit Zoo, and a bowling alley. The cousins built a snowman after they sat patiently during a family photo shoot on Saturday morning. We arrived home to a chilly house--the furnace broke while we were away! The house has warmed up, the cat is home from the vet, and we are back to life as usual.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

While they were at the dance....

While Chris and Emma were at the dance, Calvin went into the downstairs bathroom, shut the door, jumped up on the vanity, and opened the drawer next to the door. The door opens in and so when he began crying and I tried to open the door to let him out, I couldn't because the drawer blocked the door. So, I had to call a neighbor to come over (in the snow storm) to help me unscrew all the screws on the outside storm window of the bathroom so I could climb through and let Calvin out. Just after my neighbor arrived, Joe ran out of the upstairs bathroom naked announcing, "I did it!" This meant that he had pooped and tried to wipe himself. Okay, that part is gross so I am going to skip it, but you can imagine the scene. Now imagine my childless, catless neighbor watching me respond to naked Joe and trapped Calvin. Anywho, I climbed through the window, let Calvin out and thanked my neighbor who said, "looks like tomorrow will be a snow day." Yup, looks like it.

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Emma and Chris went to the Daddy/Daughter dance tonight at the Hannah Center

Sunday, February 07, 2010


I put Joe in bed tonight and said that he could read his Dr. Seuss book for a few minutes. When I came back upstairs he had his Beatles CD on was bellowing out, "I'm in love with her and I feel fine." He has just taken his foot off of the applause button at the bottom of his microphone.
Emma made her annual Valentine scones for her Dad. Lots of cranberries and macadamia nuts but, sadly, no chocolate chips.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Which one?

photo #1

photo #2

I just had my professional photo taken again. Wow, I look so much older than the photo taken 6 years ago. Now I have to decide between two almost identical photos. Which to choose? This is exactly the sort of choice that makes me crazy. Like picking shades of wall paint. Any input? Photo #1 or photo #2?