Time Flies…

Tomorrow is Janie’s 2nd birthday.  Hard to believe.  It’s been so long since I’ve posted on here that there is almost too much to share about everyone’s status.  I’ll try to give the high points as quick as I can here:

  • Janie is walking, running, jumping, talking, and otherwise completely two years old.  She occasionally uses the potty and loves sesame street. She is very sweet and loving, and cares for all her dolls and stuffed animals much like Marie did when she was this age (or a little older). She looks up to her big brother and big sister very much.
  • Brian is 5 1/2 years old, and is enjoying Mrs. Lane’s Kindergarten class very much. His favorite things are Super Mario and Angry Birds, and if he were permitted to play video games 24 hours a day, he would. (I wonder where he gets that from.)  Brian would do anything to protect his sisters.
  • Marie is 7 1/2 years old, going on 22.  She is doing great in Ms. Murtha’s 2nd grade class, and loves her teacher very much. Marie’s favorite things are reading books and making art. If I had more time and energy I’d post more images of her fantastic artwork. She loves to sing, but doesn’t love it when people make a big deal about it!

Getting bigger

Drastic new measures for self-protection need to be taken around our house these days. Marie can reach the top of the refrigerator when she’s standing on a chair. This is where we’ve traditionally kept the candy jar, and we have recently seen a precipitous decrease in the amount of candy available. Also, Janie can now open most of the doors in the house. If you don’t want a tiny visitor when you’re in the bathroom, you have to lock the door!

been a while

Life has been crazy here in Virginia. Patrick has brought his parents back east. Marie finished first grade, with constantly improving marks through the year. Brian finished preschool. Janie has learned to walk, and is learning to talk. Too much to catch up on. Facebook has made us lazy.

For the meantime, enjoy the new icons, and hope that I’ll make some more substantive posts soon!