Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Stats

The babies had their 18-month check-up yesterday. Here are the current stats:

Piper: 21 lbs., 14 oz. (10-25th percentile), 31 inches tall (25-50th percentile), 18 inch head circumference (25-50th percentile)

Henry: 22 lbs., 2 oz. (5-10th percentile), 31 3/4 inches tall (25-50th percentile), 19 inch head circumference (50-75th percentile)

Rosemary: 18 lbs., 15 oz. (<5th percentile), 29 inches tall (<5th percentile), 17 1/2 inch head circumference (5-10th percentile)

I can't believe how big Piper is, especially since I rarely see any food actually go into her mouth rather than on the wall or floor. Henry is our best eater, and Rosemary a close second. Piper doesn't eat -- yet she continues to grow. It's a great mystery.

I know I haven't been posting much -- I've had writer's block . . . or something like that. I do have plenty of Christmas pictures to post that will be coming up over the next few days, though!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Childproofing a Fireplace -- Gary Style

A couple of weeks ago, I was getting my hair did at the hair salon when I got an e-mail from Gary. I read it and made some suitably appropriate expletive, causing my hair stylist to ask if everything was okay. It went something like this:

Hair Stylist: Is everything okay?
Me: Well, my husband sent me an e-mail and all it says is, "They ate rocks from the fireplace."
Hair Stylist: Oh no! Your dogs?
Me: No, my children, I presume.
Hair Stylist: Oh. Uh. Well, I hope they're okay.

In case you are wondering, Poison Control said that those fireplace rocks are non-toxic. It's good to know things like that.

Anyway, we now have to really keep an eye out to make sure that the kids don't get in the fireplace. We thought about a lot of things that involved spending money, when Gary had a great idea. We would just use the cardboard box from the stair gate to block off the fireplace. Whatever gets the job done. . . . Gary and I made a few cracks about how tacky it looked, then Gary disappeared upstairs and came back downstairs to get to work on reducing the tackiness of the fireplace child-blocker. Following are pictures detailing the transition:

Isn't it nice to have a fireplace that isn't tacky?!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


It must be hereditary. I leave my Starbucks alone for just one second, and Rosemary goes after it. . . . At least she seems to appreciate it!