Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Family Visit

We recently made the 10 hour trek across Pennsylvania and Ohio to South Bend, Indiana, where my brother lives with his wonderful wife and three terrific kids.  My parents trekked  from Minnesota across Wisconsin and Illinois to meet us there.  We had a lovely time.  Nothing could be better than hanging out with fam.  Here are some pics from our visit.  Click on it if you'd like to see them larger in Picasa.  I also added some more February pictures from before our trip to the slideshow in the previous post.

Friday, February 13, 2009

February Pictures

I'm not really sure where this month is flying away to already. Dominic, Grandma, and Mommy all got sick, so we took a little break from the library and swimming to keep the germs and whining inside the house. Two humidifers, vicks vapor rub, tylenol, and lots of sleep later, we're all back up to speed. 

We read Harry, The Dirty Dog, Baby Animals, and Jamberry at least 50 times each, sat on the potty (or waited in the bathroom) countless times with a few small successes, and baked lots of yummy treats together.  Dominic is becoming quite a conoisseur--that's a hard word to spell!--of all food things.  He can now identify not only salt and pepper but oregano and garlic.  He loves to watch sauteeing, mashing, and even dish-washing.  His favorite, though, is the Kitchen Aid mixer.  Then again, who can blame him; it is awesome.     

Cate rolled over from her tummy to her back (although this may have been an accident. . .she was playing with her ear--a new discovery--and happened to twist one leg over the other).  She is actively and intentionally trying to roll from her back to her tummy.  I think this will happen in the next week or two, and then we maybe in trouble if she takes after her brother and rolls all across the house before crawling.  She discovered the doorway jumper, too, and thinks that's pretty neat.  I think she likes the view as she can be part of the action.  Her favorite place continues to be in someone's lap.   

Matt is hard at work translating Domingo de Soto with his ambitious brother and reading Capreolus in latin for his dissertation research.  He is grading 70 undergraduate papers. And he just finished reading the acclaimed novel Force Unleashed, a graphic novel based on the popular video game, Star Wars.   :)  

As for me, I take care of everybody else, and edit papers and drink coffee in-between.  Oh yes, I also cut my hair off.  Here are some pictures to enjoy.  Click on it to make it bigger.