Thursday, July 31, 2014

Juice box wall of china

heart stamp

Sofia made a heart stamp out of legos. She asked if I wanted a heart stamp with love inside of it. I said yes. She stamped my heart.

I said, "Thanks, that was very helpful."

She said, "I do what I can."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today I'm blessing hearts, says Sofia.

-Which hearts?

All the hearts in the world.

-And what does blessing hearts mean?

It means I love hearts and I want to God bless them in a prayer.

Welcome to work, mama

Says Sofia as G leaves the house in the morning

Sunday, July 27, 2014


For some reason Lucia 2.5 makes her y sounds into Ay sounds. So in the morning when she is ready to get out of her crib she yells Dadday! Mommay!

Also this is the way Sofia looked when she came into our room this morning.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Forever young

I sang Dylan's "may you stay forever young" to the girls. Sofia said "I don't want to be forever young. There's lots of stuff I want to do when I grow up."

First solo bike ride for Sofia!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bad baby finger

Lucia grabs the glasses off my face. 

Me: Please do not grab the glasses off my face! (I've already had one pair break this way.)

Lucia: It wasn't me, it was my baby finger. (She likes to blame anything "naughty" she does on her baby finger.)

I grab her baby finger and speak sternly to it, PLEASE don't grab my glasses off my face!

Lucia: it's the other baby finger.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gnoght rip van winkle, saugarties

Around fire Sofia said "The songs are really peaceful that we're making." Lucia said, very slow and deliberate, "this is a good camping park party."

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Declaration sofia

Daddy, when I grow up I don't want to be anything. I want to be everything.

Mystery solved

Mom: who pulled the eye off sparkles?

Lucia: it was a pretend monster.

Sofia: it was YOU my sister

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rainbow brain

Sofia says, Dada, there's a rainbow in your ear, a giant rainbow. It's too big to pull out."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

first line of Shakespeare

Last week a book arrived in the mail from David Warne DeGraff called How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare. I took its first suggestion and had Sofia And-Lucia repeat "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows" over and over again until they had it memorized. The line is from Midsummer Night's Dream. Then I showed them pictures of wild thyme online so they would know what they were talking about. Yesterday I took them to the Highline in Chelsea. We were walking along and we noticed thyme growing next to the path. I said, "Look girls, this path we are walking down is like a river and there's wild thyme blowing on the banks." Sofia got excited and said, "Grandpa's book has come alive!"

flower olympics

Sofia: "Hey Dad, can we watch the Olympics?"
Me: "Sure, what sport do you want to watch?"
Sofia: "Picking flowers."