Tuesday, February 24, 2009


A little of what we've been up to.
Practicing our "#$!!&* with me, #$!!&*with my daddy" faces:

Playing in the sun

Making ugly cakes

Being amazed by magnets

Being very, very weird

Finding treasured hand me downs

Sleeping at inappropriate moments of the day

Having our parades rained on

Thursday, February 12, 2009

my afternoons

on the floor with birdie

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

on the other side of january

A while back Smootch did a painting on cardboard. It was strangely minimalist, not her typical style. I asked her to tell me about it and she said it was for her glamour dolls to get married with.


Today I watched Smootch in action with her painting: Ah, an aisle for the bride to walk down. Of course!Don't know why I didn't spot it.

Birdie's love of books and birds continues.His new love: vegetables!His curiosity is boundless. One last tale, this one a bit gruesome. Last saturday Smootch did the oddest thing. She accidently swallowed a nickel. The accident happened while doing mouth exercises with the coin in her mouth.


Don't ask me, she's too old for this, and it's all a bit weird.

But, monday the nickel comes back and what a strange sight it is now:The coin on the right is a regular, uningested nickle, the one on the left is Smootch's snack nickel. It's black (and it is clean!) I don't know if it's just tarnished, or if the nickel plating was absorbed by Smootch's system. Anyway you look at it, I'm quite certain Smootch won't be swallowing another nickel. Still, we are now all curious about what would happen to a penny...