Adorable but sort of creepy

Just went in to check on the girls. Sandy was cradling Clementine in her lap like a newborn stroking her hair. Clementine was out cold. Whatever keeps them happy.

Well then cancel the adoption

  • Adoption case worker (sternly): You know that Clementine's adoption may be scheduled for early in the morning, like 9:30am.
  • Me: I don't care if it's scheduled for 2 in the morning. I'll be there.

Very, very random

If the girls were muppets, Sandy would be Kermit- all pensive and thoughtful…while Clementine would be Animal. Happy and thrashing around all the time.

Aaaaahhhhh! Why did I check my work email the night before I return? Total nightmare.

The Calendar’s Powerful Effect on Baby Naming

Clementine was born in the middle of orange season back home in Florida.   Interesting article for those obsessed with baby naming like I am. 

Now that Sandy can talk, she screams everything. It’s like she’s a digital dictionary stuck on the highest volume. “BALL!! MORE!! CLEMMIE, COME!! CLEMMIE HAIR!! ASIA’S SHOES! PLEASE CANDY!! SPOON? SPOON! APPLESAUCE!”

#LetItGo
#JustKiddingDontLetItGo

I need one of these to sign it.

I need one of these to sign it.

I was given this form to fill out for Sandy.  Exhilarating and deeply frightening at the same time. Essentially this form is meaningless, anything can happen.  But it gives me a lot of hope.  Hope is scary.

I was given this form to fill out for Sandy.  Exhilarating and deeply frightening at the same time. Essentially this form is meaningless, anything can happen.  But it gives me a lot of hope.  Hope is scary.

More from yesterday’s zoo trip.

Sandy’s hit that language explosion where she wants to know the name of everything. It’s so much fun. She knows words that Asia and I haven’t taught her like “rainbow”, “kangaroo” and “basket”.

Zoo kids.

Antoinette and I took Sandy and Clementine to Prospect Park Zoo. It’s a little zoo that’s perfect for little kids.  Sandy sang Old MacDonald to every animal she met.  Clementine French kissed every animal she met.

Antoinette and I took Sandy and Clementine to Prospect Park Zoo. It’s a little zoo that’s perfect for little kids. Sandy sang Old MacDonald to every animal she met. Clementine French kissed every animal she met.

Antoinette spent the night, Clementine projectile vomited all over her at 4:30am (probably because of some vaccinations she got yesterday). On her phone, filled her shoes, soaked pillows. Bathing Clementine at 5am, doing laundry, cleaning the rug… it’s a reminder why it was so hard when they were younger and it’s so much easier now.

Everyone’s back asleep and I’m buying donuts to make-up for it.

Pier 6 with Blitzen, Carrie and Andrew.  The girls love Blitzen.

Pier 6 with Blitzen, Carrie and Andrew. The girls love Blitzen.