Saturday, October 31, 2009


It was really windy today but warm up to 70 degrees. We spent a little time outside before trick or treating.
Laura dressed up as a princess. Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
We walked over to Thomas' house.
That's Thomas' mom and aunt in the picture.

We even saw Elvis!
After a mere hour, Laura was complaining that she was tired and wanted to go home. She definitely did not get enough candy. Boooo.

Friday, October 30, 2009

5th year check up

Laura had her 5th year pediatrician appointment today. I can't believe how quickly time has gone by. She's getting so big. I remember when she could barely sit up on the table.

In Halloween tradition, her pediatrician dressed up in his costume for her exam.
She is all of 40 lbs, 44.25 inches tall with perfect vision.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


We let Laura watch "Peter Pan" before going to bed on Wednesday night and when I came in to check on her, she was just a heaping pile of knocked out!. This school thing is making her exhausted.

The next morning, she was not too bubbly.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Roger Rabbit

Laura's homework project for "child of the week" was bringing home this filthy disgusting ginormous stuffed animal named Roger Rabbit home for the weekend and taking photos of what he did with Laura over the weekend.
Laura and I got some sushi for dinner on Friday night and Roger drooled.
Then Laura read him "Green Eggs and Ham" before going to bed. I did not let Roger sleep with her!
We also took a trip to Trader Joe's.
Then the gym on Sunday.
Roger did not take a dunk!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mommy and me

Laura drew this yesterday. The taller one by about 1 inch is mommy and Laura is on the right. We are both in multicolored dresses with very high collars.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More homework

Laura is doing (or coloring) her homework after school.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Laura and I went to her pediatrician's office this morning, bright and early, for her flu shot. The flu clinic was supposed to start at 9AM and we got there at 8:50AM and it was a mob scene!
We had to wait 2 hours for her to get her shot! This put a delay on our apple picking outing!
We went this year rather late. Dmitri went to New Hampshire so he did not make it this year! It was very cold today and only in the upper 40's. Brrrr.

John put Thomas on his shoulders in order to get some of these grapes but it was futile. It was just too high to pick.
Emma bought a bounty of Asian pears.
The Asian pears were incredibly ripe and juicy. So juicy, they burst when you bit into them. I think I ate maybe 4 of them in a matter of minutes. Really delicious.

It was too cold to hang out outside or go to the park so we essentially picked our fruit very quickly and then came back to our place for some hot tea. Hopefully next year, it won't be so cold.

Friday, October 16, 2009

It's Fall already?!

I can't believe it's the middle of October already and it is sooooo cold. Boo.
Laura has been pretty happy with Kindergarten. She seems to be really enjoying it and actually learning. It is still very difficult getting her up in the morning. She is truly her father in that she loves staying up late and sleeping in in the mornings.
I picked up this pumpkin last week so we finally got around to decorating it.
Yes, that is Laura with a sharp sawing instrument. She really likes doing things on her own.
Laura drew her family on the pumpkin. That's Laura in the front.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day weekend

Nothing exciting this weekend.

Laura worked on her homework that is due next week. She has to make a poster featuring herself. It's for "Child of the week" and she puts pictures of people and things she likes to do. I guess it's a way for the kids to talk about themselves in front of the class.

Then we had cake on Sunday for my birthday. It's not 41, it's not 40. It should say 39. It's my wish.
Monday, Laura and I did some shopping at the outlets. It was jam packed.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Columbus Day!

Ok, I know a lot of this sound jumbled but it's cute. At least she is learning something at school.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The weekend

It rained all day Saturday so we didn't do much. We (actually I) cleaned up Laura's room. She did some writing exercises.
Then she watched a movie. A whole lot of nothing.

On Sunday, the weather cleared up some. She was invited to one of her classmate's birthday party at the Dedham movie theatre at 9:15AM to 11:30AM! It was "Monsters vs. Aliens". I wanted to see the movie but thought that a power yoga class was in order so I left her at the movies.

Her friend, Lilah was at the party too so Laura was very happy and didn't even want me to stay.
Then after a quick lunch of soup and bread at Panera's, we went back to the gym so I could play tennis and Laura could go to her yoga class! After we got home, Laura played with our neighbor's kid, Ashley. Finally, a girl in the neighborhood. She even gave Laura a bracelet for her birthday. How nice is that?! And do you know what Laura did?

That's right, she jumped rope. She's an addict. She's gotten a lot better after just 1 week.