Tom and Abby started the first grade this month! The older Tom gets the more picky he is with food. The whole first week of school I packed his lunch with the same three items. Fig Newton bar, Wheat Thin crackers and pretzels. I went shopping and decided to change things up for the second week. When I picked him up from school that Monday he rummages through his lunch box on the way home, pulls out the tupperware with the Honey Nut Chex Mix in it and says, "Mom! What is this?!" Maybe he thought I was trying to poison him at school with such things as pretzels, crunchy breadsticks and cereal all mixed together and coated in a yummy honey flavor. He hadn't even tried one bite. He just zipped up his lunch box and mumbled, "You should really warn me next time."
Abby has been in the habit of collecting "magic fairies" outdoors at school and at home. These magic fairies are mostly dandelion seeds floating through the air but occasionally she happens upon a real bird feather. Unbeknownst to me, one day before swimming in the pool, she had captured a magic fairy and placed it on a deck chair. When she was done swimming she came back to look for her magic fairy. To her horror it had flown away in the breeze. She was beside herself and unconsolable for 20 minutes because magic fairies are hard to catch in the first place. Maybe next time she'll bolt it down with a sturdy rock.
For pictures of the twins in August 2010 click here.
Thank you to everyone that participated in this year's fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis research at UC Davis. With your help we raised a grand total of $4,355. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!