Photos from the zoo

Wild animals
Helena obsessed with a dead snake.

Butterflies
Helena looking at a skeleton head of an ox. She feels bad for anything that is dead, even if it is hundreds of years old. She wanted to know if the ox was nice. I told her that I wasn’t really sure, but oxen are usually nice animals.

Bill Clinton in the house!

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Dad and Liam
HELP!!!
Prarie dogs
Liam before…..
….and after bumping his head.

Playing Together

This could be one of those books without any words … just write the story yourself. It all began with Liam knocking over her “castle”, which is just a bunch of Lego blocks stacked upon each other. I told Liam to put it back together, but Helena wanted to do it. So I told Liam to let Helena do it if she wanted to since he was the “bad boy”.

Some More Photos

First, the tooth has been fixed:


Our bikeride on the greenway

Helena and Liam playing with their trains.


Liam painting himself


Helena and Liam attacking an entire watermelon.

Helena before going to see Pippi Longstocking.


Liam just acting silly.

Breaking the Law with Pop-pop-pop

I took Helena to the lake during a school day because our school has a day there every year for a service day. Since Liam wouldn’t make it through the afternoon without his nap, he was left at daycare.

I put Helena in Liam’s seat just for fun when we went back to get Liam once the program was over.

After picking Liam up, she wanted to get into Liam’s seat again. I explained to her why she couldn’t.

Me (to Helena): Liam is still too small to sit in your seat, so he has to sit in his. So you have to sit on your own.

Helena: Why can’t we switch?

Me: Because you can’t sit in your seat until you weigh 30 pounds, and Liam doesn’t weigh that much yet. But he will pretty soon, that is why I bought another one of your seats. And if the police saw Liam in that seat, daddy could get into trouble because it is unsafe. (Pointing to front seat). And you won’t be able to sit up there until you are really big.

Helena (after a long pause): Uh oh.

Me: What’s wrong?

Helena: Remember that time that Pop-pop-pop took me in his funny car? I rode in the front seat.

Me: I know, pop-pop didn’t know.

Helena: Yeah, he could have gotten in a lot of trouble.

Me: Yes, I suppose he could have.