Friday, January 27, 2012

I was thinking "cat" and "hat"...

Mali's homework for today included the instructions "draw two pictures of words that rhyme and label them".  Her choices?  "princess" and "incense". Can't wait to hear what her teacher thinks of that.

Monday, January 23, 2012

One Month Old!

Delaney Fay, better known as our Delaney Cakes, has already hit the big one month mark.  We pulled Winnie-the-Pooh out of retirement for the occasion.  Laney is as sweet as ever these days.  She loves to be cuddled and held and other than the still regular night wakings she's pretty low-maintenance.  Her sisters adore her and even seem to handle the days when our sleep-deprived, space-cadet days in stride.  We are just all so glad she's her and she's ours.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Five quick takes for the weekend

1)  Quote of the week, by Brinnly:  "I'm the brains of this outfit".  WHERE does she get this stuff?  I have a hunch it has to do with the Junie B. Jones books she listens to during quiet time

2) Anyone want to go the Carnegie Science Center with us?  Natural History Museum?  Art Museum?  Andy Warhol Museum?  We just bought a membership to all three.  Woo-hoo! 

3)  We went to our first fundraiser spaghetti dinner at the girls' school last night.  We'll forever remember it as the "night our eldest left our table to sit with her classmates". Good thing we still had a group of daughters to keep us company.

4) Delaney is trying really hard to smile.  She honestly works at stretching her chubby cheek muscles into the expression she wants. It's about the cutest thing ever.

5) Carrigan is closer than ever to potty training.  As if often the case with kids, she's picked up the slack in that department right around the time that we decide it's not worth us putting in the effort right now.  Not ideal timing for us (our hands are currently pretty full) but we'll take it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday Update

 It's been good to get back to routine around here.  School, work, etc.  Delaney is fitting into that groove very well.  Brinnly and Carrigan also seem to be playing better now in the mornings at Mali is at school.

That being said, I hope there are special rewards in heaven for people that bring new parents meals and offer play dates for big sisters.  Speaking of big sisters, ours were pretty proud to show off Delaney at Kindergarten and preschool the other day.  She was a hit.

Friday, January 06, 2012

God's Own Child...Delaney Fay Ward

Our littlest one was baptized on New Year's Day at our dear church, First Trinity. Like her sisters, Delaney wore the baptismal gown that Grandma Deni made her from the material of my confirmation dress.  Laney's godparents are Matt & Erica Wilson who we originally met in Lutheran Student Fellowship at the same church.  They (and their little sweetheart son Johnny and baby #2 expected this summer) now live in Hanover, PA which thankfully is close enough for a weekend trip to Pittsburgh.  Jonathan is actually Matt's godfather as Matt was baptized and confirmed at First Trinity as an adult several years ago. 

Big Sister Carrigan did not let a baptism distract her from the current task at hand--potty-training.

(Like any good Pittsburgh fan, Delaney then came home for naps and changed into her Steeler gear.)
Since the holiday, weather, and overall travel logistics made it too hard for most of our family to be there, we look forward to have a "Affirmation of Baptism" ceremony (and party!) for Delaney in Michigan in February.  Details to come.  We'd love to have you join us.