Category Archives: Firsts

First cuss word?!?

First cuss word?!?

On Monday evening when we were putting Nathan and Anthony down for bed Nathan all of a sudden started saying the F word over and over again.  I told him to stop that it was a bad word and asked where he learned it from.  He said school.  I then asked him who at school told him that. He told us it was his teacher.  But we knew the chances of it being his teacher were pretty slim so we asked him again where he learned it and he told us a kid named “Arthur”.  So on Tuesday morning I took the boys to school and talked to a couple of the teachers that were there asking them to keep an eye on them to not use such language.  Not sure about this new school or “Arthur”…

First Tooth!

First Tooth!

Emily has her first tooth!  A little front/bottom tooth is poking through this morning.  I had a dream last night that Olivia had a tooth (probably because she was unconsolably crying all night and this morning)… but turns out it was Emily!  We’ll try to get a picture soon.

First Solids

First Solids

On Friday the girls had rice cereal for the first time.  I don’t think they are quiet ready for solids yet.  I tried twice, in the morning after I had already fed them and then around lunch time after it had been a few hours since they ate.  Of course they did better when they were hungry and even had their mouths open ready to accept the rice cereal.  But their tongues aren’t cooperating.  They tend to push two thirds of it right back out.  It’s exciting that they’re starting to eat other things.

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…I didn’t get a picture of O on my nice camera, just Emily.

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Making breakfast

Making breakfast

Yesterday and today Nathan has made everyone breakfast.  Yesterday Steve and I came downstairs and Nathan had put out four glasses of orange juice mixed with water, four plates, and on each of the four plates he had put a little pile of blueberries.  He was grinning ear to ear as he happily told us he had made breakfast.  Then this morning Anthony and Nathan made themselves toast and were proudly munching away.

A letter from the President

A letter from the President

The girls each got a letter from the Obamas yesterday.

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It reads, “Welcome to the world!  We know the great joy your proud family must feel, and we are pleased to join in celebrating your arrival.  As you grow and learn, we hope you are blessed with rich experiences, unwavering love, and tremendous opportunity.  May you always dream big dreams.  Sincerely Barack & Michelle Obama”