My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A New Skill

Here is what is going on here today.


Simon has learned that he can stand up.  AND he can applaud for himself at the same time!

This morning the whole family was gathered around watching him and cheering for him.   No fighting, no teasing, no complaining.  For a few minutes it was just everyone smiling, cheering, and being proud of their brother.

Families are a good plan.


  1. We all need a standing ovation now and again -- how great for us to learn from his example!

  2. YAY! What a cute big fun to have a perfect family moment amidst all the choas!