Friday, June 28, 2013


Emmett has gotten good enough at throwing and catching a baseball that we can pull of a reasonable game of pickle with Luke and Henry running the bases.  Fun!

Friday, June 14, 2013


We went to the Clark Planetarium today, and Henry came home with the planets of our solar system more or less memorized in order starting with Pluto*   I guess he did spend a bunch of time running back and forth along the alley with the planets hanging and asking me the names, but I really wasn't expecting him to know all their names.

*He knows it isn't a planet - the planetarium left their scale model of Pluto hanging, though, and replaced it's display sign with one about all the dwarf planets.

Monday, June 03, 2013


Henry is the child most likely to ask when we will be getting new dogs.  Today when he asked, I explained to him a little about how we will probably get greyhounds again, and we need to work with the rescue group to find our dogs.  And then he said this:

Henry: "We should get one greyhound and one not-greyhound."
Me: "What other kind of dog do you think we should get?"
Henry: (pause) "One greyhound and one Zoe."
Me: "Is that because you want a smaller dog, or just because you really liked Zoe?"
Henry: "I liked Zoe."