Friday, November 19, 2010

Most Saturday mornings, Tian makes the kids breakfast. Their usual fare is a "toad in a hole" which is an egg fried in the center of a piece of bread. You can see a picture here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Karen was emptying her lunchbox and handed me the following note. She said, "I don't get it." I read it and said, "I think Daddy wrote this one for his own entertainment. It was late when he made your lunch."

She asked Tian to write her a note that she "gets" next time. The poor little girl got this one the next day:

She told me that she "barely got it."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dewey is Karen's beloved stuffed mouse. He looks pretty young...for now.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dried Cherries

Grammie was nice enough to send us some dried cherries. Karen kept bringing them home unopened. Tian gave her a friendly reminder to eat them.

And then he gave her a not-so-friendly reminder.

She then explained that she couldn't open the container by herself.


We have had many discussions about not saying mean things or using potty talk. When Karen got the note below, she was mostly concerned that she couldn't see a handle on the toilet.

We bought Karen this to use as a nightlight in her room. She loves it, but can you think of a worse name for a kid's toy than "Uncle Milton's Moon in My Room?"


Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is a great love of 80% of our family.

It turns out he didn't have to worry about her eating too many at once; she wasn't eating them at all.

A reference to Karen's summertime lunch of choice: noodles with grated cheese.

Karen and I both found the above note to be a little disturbing.

Tian's attempt to get Karen to actually EAT the sandwich he made for her. If I recall correctly, she ate half her sandwich that day. Little steps...

And Then They Started To Get Interesting

The Next Days

Karen came home from her second day of first grade and told me, "Daddy thinks I'm in Kindergarten." Oops! He made up for it the next day.

The First Day of School

At the beginning of the school year, Tian offered to make Karen's lunch every day. There was no way I was going to turn down that offer! On her first day, he put a note in her lunch box, of course. He did it again on the second day and the third day... The lunch box notes were too cute and clever to throw away, so I decided to share them on this blog. Enjoy!