Archive: September 2009

Bella Helps Wash the Car

Bella eschewed her nap today. About fifteen minutes after Dom put her down she was out again declaring she was hungry. Since she seems to be fine missing a nap now and then, only sleeping every third day or so, we decided to let her get up. And so...

The Not So Quiet Sophie

In which I read The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle and Sophie chimes in.

The Very Quiet Cricket from Domenico Bettinelli on Vimeo.

She gets quite animated at that “sound,” doesn’t she?

O My Strength

O my Strength, it is you to whom I turn,
for you, O God, are my stronghold,
the God who shows me love.

—Psalm 59

Why I Love My Mom

I got an envelope in the mail today. A big greeting card-sized envelope. From my mom. On the back flap was a note in my mom’s handwriting: “a wee bit delayed.” Ah, how like my mom, I thought. A birthday card a month late, almost to...

Better Than the Playground

The original plan for today was to go to the playground.

For obvious reasons I can’t get out of the driveway. They’re replacing the water main on our street.

But I don’t think the girls mind… too much.

Say Sophie

I’ve been trying to get Sophia to say her own name for a while. This week she finally decided to give it a go. I just adore her lisping pronunciation.

Say Sophie from Domenico Bettinelli on Vimeo.
Isn’t she just the cutest thing?

Full Hands, Full Heart

We went to Target this morning. Ben was almost out of diapers and there were quite a few other things to stock up on. I remember how just a couple of weeks ago this prospect scared me. Now it’s just a matter of logistical planning: I need to...

Story Time with Isabella

I gave Bella some pieces of tissue paper to play with this morning. (I’m finally writing thank you notes for Benedict’s baptismal presents, which means finally pulling the presents out of the gift bags. Thus the tissue paper from the...

All About Ben

Hard to believe that Ben will be 8 weeks tomorrow. He sure is getting big.

And he’s smiling. Oh is he smiling. What wonderful, wonderful, glowing grins.

I am so very in love.