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“I’m a dangerous girl” and other adventures

April 29th, 2004 · 2 Comments

The joys of the past two days….

  • Looks like Abigail may not have the chicken pox after all. The spots don’t seem to be consistent with what varicella would do. Two days later they are still the same in number and size. We’re not sure what she has. Perhaps, as Katherine noticed, an allergic reaction to her pets?!
  • Seeing Elisabeth meet her A-ma and A-yeh was fun. At first she was shy, but soon she was cuddling with them and handing them books to read . She certainly feels comfortable enough to share her funny faces with her grandparents.
  • Throwing out the food from the fridge after the power outage, gave me a good excuse to go to the store and buy a bouquet of tulips, which I’ve admired. I like the way the vivid red plays against the sterile black and silver of our kitchen.


  • At first I was worried that our “school” schedule has gotten a bit disrupted by all the changes to our routines. But as I watched Abigail demonstrate to her grandparents what she has learned from reading to geography (and after reading in the paper what is happening in the local school district this month) I realized that this week is our WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning = lengthy standardized test) week!
  • It was fun to share almond cookies that I bought in Boston’s Chinatown with Ted’s East Coast parents. They had to come all the way here to have cookies from Boston! (And, yes the cookies were still quite fresh!).
  • Last night after dinner we went outside to play. The girls rode their bikes. Michaela can pedal but she can’t brake. She can go but she can’t stop. Heading down the hill she yelled “Speed limit 70!” before I grabbed her. At age three, she has no fear, laughing as she accelerates. I’m the one who is frightened! When I explained to Ted’s parents that Michaela can’t stop, that she is “dangerous” on a bike, Michaela repeated: “I’m a dangerous girl!”

    So far I feel we are having a lot of fun. Earlier this week was a bit stressful, but since his parents arrived, Ted and I agree that it’s been good. Right now they’re teaching Abigail how to write her name in Chinese. I should go learn too!

    Ted drew this on the Magnadoodle:


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    2 responses so far ↓

    • 1 Anita Rowland // Apr 29, 2004 at 4:41 pm

      helmets on those girls?

    • 2 Julie // May 1, 2004 at 3:39 pm

      Yes, Abigail and Michaela do wear helmets!