Monday, September 22, 2014

Organized Chaos

Your Mum bought you the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos."

A predictable cacophony of noise ensued as you both pounded away on the lever on the hippos back. I thought things might descend in to chaos, but you were both so happy to play together.

Cora, after playing, you did your homework at the kitchen counter. It didn't take long to do your homework, so we looked through some schoolwork your teacher sent home. It's fair to say you've had a great start to the school year, since your work was outstanding.

Louise, during a few games, you decided it was more appropriate to feed your hippo by hand. It was adorable and funny, since you would grab the high-scoring yellow ball every time. Your class at daycare is taking a field trip to Boxerwood Gardens tomorrow. You spent some time there during the summer at a half-day camp, but tomorrow will be your first visit with your class...and your first trip on a school bus.

I don't know why such a normal afternoon should make me so happy.  Thank you.

I love you,


  1. As I wrote today about my best friend who died of ALS 10 years ago, " ...would want us to remember that life is at it's best in the small moments..." Enjoy them.

  2. how darling of you to be keeping records of these memories for your kids to enjoy when they are older! even if you weren't dealing with als, this would still be such a special and precious thing to be doing. smiles all around!

  3. Tony,
    Your love of your family is a beautiful thing to share.