Saturday, September 25, 2010

First Lost Tooth

And even though it seems like these teeth broke through just yesterday, one fell out this afternoon.

Margot swallowed it while eating her lunch. Oops.

Now that I think about it, those teeth came is exactly 5 years ago. I specifically remember noticing her first teeth (the two front bottom teeth) in mid-September 2005.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Morning at the zoo is the very best time to go

Margot and I woke up early on Saturday morning and went to the zoo. We were there by 9am. It was the very best time to go - all of the animals (except the panda) were awake and fresh and enjoying the cool morning air. The animals were active - taking baths, climbing trees, and looking generally cute and cuddly.

The panda, however, likes to sleep in. Here he is, snoozing away at the edge of his panda habitat at 9:30am.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The early bird gets the worm

This morning Margot was up and dressed before 7am. Not to brag or anything, but M has always been a terrific sleeper. The only days she wakes early are when she is sick. Even on Christmas morning we can count on her to sleep in a bit. An early and motivated awakening is highly unusual for Margot.

But today she puttered around bright and early. She got dressed, made her bed (!), put her hair in a pony tail, and tied her sneakers. When I went downstairs at 7:10 to make her breakfast and pack her lunch, she had beat me to it. She was spreading cream cheese on an already toasted bagel. Wow.

"Oh, and mommy," she said. "There is a little science experiment in the freezer. Please don't touch it."

Curious but not alarmed, I opened the freezer. There was a plate of silver glitter glue with Hershey's syrup squeezed on top of it. I shut the door and said not a word.

I am not sure what the hypothesis is for that experiment, but I am sure I will find out this afternoon.