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    Archive for September 2010

    Astronomical assistance?

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    Nope, no baby yet. As you can see, our list of birth date predictions is dwindling down (see sidebar on the right with the pink text). Even my own prediction has been come and gone. 3 more days until our due date. But, maybe there is some hope for something happening over the next day or two.

    Two major astronomical occurrences will collide in the next 24 hours. The autumnal equinox, which rings in the beginning of fall will happen at 10:09pm tonight. The harvest moon, which is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox will officially be full at 4:17am tomorrow.

    Full moon + the beginning of fall? Could mean lots of babies being born. We will just have to wait and see!

    Of course, Benjamin's due date actually fell on the summer solstice (6/21/05), but he didn't make his appearance until SIX days later. But, ugh, I won't mention that...

    I'm featured on Ohdeedoh.com

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    One of my favorite design websites, Ohdeedoh.com, recently asked for user submissions about homemade costumes. I couldn't resist sending in Benjamin's robot costume from last year and today they featured it!

    Half an Ironman

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Mike completed his first Half Ironman triathlon distance (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, 13.1 mile run) on Sunday at the Square Lake Triathlon near Stillwater, MN. He and his brother, Joe, both finished strong at the race. Benjamin and I along with family spent all day on Sunday watching and cheering on the athletes. When Mike came past to finish his last 3 miles, Benjamin joined him for a short run. I just had to get a photo of this adorable sight:

    Daddy running with Benjamin

    Kindergarten, finally!

    Thursday, September 09, 2010

    Benjamin had his first big official day of school on Tuesday. He is now our big Kindergartener and is SO excited to be in this year of his schooling. He is still at the same Montessori school as last year, but is now in his Leadership year. He'll be spending lots of time setting an example for and helping the younger kids in his classroom. He also will be taking specialty classes throughout the week in movement, art, music and Spanish.

    It was a big day for all of us - a momentous occasion that we've been looking toward for a long time! You can see the excitement in his face and if Mike and I were in the picture with him, you'd see us beaming. We are so proud!

    First day of school - Kindergarten, September 7, 2010

    The labor race begins...

    Tuesday, September 07, 2010

    We are 18 days away from our due date (9/25) and some of you need to get your picks in for the Great Labor Debate II! Don't forget to leave a comment with your date - before it is too late!

    Great Aunt Marianne: 9/15

    Grandpa Ed: 9/16
    Grandma Chris: 9/17
    Uncle Andy: 9/18 (early am)
    Rae: 9/18
    Aunt Jennifer: 9/19
    Jessica (Mommy): 9/20
    Erin: 9/21
    Aunt Jen: 9/22
    Jamie: 9/23
    Uncle Dan: 9/24
    Great Aunt Monica: 9/25
    Grandpa Bert: 9/26
    Kristen: 9/26
    Mike (Daddy): 9/28
    Aunt Katie: 9/28 (her birthday!)
    Stephanie: 9/29
    Grandma Cindy: 9/30
    Great Aunt Agnes: 10/1