Tuesday, March 31, 2015

growing pains

what might hurt most about growing pains is the wallet.
last night true ate 3 hamburgers and a bag of fries.
luca ate 2 hamburgers and a bag of fries (he wanted a third, but thought he'd save it for his lunch).
this morning, true ate 3 bowls of oatmeal which included half a quart of yogurt. he asked for more but we were out.
luca ate 3 pancakes and a bowl of yogurt.  all of it. his belly isn't even big enough to handle that much food!

just thought i'd throw in a pick of luca at his swim lesson. it went swimmingly!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

dad's on vacation

the view from aaron's bike looks nice! and warm!

Sunday, March 22, 2015


we did not get snow this winter....but the spring blossoms almost make up for it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

erin go bragh

luca, so sweet, made a st. patrick's day card for aaron and myself.  attached was a sparkling green clover, which luca thought i should wear so i don't get pinched.
good idea.  so i did.

Friday, March 13, 2015

more science fair!

science fair 2015 was really cool.  i'm always impressed by the projects, particularly the ones that are actually done by the kids themselves (uhm..., pretty easy to tell!).  the theme this year was "body", and while it seemed that only a few got the memo, those that did managed to pull together some interesting exhibits.  one of my faves:

there was even a bag of dead crickets that you could try, located on top of the cricket habitat, where the live ones were busy with their cricket lives....not knowing their eventual doom.  i dared one group of squealing girls to eat a cricket and i'd match them with two.  they thought long and hard about it, but eventually said, no way.  i gave luca the same dare and he just told me i was nuts. i told him that our friend roberta eats crickets and he said she was nuts too. 

true's cool animation project turned out to be a huge hit with adults and kids...there seemed to be a constant small crowd waiting to view the zoetrope.  here he is, explaining his project to the judge:
i was really proud of him in this moment....he seemed to be comfortable with his presentation.

luca's project, body stuff looks icky, was a parent and science teacher favorite with all the slides to view with the microscope  of fun things like boogers, ear wax, fingernails, etc...
luca held onto my hand tightly during his presentation to the judge, but eventually he relaxed and became his usual animated self.  i cried, of course, and missed the opportunity to take a picture. 
here are a few of the photos he did use on his project board:
titled "mucus", not "boogers", to be more scientific about it

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sci Fair, 2015

big projects, big year.....luca gets to participate in the science fair!  go team erbeck....these projects will take a village for sure.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

jump! jump!

i use a jump rope to get my heart rate going at least 3-4 times a week, working on perfecting double unders .  i bought some extra ropes for some of my co-workers, so we could jump together on lunch break.  only, the ropes were way too small.  so guess who benefits from that mistake?!!!!

jumping for 30 minutes was no issue for them.  true is pretty close to nailing double unders, but aside from that, he has a slew of other tricks he can do (and i just trip all over myself).  luca is learning to use his wrists, instead of his arms, and the kid is a jumping machine.

Monday, March 2, 2015

post haircuts

i can see their eyes again!