Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Earthworm Rescue

A while back it rained, and after dropping Fin off at school Parker discovered a bunch of worms (whats a group of worms called? ooooh, a CLEW*) a clew of worms that she decided needed to be put back on the dirt. This may be a little long for those who aren't directly related to Parker, but this video so en-captures what life with Parker is like. She has no internal dialogue. She is both intensely focused and easily distracted. She's not squeamish at all. She anthropomorphizes and yet is able to talk about the worm's untimely demise with frankness ("dis one wooks old...Den he's gonna die, right Mom?"). Worms, spiders, scorpions are equally as cute as kittens, otters and babies. She asks me questions, but answers them herself. There's no one like my girl and this is what my daily interaction with her is like. I could never be bored as a stay at home mom...

Earthworm Rescue from The Family Wright on Vimeo.

A video of P rescuing some earthworms from the gutter.

*Am I the only nerd who seriously loves learning what different groups of animals, etc are called? Seriously stoked to add another group name in my brain...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Fin's kindergarten class has a stuffed animal called KinderBunny. And every kid gets the chance to bring KinderBunny home and take him on adventures and then document what KinderBunny did with you. We had KinderBunny over the Thanksgiving break, but because we traveled around a bit, I was too scared to bring him with us anywhere for fear of losing him. Come Monday we had no pictures of KinderBunny and he had been on no other adventures other than being fought over by a four and six year old. So yesterday I told Fin, lets take pictures of you and KinderBunny doing all the things you love to do at home. So we took pictures of Fin and KinderBunny dancing, making funny faces, watching YouTube videos of roller coasters, eating edamame and white rice and having dessert at Yogurtland. These were all Fin's ideas. Flipping through KinderBunny's folder we saw that the other families had done pretty similar stuff, and had printed the pictures out with some text explaining what they did. Some got fancy and put some stickers on the pages. But we're a family thats completely incapable of just doing what everyone else did.

Behold: Griffin and KinderBunny's Excellent Adventure

It should be noted that Fin doesn't get "graded" on this, its just supposed to be a fun little family project. And all the picture ideas and some of the wording were his idea. So the fact that Josh and I took some creative license and amped up the layout and wording is okay (right? right?). ;) And both kids think its high-larious and were reading it to each other all morning. As a project that was meant to be a family thing, I think we succeeded.