Friday, August 15, 2008


It is a question with which, I am so conflicted. I so love that my children are curious but really, really, does it have to be asked quite so often? After I just blurted out "because I said so" to my son, a phrase I swore in my pre-parenthood days I'd never say (like I said I was never getting a minivan), I had to remind myself that I am happy they feel so comfortable to ask "why?" so often. I am hoping I will feel better about them asking "why?" when they have used this tool to understand complex chemistry in about 10 years.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Red, White & Blue, The Union Jack, and the Crimson and Yellow Stars

Wow, we realized that our family has three home teams for the 2008 Olympics. Of course the USA but we can also add Great Britian for SJ and China for Cici! What fun! I hope all of you have been able to catch lots of the events this weekend. The opening ceremonies were emotional for me. This is Cici's homeland. This is where she is now. I am so proud of the Chinese for putting on such an amazing Olympics so far. Their facilities and architecture are crazy cool and I love getting to see so much of Cici's birthplace.