November 22, 2016Filed under micro#catechism#ellie#family#parentingMarkdown source

My 4-year-old is in her room by herself during her rest time… reciting the first question and answer from the Heidelberg Catechism. #winning

June 02, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#family#travelMarkdown source

I think our day trip to the beach was a success. At dinner, Ellie said, “This was the best day ever!”

April 10, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#spaceMarkdown source

After we watched the installation, Ellie said, “Next time the space ship comes out, can we watch?” Of course I said yes.

April 10, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#spaceMarkdown source

Watching the SpaceX with my four-year-old. This is amazing.

April 06, 2016Filed under micro#ellieMarkdown source

Ellie just spotted a bald eagle out our back window. How cool is that?

April 02, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#family#kateMarkdown source

Eventually, my daughters are going to discover that I am not, in fact, cool. I’m going to enjoy it as long as it lasts.

March 30, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#spaceMarkdown source

A really splendid moment this evening: I looked up just as we got out of our car after small group, and got to see the ISS pass overhead (and showed Ellie!).

March 06, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#familyMarkdown source

Ellie: “Yeah, then I’ll be ready for kindergarten!

“… What’s kindergarten?”

March 05, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#family#kateMarkdown source

I am increasingly persuaded that there is a law of the universe which states: On any morning in which parents intend to sleep in at all, their children will awaken early, and with an overabundance of energy.

February 24, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#familyMarkdown source

Jaimie put on a recording of “All I Have is Christ.” And Ellie is singing along. I think my brain might explode from the wonderfulness.

October 04, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#familyMarkdown source

Ellie has invented her first totally-original (as opposed to borrowed from a TV show) imaginary friend. Her name, apparently, is “Ballerina”.

August 28, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#musicMarkdown source

Last night as we were coming home from dinner with friends, the CD changer switched from one album to the next and Ellie delightedly said, “What’s this? Pride and Prejudice!” Cuteness overload.

August 10, 2015Filed under micro#ellieMarkdown source

Just a few minutes ago, I heard Ellie singing a song that mashed together “Let It Go” with something about munchkins. People who know me well know where the munchkins bit came from. “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!” Jaimie immediately opined. 😏

August 08, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#family#kateMarkdown source

Ellie and Kate consistently get up half an hour to an hour earlier on Saturday mornings than any other day of the week. Coincidentally—or is it?—Saturday is also the only day we try to sleep in. It’s like they know, and plot against us!

August 07, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#jaimie#software developmentMarkdown source

Quote of the week (3-year-old Ellie talking to her mom, who has been learning Python): “Mommy! I have a function for you!”

August 04, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#family#kate#podcastingMarkdown source

A minute ago, Ellie asked me to play with her and Kate. I started to answer, “No, I need to finish publishing Winning Slowly.” Then I remembered: putting that first would be pretty much exactly the opposite of Winning Slowly.

July 06, 2015Filed under micro#ellieMarkdown source

Me: I’m really delighted by the big girl you’re growing into, Ellie, and I love you so much!
Ellie: I really love my magazine!

Snow Days and Friends Moving

March 14, 2015Filed under blog#ellie#family#jaimie#kateMarkdown source

The State of Our Family in Early 2015

February 10, 2015Filed under blog#ellie#family#jaimie#kateMarkdown source


March 20, 2014Filed under blog#ellie#familyMarkdown source