Category Archives: Spreadsheetmom Tweets

Twitter: February 20

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2010 6:54 AM
Calvin woke up early today. For breakfast he’s having Holiday Bean Soup and Cherry Peach Quinoa.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2010 7:05 AM
Calvin seems cranky today. Maybe he would have felt better if he slept later . . .


2013

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2013 1:33 PM
I was hoping to go on a walk this afternoon but work got too interesting. I guess that’s a blessing and a curse.


2015

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2015 12:24 PM
Yea! Crib mattress has arrived and it’s firm enough for an infant!


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2016 7:02 AM
Last night we learned it is normal in some places to put ketchup on pizza.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2016 5:52 PM
Ok . . . Calvin now requires ketchup on his pizza, complaining it’s too plain otherwise.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2016 5:53 PM
I guess it’s good he adapts well (sometimes) to other ways to eat food?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2016 8:31 PM
I’m looking at elementary schools. Our attendance area school has 1 hr less per day of school (8:25-2:30).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2016 8:31 PM
I can get behind a later start but not so excited by an earlier pickup.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2016 8:55 PM
I’m getting a bit of culture shock looking into schools. “All classes at Monroe visit the library at least every other week.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2016 8:55 PM
Every _other_ week!!?


2017

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2017 3:46 PM
Julian is happily playing in the rain.
Julian, dressed in a blue one-piece rain suit, in the rain in the backyard.


2022

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 20, 2022 8:25 PM
We have arrived home!

Twitter: February 19

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2010 7:44 AM
Today for breakfast Calvin gets broccoli & carrots and blueberries & cottage cheese.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2010 9:01 AM
I was hoping the snow might have melted enough I could take Calvin outside but it hasn’t.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2010 9:02 AM
I’m afraid if I take him on just a walk we’ll have a repeat of last Friday when I inadvertently messed up his nap schedule.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2010 9:09 AM
Calvin is trying to walk with his truck walker and is alternatively ecstatic when it works right and furious when it doesn’t.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2010 9:10 AM
He seems to have particular trouble turning it the way he wants it to go. Apparently mommy and daddy have a smaller turn radius.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2010 6:10 PM
For supper Calvin had Adzuki Miso Wakame soup and Apricot Pear Peach Oatmeal. With dried mangos and cheerios for dessert.


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2011 8:30 AM
I think it’s Calvin’s fault I dreamed about trains last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2011 8:55 AM
It’s really amazing how much stuff I need to take for Calvin with me to just handle 9 hours away from the house.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2011 7:39 PM
We’re finally home. I’m exhausted.


2014

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2014 9:39 AM
I don’t understand. How can I have possibly avoided being infect with toxoplasmosis up till now? I’ve had cats forever.

2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2016 7:31 AM
Today’s battle: whether Calvin is capable of buttoning and unbuttoning his pants.


2020

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2020 5:13 PM
Julian’s ABC song somehow transformed into, still with him singing the ABC tune, “And if you hug me I will say don’t hug me!” So, definitely my child.


2021

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2021 10:59 AM
I’m sorry but a garage that is “Finished Inside and is Fully Insulated with 10ft Ceilings” is still a garage and I do not want to make it my living/family room.


2022

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 19, 2022 10:52 AM
I’m am instructing Calvin in the appropriate way to wash my (and probably his) hair and he has a deer in headlights look on his face.

Twitter: February 18

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2010 7:19 AM
Calvin is eating garbanzo pot pie (minus the mushroom soup and crust) for breakfast.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2010 9:15 AM
Calvin doesn’t want to go down for his morning nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2010 4:10 PM
My brain has gone from fuzzy to completely incoherent. Not sure why, actually got a reasonable amount of sleep last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2010 6:02 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed walking with the push toys today!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2010 6:02 PM
For supper he had sweet potato and cherries.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2010 7:21 PM
I have a babysitter for when I play at church this week!


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2011 2:21 PM
Just finished making paneer for the first time since Calvin was born.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2011 4:31 PM
Calvin started walking backwards today. It’s the first time I’ve seen him do it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2011 4:32 PM
From daycare: “Calvin sat on my lap and listened to lots of books this morning.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2011 8:15 PM
Our new toothbrushes have arrived and my teeth finally feel clean again. What did we do before electronic toothbrushes?


2014

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2014 5:23 PM
I’ve run out of places to put all the library books we brought home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2014 5:40 PM
@version2_1 I am not a children’s librarian. If I were, perhaps I could read to children who don’t exist yet.


2015

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2015 8:13 AM
Baby stuff is definitely starting to take over our room.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2015 9:31 AM
I seem to be hungry all the time but I’m not feeling like healthy food :(


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2016 4:09 PM
We just saw a bald eagle fly over our house.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2016 5:41 PM
Julian has a skinned knee from walking outside.


2017

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2017 7:08 PM
I’m unpacking boxes and just found our 1984. Though, as others have said, a different dystopia is probably more appropriate


2019

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2019 6:26 PM
Tonight we had lemon ice cream! https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/minimal-monday-fresh-lemon-ice-cream/
(We’re still trying to use up the Instacart mistake that garnered us 3 bottles of lemon juice instead of 3 lemons.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2019 6:56 PM
Julian is squirting water at himself and then shrieking.


2021

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2021 9:48 AM
Yay!!
Twitter Screenshot: Kingfisher & Wombat @UrsulaV · Feb 18, 2021 A little gnole tells me that you can pre-order the ebook of PALADIN’S STRENGTH! (Yes, there will be print, yes, there will be other places to order, links as they become available.) https://amazon.com/dp/B08WWKXXVY/...


2022

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 18, 2022
I see home builders are leaning in. This home has a “remote learning” room identified on floor plans. Also, “Office 2”. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4109-Salt-Point-Way-Rancho-Cordova-CA-95742/2066981100_zpid/
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Twitter: February 17

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 7:19 am
Calvin made noises around 5 but didn’t actually wake up till closer to 6:30 :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 7:19 AM
Last night I had a dream that Calvin went straight from crawling to running around the house.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 7:27 AM
Calvin is eating broccoli!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 7:33 AM
Calvin is also having tomato bean soup for breakfast.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 7:45 AM
We’re finishing Calvin’s breakfast off with blueberries for dessert.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 9:33 AM
We went outside for a bit and Calvin had fun playing with his truck walker.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 1:32 PM
Configured RedLaser iPhone app to scan ISBNs and search High Plain’s library catalog: http://bit.ly/9rr0zf

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 5:39 PM
Ms K at daycare commented that Calvin is getting cuddlier and I think she’s right.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2010 6:03 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed playing with stacking rings today”


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2011 4:20 PM
From daycare: “Calvin is getting more interested in any art project we do – will stay with it a little longer now.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2011 5:07 PM
Almost packed for book club. I wonder what I’m forgetting this time.


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2016 9:48 AM
I’m fondly remembering the days when we thought $1200/month for infant daycare was expensive.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2016 3:43 PM
Julian walking with his new shoes.
11 month Julian, dressed in a striped fleece, toddling in front of a backyard gate.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2016 11:19 PM
It’s really not a good sign when @calvinsdad goes to bed before I do. Hoping Julian has a good night.


2022

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 17, 2022 1:06 PM
Hm, this sounds like a good approach. At the moment I mainly have people asking about the Seattle property we no longer own so I just act very confused and they give up. (Turns out this is one of the special cases where they will stop contacting you if you respond.)
Tweet: Kingfisher & Wombat @UrsulaV Feb 17, 2022 Sometimes I like to amuse myself with real estate speculators. Below is a screenshot of a text message which is from phone number +1 (919) 439-2314. The text message was sent on 3:58 PM and the message says Hey not sure if you got my last message but I called about a property on. Then, there is a line hiding the address.  The response is in a green background with white text and says: It's from 1900 and unsuitable for human habitation. There is no plumbing. The fireplace has fallen off the building. The outhouse sank into a hole. I will take three million dollars and it doesn't come with the acreage.

Twitter: February 16

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2010 7:31 AM
Calvin got up waay to early this morning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2010 7:26 AM
Today for breakfast, Calvin gets Quinoa Peaches and Banana Strawberry Tofu.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2010 11:41 AM
SD claims I found a new bug in HIP :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2010 5:37 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed touching a stuffed cow.”


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2011 8:03 AM
@calvinsdad was explaining to Calvin that he needed to leave to go to work. Calvin’s response, “No wok!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2011 4:03 PM
It’s glorious outside today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2011 4:04 PM
We just got back from the park where I believe Calvin engaged in his first ever pretend sword fight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2011 4:06 PM
I wish I knew how to convince Calvin NOT to carry his potty bowl to me when it’s full . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2011 4:10 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed making waves in his ‘ocean bottle’ today!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2011 6:13 PM
When we were at the park this afternoon the sun went behind a cloud and Calvin immediately pointed at the sky and said, “Light on!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2011 6:31 PM
UOPs on DVDs are evil. FBI warnings are one thing but I don’t believe Calvin should be watching commercials on DVDs.


2015

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2015 4:50 PM
I went on a truly epic shopping trip today. Success in most areas except maternity clothes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2015 4:50 PM
I’m not sure what the point of maternity clothes is if I look just as attractive in @calvinsdad’s large t-shirts.


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2016 4:49 PM
Julian has shoes and a potty!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2016 4:50 PM
Also . . . Julian can open the “baby-proofed” cabinet under the sink. This will need to be explored some more.


2017

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2017 8:15 AM
Missed correct Caltrain train due to BART problems. However, normal train broke down and my later train now picking up their passengers.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2017 8:16 AM
Unfortunately, I forgot to charge my computer last night and didn’t bring the charger today :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2017 7:32 PM
Life is better with oiled hinges.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2017 7:32 PM
Particularly when these hinges are on the baby’s door.

2019

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2019 11:57 PM
Julian’s having fun with water.
Julian aiming a water canon across the artificial pond at the Pacific Science Center.


2020

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 16, 2020 4:38 PM
Julian is attempting to play minigolf.
Julian, in a tie-dye shirt and white sun hat, holding a golf putter with his right hand and trying to get a golf ball into a hole.

Twitter: February 15

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 6:42 AM
Calvin woke up early again.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 6:43 AM
For Calvin’s breakfast: Lentil soup followed by cherries & amaranth

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 10:40 AM
Calvinsdad took care of Calvin for a bit so I could take a nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 11:16 AM
Off to the park with Calvin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 12:15 PM
For lunch, Calvin is having strawberry & banana tofu.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 12:20 PM
Calvin has figured out how to suck his cheeks in and pucker his lips.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 12:33 PM
Calvinsdad’s purchase of a plane ticket within India caused a hold to be put on our Visa. I suppose it’s nice they pay attention :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 12:35 PM
Bananas are great, they override the flavor of a variety of foods :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 1:11 PM
I tried to feed Calvin his formula in a sippy cup and this didn’t work very well.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2010 4:59 PM
Went to Once Upon a Child and bought Calvin some more 12 month stuff. Also swung by Target and picked up a shirt for $0.75.


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2011 7:43 AM
Calvin awoke 1 1/2 hrs early and now is extremely cranky and clingy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2011 4:03 PM
We saw a double stroller in the park today. One side had a child and the other side had a dog.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2011 4:08 PM
From daycare: “Calvin painted with black and white at the easel this morning.”


2012

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2012 4:54 PM
Given our current cat bills, I wonder what Clifford (as in, the Big Red dog) must cost to maintain.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2012 7:05 PM
Calvin enjoyed watching a crane help build houses from out the window in daycare.


2013

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2013 8:17 AM
Preschool is closed today so Calvin is going to be home while I try to work. Should be interesting.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2013 8:17 AM
I’ve started out our entertainment today by pulling boxes out of the basement in hopes he can amuse himself for a bit with them.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2013 12:23 PM
Oh dear, now Calvin is playing with the railing by climbing up on the outside of it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2013 12:23 PM
Apparently his prior adventures have not impressed on him that this is a bad idea. Though, it does remind me of my brother . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2013 8:12 PM
This afternoon I laid down on Calvin’s bed, closed my eyes, and next thing I knew I was being trussed up with string like Gulliver.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2013 8:13 PM
When asked, Calvin hastened to assure me that this was to keep me safe and prevent me from “falling off the bed.”


2014

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2014 7:34 AM
It’s 50 degrees outside and the snow is almost all gone. If I get ambitious, maybe we’ll have another park day. Maybe not too.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2014 7:36 AM
For the record, I approve of pills that decide to sugar coat the outside. Makes it much easier to swallow them without a disgusting taste.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2014 12:20 PM
That was a much colder park visit than I was led to expect. The temp dropped after breakfast.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2014 1:21 PM
Yet another park: https://kiesa.festing.org/wordpress/2014/02/15/wonderland-lake-park-boulder-co/

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2014 3:25 PM
What to do with leftover breakfast crepes? Masala crepes for lunch :)


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2016 8:47 PM
I want a self-cleaning house.


2018

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2018 7:12 PM
Well, that was weird. Calvin was eating his supper fine, got to the sweet potatoes, ate them, and then threw them up. Only the sweet potatoes. Seems fine now.


2021

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2021 11:49 AM
We have arrived at the rocks!
Calvin sitting under the outcrop of a large rock. The rock is pitted with large holes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2021 1:51 PM
Here’s Julian in his cave. (His had worse cell reception so it’s only getting posted now that we’re home.)
Julian in a cave-like rock formation. The rocks are very pitted. Julian is in a blue rain gear and is holding his hands out on either side, pussibly to catch drips.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2021 1:54 PM
It was raining steady the entire time we were there but the upside of that was there was only one other family on the rocks.

Also, I promised the kids hot chocolate once we got home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2021 2:11 PM
Why do people with hard water install glass shower doors?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2021 4:54 PM
One of my oven mitts has developed a hole :( (@calvinsdad and I think we might have gotten them as wedding presents so they have had a pretty decent run.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 15, 2021 6:52 PM
I feel that this real estate ad pairs well with the Saturday Night Live Zillow obsession parody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCszr3x77jk

(For context, it’s this house: https://www.zillow.com/homes/512-Centennial-St-SANTA-CRUZ,-CA-95060_rb/16105119_zpid/)

Twitter: February 14

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2010 4:23 PM
Calvinsdad and I just got back getting lunch, tea, and chocolate in Boulder while Calvin was babysat.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2010 4:23 PM
Now Calvin and I are going to go grocery shopping.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2010 6:19 PM
Back from the grocery store. Now @calvinsdad is giving Calvin a bath while I unload and make supper.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2010 9:24 PM
I haven’t bought many books since Calvin was born. To make up for lost time, I’m getting $30 of books for Calvin and $100 for me.


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2011 4:51 PM
Just got back from Calvin’s Valentine party. It was pretty fun. I’m starting to know who the parents are.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2011 5:48 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed our Valentine Celebrations today.”


2012

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2012 7:42 AM
I have this dream that at some point we’re going to run out of things we want to get rid of.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2012 4:42 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun making a heart buddy.”


2013

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2013 3:33 PM
Calvin is very upset at me because I “forgot” to pick up his valentine since he didn’t “remind” (i.e. tell me about it) until we got home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2013 5:40 PM
I must confess, when Calvin asked if I wanted a candy cane, I didn’t realize he meant a literal one.


2014

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2014 3:58 PM
I have figured out a way to reduce Calvin’s screen time: require the Legos be picked up before he can watch anything.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2014 9:20 PM
Calvin and I took a side trip to the park yesterday: https://kiesa.festing.org/wordpress/2014/02/13/harlow-platts-community-park-boulder-co/


2015

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2015 6:42 AM
2.1 appears to have gone through a hiccuping fit.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2015 8:10 AM
Calvin appears to be hoarding all the scotch tape in the house.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2015 8:24 AM
I can’t figure out if I’ve just stopped having as many contractions in 3rd vs 2nd trimester or if I’m no longer noticing them.


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2016 10:47 AM
The house is a complete disaster but the china cabinet, 1 lg bookcase, and treadmill are now in the garage.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2016 11:02 AM
Also, @calvinsdad fixed our bathroom floor so it now looks beautiful :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2016 11:22 AM
The Eos is definitely a kid approve chair: snuggle with mommy while twirling like a merry-go-round.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2016 4:56 PM
I think the family room is almost finished from a house selling/staging perspective.


2021

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2021 7:30 PM
Every so often I ask the internet to explain to me why often there is no door between the master bedroom and the master bedroom and I have yet to see a reasonable explanation.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 14, 2021 7:30 PM
We currently don’t have a door between our bedroom and bathroom and I think we’re really lucky that this is the first time in most our married life that @calvinsdad and I are getting up at roughly the same time.

Twitter: February 13

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2010 7:26 AM
Calvin slept fairly well last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2010 9:08 AM
Off for a loooong day at church. We have to stay for potluck because I have praise practice afterwards.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2010 7:25 PM
Today actually went pretty well. Debbi watched Calvin while we practiced at church and he took a nap for her.


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2011 3:11 PM
Calvin refused to fall asleep on the way to Costco but did fall asleep on the way back.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2011 3:44 PM
I cannot believe I forgot to set my phone to vibrate while sitting in the car with Calvin sleeping. Fortunately, he’s gone back to sleep.


2012

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2012 6:49 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun working on puzzles.”


2015

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2015 8:09 AM
Calvin is refusing breakfast because he doens’t like his choices. Given this is not a school day, I’m allowing this and crossing my fingers.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2015 8:53 AM
Calvin just voluntarily read a book! One of @version2_1’s, Moo Baa La La La by Sandry Boynton.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2015 8:54 AM
Maybe my secret plan to have Calvin read the same picture book over and over again to 2.1, instead of us, will work.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2015 12:10 PM
Calvin survived till lunch without breakfast. Can’t decide if this is a good natural consequence or the start of a bad habit.


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2016 7:49 AM
Giving Julian French Toast for breakfast. We’ll see how it goes . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2016 7:49 AM
He doesn’t get the whipped cream though.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2016 9:00 AM
Hm, Julian hasn’t indicated an interest in first nap yet.


2019

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2019 8:00 AM
The bus situation looks grim. Everyone appears to be going to work today but buses still on snow routes so the capacity is messed up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2019 8:13 AM
Decided to cut my losses and walk to the Aurora bridge. Definitely the right move. On a bus and even have a seat!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2019 8:15 AM
Though, I’m not positive which bus . . . I saw a bus, ran, did some minor ignoring of crosswalk signals, and dove in. I have faith it’s going downtown.


2021

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2021 9:54 AM
Calvin is evaluating the “integrity” of my muffins.


2022

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 13, 2022 5:00 PM
There were so many flowers in the bouquet @calvinsdad ordered for Valentine’s Day I ended up with two vases full of flowers :)
Roses and misc other flowers arranged in a blue vase.

Flower arrangement in glass vase.

Twitter: February 12

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 7:39 AM
For breakfast today Calvin is having applesauce quinoa and tofu banana.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 7:40 AM
(We also tried red bell pepper peas with the same reaction as yesterday)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 8:23 AM
Calvin is enthusiastically chasing Willow.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 9:45 AM
I discovered that Calvin can sleep in his Beco carrier.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 9:46 AM
This is a mixed blessing as I inadvertently messed up his nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 5:15 PM
Calvin did take a 1/2 hr nap at daycare so his total napping time today is now 40 min.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 6:00 PM
I went to Calvin’s daycare party today and hung out for a bit. He was sleepy/cranky but it was still fun.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2010 6:01 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed playing with music today!”


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2011 3:21 PM
Sabbath school was a little strange today. All the children were cranky and insisting that they be cuddled by their parents.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2011 3:21 PM
Calvin took almost a 2 hr nap in the car this afternoon.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2011 6:26 PM
After stealing my Brussel sprouts, Calvin abandoned me to go sit on @calvinsdad’s lap and steal his.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2011 8:20 PM
Calvin had a lot of fun playing in his bubble bath this evening.


2015

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2015 4:09 PM
Crazy day at work but I think I’m finally done.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2015 4:10 PM
@calivsdad is joking I’m trying to get enough comp time to extend maternity leave till July.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2015 9:21 PM
Cloth diapers have really changed since Calvin was born.


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2016 9:49 AM
We have milk and orange juice so @calvinsdad can come home now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2016 5:12 PM
Ok, that was a week. I’m going to try very hard to rest now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2016 5:25 PM
I think it’s cookie time!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2016 5:57 PM
Note to self: dishwashers are not standard even in single-family SF homes . . .


2017

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2017 11:07 AM
We’re at the zoo!
Calvin standing in front of a large spider picture so it looks like he has spider legs coming out of his body.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2017 11:08 AM
We successfully took the bus to the zoo.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2017 11:38 AM
OK, I lost Julian for 5 min but he’s been found again. *Whew*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2017 4:13 PM
Julian is eating ice cream with his fingers.
Julian, strapped into a stroller, holds a paper bowl of ice cream in his left hand while sucking the fingers on his right hand.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2017 4:22 PM
Julian actually does a decent job putting away groceries.


2019

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2019 5:07 PM
Julian: “Mommy! Where were you?”
Me: “I just got back from work.”
Julian: “But why? You could work in the closet!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2019 9:43 PM
I think he was referring to the office . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 12, 2019 5:33 PM
This recipe site isn’t even trying, “Recipe of the day: Peach Cobbler A bounty of fresh peaches can only mean one thing it’s time to make peach cobbler!” I’m going out on a limb and saying most of the US currently doesn’t have fresh peaches.


Twitter: February 11

2010

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2010 7:05 AM
Well, I still can’t get Calvin to eat green vegetables *sigh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2010 8:16 AM
Calvin is having a lot of fun playing with the stack of papers set aside for shredding.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2010 5:55 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed pulling up on things today!”


2011

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2011 6:55 AM
Last night I made a paper airplane and Calvin had a blast running all over the house fetching it after I threw it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2011 5:40 PM
That was kind of weird. I just went 10 hrs without ever touching a computer.


2013

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2013 4:40 PM
Calvin, “Mommy, please don’t bother me while I’m cleaning up.”


2016

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2016 4:05 PM
I do not know how the floor got this terrible this fast. Plus, I can’t pick it up till Julian goes to bed.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2016 6:58 PM
I just found my first library card.


2019

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2019 5:37 PM
I’m feeling uninspired for supper.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2019 5:51 PM
Calvin does not realize this, but at the rate we’re going with snow days he’s going to spend all June in school.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2019 6:17 PM
I was hoping this was snark, not prophecy . . .
Screenshot of a twitter post: Daniel Silvermint @DSilvermint · Feb 8, 2019 Replying to @DSilvermint My district has announced that schools will reopen never. Please educate your children however you see fit.


2021

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Feb 11, 2021 3:27 PM
Would it be unreasonable to put this as a requirement for a new house?
Screenshot from Twitter. The text says: Into The Forest Dark @ElliottBlackwe3 · Feb 11, 2021 This Valentine's Day, give your true love what they really want: a library with a bookshelf that is a secret door to a hidden passageway. There are three pictures. The first picture is three bookcases with the middle bookcases opened to reveal it's really a secret door. The second picture also shows bookcases with a hidden door that is completely open. The third picture shows a set of white bookcases with a door in the middle open. Though, this final picture the books on the door aren't real, they're only a couple inches of the spine.