Category Archives: Spreadsheetmom Tweets

Twitter: September 19


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 7:20 AM
I wonder if Calvin would like his rice cereal better if _I_ was trying to eat it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 7:28 AM
Yeah, he’s really not liking solid food.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 7:33 AM
Calvin seems to be getting more use to sleeping on his stomach.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 7:33 AM
The first time I found him on his stomach he’d probably been like that for hours since he was still sound asleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 7:33 AM
The second time he was awake so I went ahead and tried to roll him over so he could get more sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 7:34 AM
However, it was already too close to his wake-up time (6am) so he apparently decided it was time to get up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 8:12 AM
There’s no Sabbath School in Boulder today. Everyone is up an Glacier View Ranch.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 9:09 AM
We just got back from a morning walk. It’s sunny outside and not too hot. I love fall :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 11:33 AM
Put Calvin in the bassinet a couple of minutes ago in hopes he’ll take a nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 11:34 AM
He’s not screaming though he is making loud exclamations in between thrashing wildly. He eyes appear mostly closed.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 12:17 PM
Calvin was taking a lovely nap until 5 decided to start meowing. I was not happy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 5:44 PM
We talked to Grandma today. Calvin showed her how well he sits up now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 5:45 PM
I’ve decided it’s time for Calvin to have another nap so he’s currently screaming in his bassinet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 6:04 PM
20 minutes later Calvin finally falls asleep *sigh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2009 8:10 PM
He woke up briefly to eat and then went back to sleep again. I’m scared about his potential morning wake time.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2010 1:20 PM
Calvin enjoyed playing catch with Jaeger and I.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2010 1:20 PM
Now he is resisting taking his afternoon nap.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2011 2:25 PM
After too many hours, the blinds in our house have been taken down, washed, dried, and put back up. The house smells like Pine-sol :S

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2011 4:44 PM
Calvin is “helping me” with washing the dishes.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2012 7:24 AM
Exercise plans foiled by an early rising preschooler.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2012 5:09 PM
Today, out of the blue, Calvin commented that he “did lots of things at preschool today.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2012 5:10 PM
Preschool activities included getting his picture taken, eating “all” his lunch and mixing his yogurt with his applesauce, playing outside.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2013 11:19 AM
The new carpet is in! It’s much softer than the old carpet. Hopefully it’ll be easier to keep clean too.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2013 11:35 AM
This sounds like my kind of book:

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2013 6:00 PM
Wow, Calvin asked for a spoon and it sounded like spoon instead of “phoon”.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2013 7:35 PM
Well, we got the really heavy stuff down in the basement without any deaths or severe injuries.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2016 6:00 PM
Why are there so many Craigslist postings for king beds in SF? Are these people moving here or people who bought king beds while in SF?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2016 11:20 PM
I have reached the stage where it is so very late than I’m having trouble getting myself to bed.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2018 6:43 AM
“. . . please correct your last name”. Um, no. My name is correct. Your software is wrong.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2018 6:48 AM
I’m cranky this morning so I’m afraid wsdot is getting a very pointed comment this morning. I’m sure this isn’t fair because, if it’s like the library industry, there isn’t actually enough competition to make good software.

[WSDOT asks what the problem is.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2018 7:42 AM
Pay my toll. I have a hyphen in my name which the system doesn’t accept. The answer is to replace my hyphen with a space except that isn’t my name. My name has a hyphen in it.

[They apologize and say they’re working on an update that will address this issue.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2018 7:59 AM
Thank you, I appreciate your response!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2018 7:58 AM
Hm, maybe I’m not cranky per se but rather sick. I just saw the 4th sick notice being sent out in my department.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2020 1:22 PM
I think the one thing Calvin knows how to make from scratch is lemonade.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 19, 2020 5:36 PM
I’m picking up Julian’s room and brought a trash can and recycling bin but didn’t realize I would need compost (for sticks).

Twitter: September 18


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 7:17 AM
I think Calvin might be getting use to being on his stomach at night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 7:17 AM
I heard him mutter around 3 but it wasn’t loud enough for me to get up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 7:17 AM
Then when I went in to check on him later, he was on his stomach.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 7:18 AM
I rolled him over but when he woke up for the morning, he was on his stomach again.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 5:31 PM
Calvin only had 2 short naps today. He’s going to be really cranky for supper.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 6:15 PM
Calvin is once again crying his little heart out in the bassinet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 6:15 PM
I don’t know if me holding him is better or not :( It doesn’t seem to change how much he cries when he’s sleepy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2009 6:23 PM
Whew, he’s quiet now.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2010 8:42 AM
It’s not great weather for a before-zoo picnic but I think the drizzling rain will be great for the zoo.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2010 10:03 AM
Calvin fell and now has a big bump right above his eye :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2010 7:58 PM
From daycare yesterday: “Calvin really enjoyed using both his spoons to eat his lunch today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2012 5:15 PM
Calvin and I are eating fresh garden tomatoes for snack.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2013 10:11 AM
And we have carpet install scheduled!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2015 5:59 PM
I am so happy I can eat cheese again. It’s a lovely food.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2017 5:38 PM
Trying to carry 2 lbs of strawberries home in my backpack may have been a mistake.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2017 6:36 PM
is right, we need a better vent.

@calvinsdad: I don’t think our current vent is even up to the challenge of delicately simmering soups.

Context: One morning I was driving down to Mountain View and listening to the local Bollywood stations. There was an ad from a company that sold kitchen exhaust vents which proudly said they could handle more than delicately simmering soups.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 18, 2022 8:42 AM

Sep 18, 2022 8:21 AM
I have things to do today but I’m mesmerized by the rain.

Twitter: September 17


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2009 8:04 AM
I can’t figure out if Calvin just isn’t interested in solid food yet or if I’m approaching feeding wrong.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2009 8:12 AM
Oh, and Calvin rolled over on his stomach twice within a half hour of each other last night (well, early in the morning).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2009 11:41 AM
I hit 140 lbs today. Just 10 more to go before I hit my pre-pregnancy weight :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2009 6:19 PM
Calvin spent a good portion of his bath holding his toes and muttering.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2009 6:39 PM
This evening I let Calvin cry himself to sleep in his bassinet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2009 6:39 PM
I feel kind of evil but he seems to cry just as long with me holding him so I can’t really tell a difference.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2009 6:40 PM
In other news, Calvin has completely given up on his pacifier. Even when he’s almost asleep he won’t suck on it anymore.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2010 7:48 AM
I need to figure out something useful to do with the yogurt contains we go through every week.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2010 8:37 AM
weights, 8 min

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2010 1:04 PM
From daycare yesterday: “Calvin really enjoyed climbing on the stairs and waving to friends outside today!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2010 3:46 PM
This is a _very_ bad month for tires. I just got another flat on the stroller.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2010 4:23 PM
Calvin has learned how to spin himself in circles and make himself dizzy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2010 8:50 PM
Finished getting most of the food organized for our church zoo trip tomorrow.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2013 5:09 PM
Roasted vegetables tonight! (With bread and spreadable Brie)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2013 6:17 PM
The basement is a very, very deep rabbit hole.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2013 6:50 PM
I’m letting Calvin put ketchup on his roasted vegetables. It hurts a bit to see but I suppose it’s still a net benefit.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2013 6:58 PM
Calvin has started asking, but not finishing, one question ten times so far. I’m trying to be patient . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2013 7:02 PM
I’m having to explain to Calvin that Mr. Willy Wonka is a chocolate maker, not a doctor, and thus doesn’t know everything about vitamins.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2013 11:35 PM
Well, that took longer than I was hoping but the basement is now ready for recarpeting.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 17, 2019 7:18 AM
Argh! Cultural Care is apparently changing their au pair matching profile and it might be fantastic but I knew how to use the old one for screening and I don’t want more change right now.

Twitter: September 16


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 7:41 AM
Calvin coughed at 3am and 5am last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 7:41 AM
At 6am he started complaining in his sleep because he had rolled over to his stomach.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 7:42 AM
Much to my surprise, I was able to roll him back over without him getting up for the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 7:42 AM
In other startling news, he just now is starting to wake up. I don’t remember the last time he slept this long.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 7:42 AM
Last night, he started napping at 6:30 pm, woke up briefly to eat, and then went back to sleep for the night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 8:40 AM
Calvin does not approve of his rice cereal today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 6:32 PM
After getting home we went and sat under the tree for a bit.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2009 6:33 PM
Calvin is now entering his cranky phase for the night and I’m debating if I want to feed him early.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 7:19 AM
Calvin is refusing to sit on the potty this morning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 3:53 PM
Just got back from walking home from daycare. I need to work on leaving earlier to pick up Calvin when walking.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 5:50 PM
Called someone and asked them to call me back but completely blanked on my phone number *sigh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 6:08 PM
Calvin is throwing everything I give him, even food he likes, on the floor tonight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 6:09 PM
Oh good. Calvin just climbed up on a chair and grabbed a knife that was on the counter.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 6:10 PM
Fortunately, I saw this and interceded.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 6:13 PM
It’s going to be a long night . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 8:45 PM
Went to cut up Calvin’s kiwi for lunch and found it bubbling white foam. Not a good sign.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2010 8:48 PM
Time to sit down and read a couple of minutes before bed.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2011 8:44 AM
Calvin heard Nana ask if @calvinsdad
wanted a haircut. 10 min later Calvin started _insisting_ that he needed a haircut.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2011 8:45 AM
He is now ensconced in the kitchen watching Elmo while Nana cuts his hair. Of course, he won’t keep his head still . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2011 9:45 AM
I’m just so happy autumn has finally arrived :) The fog this morning was fantastic.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2011 5:38 PM
From daycare: “Calvin made a big tower today :)”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2011 6:43 PM
Calvin just said, as a direct quote, “May I have some water?” I gave him the water.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2013 9:40 AM
Calvin is learning all my words for rain. Though, we haven’t got to “spitting” yet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2013 4:54 PM
Willow is fighting with an itsy bitsy snake in our backyard.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2015 7:36 AM
I think Julian views the NYT as just another exciting toy to paw at.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2015 5:51 PM
Well, it looks like I’m going to get glasses this year after all. Plus, get Calvin in for an eye appointment.

[I assume I meant new glasses?]


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2018 2:46 PM
We are at West Queen Anne Playfield after dragging the kids through 4 open houses.

Julian crouches down in a sandbox and plays with a blue plastic construction truck.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 16, 2019 9:28 AM
I am in a medical waiting room and Overdrive is refusing to open my ebook. Granted, the coverage here isn’t great but the ebook allegedly was already downloaded. *sigh* At least I’m not on a multi-hour plan ride.

[Huh, I was blaming this on my relatively recent change to Libby. Guess I had the same problems with the Overdrive app.]

Twitter: September 15


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2009 7:11 AM
Once again Calvin didn’t make any noises until he was ready to get up. I could get use to this.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2009 7:46 AM
Well, I think I got at least one (baby) spoonful of rice cereal down Calvin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2009 12:10 PM
Just finished getting my teeth cleaned.

[@calvinsdad “Calvin seems to be getting almost as much rice cereal in his mouth as comes out on his chin.”]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2009 2:53 PM
So far . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2010 3:30 PM
Walked to daycare to pick Calvin up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2010 4:15 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed pushing the strollers outside today!”


[From @calvinsdad, “Can I will the weather to stay warm and summery by wearing short sleeves?”]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2011 12:01 PM
Your attempt will probably be counteracted by my rush to go make soup.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2012 7:29 PM
We had Sabbath dinner outside with our china. It was fun :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2013 9:25 AM
Oh good. It’s raining again and this time it looks serious.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2013 9:25 AM
(Serious rain, we have a pump and are probably fine now.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2013 12:40 PM
Good thing we got a temp sump pump. It’s currently working.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2013 3:46 PM
Hm, it sounds like Calvin is going to get to stay home from preschool for another 2 days.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2013 4:10 PM
Oh! preschool is open tomorrow!!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2013 4:14 PM
Our newly bleached basement now smells like a vet’s office.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2015 8:47 AM
Found 1/2 gal milk containervin Calvin’s room full of water. Dumped out in sink and discovered fools gold.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2015 8:48 AM
I got as much out as I could but our garbage disposal was still not pleased .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2019 9:23 AM
For breakfast: banana oat pancakes with Asian pear compote. (Anyone sensing a theme?)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2019 9:43 AM
Today is not really an outside water table day so Julian is using his inside one. I love that our bathtub is big enough to fit it.

Julian standing in a large master bathtub playing with a blue water table, also in the bathtub.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2019 2:27 PM
Today’s adventures in online grocery shopping: I ordered 4 loose beets. I got 4 bunches of beets. So, I guess we’re having Asian pears and beets this week.

[Someone else responded with “One time Prime Now sent me a wrong order, among them are 4 16-OZ bottles of Apple cider vinegar and 4 packages of turkey slices. I felt a hint of guilt like I pried into somebody’s life.”]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 15, 2019 6:03 PM
Wow. Did they come back and pick it up or you just now have lots of Apple cider vinegar?

[“I immediately called customer service but they couldn’t get a hold of their delivery person. So I ended up with a whole bunch of apple cider vinegar and a full refund.”]

Twitter: September 14


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 7:04 AM
Calvin had a coughing fit at 5am but stayed asleep until 7.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 8:01 AM
3rd day trying to feed Calvin cereal. This is obviously going to take a while.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 8:02 AM
He had a great interest in trying to grab the spoon and wave it around wildly.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 8:10 AM
Calvin rolled from his front to his back and then just a couple of minutes later, from his back to his front.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 8:10 AM
This is the first time we’ve seen him go from back to front.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 8:12 AM
And he just rolled to his back again.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 8:34 AM
I think Calvin has figured out how to roll over when he wants to get off his stomach.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 8:35 AM
Tummy time might be a thing of the past replaced by mommy putting Calvin on his stomach he promptly rolls off of it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 11:07 AM
I took my normal length walk today but Calvin only slept for about 20 min of it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 11:07 AM
He’s probably going to be cranky at daycare today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 1:17 PM
I think my tailbone might finally be mostly healed. It hasn’t been nearly as uncomfortable to sit and work today as it has been in the past.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 5:41 PM
I went to pick up Calvin and he was sitting up on the floor.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 5:41 PM
He saw me enter and started fluttering his arms wildly with a big grin on his face.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2009 5:41 PM
It was very cute :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2010 5:10 PM
Calvin really wants daddy to come home. He keeps pointing to the door and imperiously exclaiming, “daddy! daddy!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2011 5:32 PM
From daycare: “Calvin had fun using chalk.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2013 8:59 AM
No church today. I’m making Buttermilk-Lemon Apricot scones for breakfast:

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2013 11:04 AM
Updates on the past month:

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2013 11:39 AM
Hm, Weld claims that County Ln Rd is still closed so maybe I won’t go to the library. They’re probably overwhelmed anyway.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2016 6:34 AM
Julian insists that he needs two spoons for breakfast: a yogurt spoon and a cereal spoon.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2017 6:31 PM
Honestly, what is wrong with this oven? :(


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2018 12:30 PM
I adore the size of my SE (it’s why I went back to an iPhone, the smallest phone option that came with 128 GB). I guess I’ll just hope it works forever.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2018 12:30 PM
I completely missed that there are unicorns in the Bible (KJV). Never thought my religious education was lacking until now.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2019 12:47 PM
I finally got the bike trailer put together and we road it to the park!
Julian holding onto the handle of the  bike trailer. Calvin is in the background getting off his bike.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2019 1:32 PM
I always feel slightly better about the kids’ childhood experience when they have dirt hills to clamber up and down.
A green hedge with a small arched hole in the middle. Julian is crouched and is sliding down the dirt path that goes under the hedge.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2019 3:41 PM
I’m attempting to make Asian Pear jam right now and it’s making the house smell really good.

[We had an Asian Pear tree in our yard.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2019 6:10 PM
Julian is using ketchup as salad dressing.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2019 6:33 PM
He appears to have given up on it. Though, it’s hard to say if that was because of the ketchup or because he’s not a huge salad person.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 14, 2021 3:33 PM
I just realized I’ve been using Gmail for 17 years.

Twitter: September 13


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2009 7:26 AM
I don’t think Calvin is terribly enthralled with this solid food thing. He keeps looking at me like I’m crazy when I try to give him food.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2009 7:32 AM
I think he might still have a fairly strong tongue thrust reflex.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2009 9:43 AM
Calvin and I just got back from our morning walk. It was cold enough I put socks and a hat on him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2009 10:40 AM
I think maybe it’s a soup night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2009 1:13 PM
When I was trying to get Calvin to sleep, he grabbed the pacifier from my hand inadvertently stuck it in _my_ mouth.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2009 3:23 PM
I went shopping with Calvin in the baby bjorn. It mostly worked but it’s definitely easier with @calvinsdad


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2010 3:28 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed stacking blocks today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2011 9:22 AM
Nana and Calvin are playing with waffle blocks under the piano.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2012 8:47 AM
Calvin was ominously quiet so I went looking for him. He was in his closet looking at picture books.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2012 12:43 PM
Calvin caught, with his fingers, a fruit fly that was annoying him.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2013 4:20 PM
Calvin just told me he’s waiting for his oranges to digest.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2013 4:38 PM
Well, the amazing news is that a plumber is already at our door to put in a temp sump pump.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2013 4:38 PM
Bad news is it’s going to cost $1200.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2013 4:39 PM
(I should clarify, the permanent solution will cost 1200).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2013 4:42 PM
The good news is we have a sump hole so can avoid the 3k that the plumber just quoted another lady.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2013 7:43 PM
I caught Curious George teaching Calvin pseudo-science: band-aids with magnets on pressure points. Really!?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2013 7:48 PM
Huh, just got a txt and reverse 911 call warning me not to drink the water of a water district I’m not in (though close to).


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2018 6:33 AM
Julian woke up a little before 5, ran down to the bathroom, brought up trains and played with them for a little bit, and then went back to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 13, 2018 7:05 AM
I find it a little weird that no one else ever works on their computer during my commute. Possibly Caltrain is just different but the amount of time is about the same and more than 1/2 the people on the train would be working on their computers.

Twitter: September 12


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2009 7:41 AM
Calvin woke up at 6 today. That’s unfortunate because it means he’ll want a nap before it’s time to go to Sabbath School.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2009 7:42 AM
In fact, he’s getting a little cranky now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2009 6:06 PM
I kept claiming that Calvin wasn’t sleepy since he woke up from an nap only an hour prior but then he fell asleep why eating.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2009 6:10 PM
Calvin is getting better and better at sitting up by himself.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2011 3:14 PM
Just got back from the zoo. Calvin had a lot of fun :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2011 6:37 PM
Calvin just got back from his first tumbling class. He had a great time :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2012 8:50 AM
It’s raining!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2013 8:02 PM
Well, that was interesting. In the middle of the power outages, our sump hole began to overflow again, ruining hours of carpet drying.

[Context: Deluge and Monthly Update]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2013 8:02 PM
I’m afraid we’re going to have to be bailing all night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2013 8:03 PM
In other news, power was back on within 1 hr which was pretty good.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2015 12:29 PM
North Boulder Park now had adult exercise equipment. The kids love it!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2015 12:30 PM
No grown ups using the equipment but in our defense it’s pretty hot.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2015 1:21 PM
Julian is holding the bottle with feet and hands

Julian laying back and drinking from a bottle. He's handle the bottle with both hands and his feet.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2020 9:38 AM
Today I found a mostly full jar of peanut butter on the floor next to the door and no one will tell me how/why it’s there.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 12, 2021 1:10 PM
I have been using GnuCash for our family finances ever since @calvinsdad and I have been married. During a digression today, where I was actually looking up the total amount we’ve ever paid for furniture, I ran across our total childcare costs. $269,672.29.

Twitter: September 11


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2009 7:41 AM
For about the past week or so, Calvin has started to rock backwards and forwards when he’s sitting up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2009 8:02 AM
Calvin can sit up by himself without any support for short periods of time.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2009 10:24 AM
Calvin was actually pretty happy in his bouncy seat while I took my shower. It was nice to not have to rush.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2009 10:28 AM
Calvin is tearingn his activity link gym to shreds. So far he has two of the links detached.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2010 7:54 PM
Calvin used the potty successfully 3 times today. Twice on a grown-up potty.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2011 5:46 PM
Calvin is getting a little cranky.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2015 12:49 PM
Last night Julian rolled from back to stomach (and got stuck) 5-6 times (it’s hard to keep track in the middle of the night).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2015 12:50 PM
I really, really wish he’d figure out the stomach to back rolling. We’re majorly upping tummy time.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2015 3:30 PM
Calvin’s at the dentist. It’s amazing to watch him calmly getting teeth cleaned compared to when he was an infant.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2015 3:31 PM
Not looking forward to Julian’s screams at the dentist but at least now I know he’ll outgrow it.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2016 8:44 PM
At least one child is easy to put to bed . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2018 5:37 PM
Could someone please explain the trend of randomly painting the kitchen island a bright red and nothing else?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 11, 2021 4:20 PM
Another tooth has been lost.
Julian laying outside in the hammock on his blanket with a gap tooth smile.

Twitter: September 10


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2009 6:37 AM
Calvin didn’t wake up till 6:30. However, I woke up at 5:30 due to congestion.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2009 5:40 PM
I’m debating whether to read to Calvin or to give him a bath. We probably have time for just one thing before he enters evening crankiness.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2009 6:13 PM
We chose bath.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2009 6:14 PM
Calvin has a new trick where he corrals the bath fishy with his feet and then gradually draws it up to where his hands can grab it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2009 6:25 PM
I put Calvin in the activity center while I attempt to eat. At least I made it through the green beans but now he’s getting a little cranky.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2009 8:47 PM
Recently, Calvin seems to take his bottle around 6:30 and then fall asleep for the night immediately afterwards.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2010 9:25 PM
Somehow I ended up with less time than I expected tonight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2010 9:34 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed playing in the kitchen area today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2011 10:04 AM
I find Calvin’s “No didu [thank you]!” hilarious. Obviously something he learned at daycare.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2011 10:25 AM
Calvin’s word for the day, which he’s actually repeating, is “unsteady.” Sentence use: “truck is unsteady.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2012 9:24 AM
This morning I saw 2 different dogs being pulled, by their human servants, on bicycle trailers.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2013 8:48 AM
Fall may _finally_ be coming to Boulder!! The weather is looking beautiful today: high of 68F and 60% chance of precipitation.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2013 6:25 PM
Brussels Sprouts and Stuffed Pumpkin for Supper! First pumpkin of fall.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2015 7:07 AM
There must be a rule that Julian may sleep well if I get to bed on time but certainly won’t if I don’t.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2015 7:15 AM
Wow, Calvin is eating _two_ pieces of toast for breakfast.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2015 5:51 PM
I still don’t understand why the medical supply formula, which is the same as the Target formula, costs twice as much . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2016 3:05 PM
It appears I accidentally ordered a tank instead of a car seat.

[I’m pretty sure this meant that the car seat was much larger than I expected but I’m not entirely sure.]


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2017 7:19 AM
I really want a map app that finds the fastest public transit route between points regardless of walking distance.

[Still something I’m waiting for :( ]


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2019 5:08 PM
I planned soup for today. Except it’s currently 79 degrees in our house :(


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2020 8:52 AM
We’re clearly not in the city any more. In Julian’s kindergarten class there are no only children and 55% have 2 or more siblings.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2020 4:21 PM
Julian has built me a house in Minecraft for when I get a Kindle. (I have no plans to get a Kindle.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2020 4:22 PM
Also, he has chickens. Of course.

[This was about the time that Julian had a flock of imaginary chickens.]


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 10, 2021 4:19 PM
Julian is now automatically getting tested weekly for COVID-19 (Calvin is monthly since he is vaccinated). We get the results the day after and it’s so nice to see negative results. I really appreciate how the school/district/county is approaching this.