Twitter: November 26


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 3:40 AM
Calvins up. At least he didn’t wake up at 11:30 like last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:15 AM
Calvin was up for about 45 min last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:16 AM
When he first woke up I gave him Tylenol and then about 1/2 hr later I broke down and gave him 4 oz of formula.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:16 AM
He wasn’t asleep when I put him back in the crib but neither did he scream. I’m hoping the 4 oz doesn’t ruin his appetite today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:38 AM
Mental note: Calvin can grabs shoes from the 2nd step now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 9:03 AM
Calvin got sleep only 1 1/2 hr after getting up. I put him down and he cried for quite a while but it was a sleepy cry so I didn’t get him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 9:21 AM
#breakfast today: scrambled tofu, baked apples, and pastries

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 5:55 PM
Calvin took a long nap. We finally woke him up at 5:30 and he’s been grumpy ever since.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2010 8:43 AM
We’re almost ready to head off to the zoo.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2010 8:04 PM
Calvin didn’t have any accidents at home today and used the potty many times.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2011 4:10 AM
Ugh, I hate windy nights. It’s too loud to sleep through.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 5:26 PM
Ugh, deep cleaning the carpets always takes 4x as long as I think it should.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 5:57 PM
Tonight Calvin appears to be eating a balanced meal of edamame and soy milk *sigh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 6:22 PM
Calvin just demolished an entire package of edamame in the pod by himself. How much is too much?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:35 PM
Calvin just measured me and apparently I’m 1/2″ tall.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:51 PM
We’ve officially listened to Mr. Popper’s Penguins too much. Calvin is quoting it almost verbatim at the moment.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:52 PM
(I should note, he’s quoting it while supposedly going to sleep lying down in his bed, hours from when we last listened to it.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:53 PM
Hm, now he’s on to Homer Price which we only listened to once. He’s getting that one a bit confused.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:49 PM
Bother, just as I got out the ipod to record Calvin’s recitations he stopped.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2013 2:16 PM
We’re at OMSI and Calvin is once again enjoying the Port of Portland exhibit.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2014 12:58 PM
I’m sure @calvinsdad will be delighted to learn I’ve ordered more pregnancy-related pillows.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2014 12:58 PM
Also, a protective custody cage for Cat5 so she doesn’t get murdered when waking up sleep deprived parents after 2.1 is born.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2014 4:19 PM
Calvin’s room has been re-organized! And that is probably as far as I’m going to get with my cleaning streak.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 4:17 AM
Argh!! Detectors should be made so they somehow don’t fail in the middle of the night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:09 AM
I just killed my phone by accidentally spraying it with grapefruit juice. *sob*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:09 AM
The screen is now unreadable. So . . . if you know me and are trying to contact me via phone, call @calvinsdad instead.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:53 AM
:) Though, in my case, I don’t want to upgrade because I prefer the smaller SE size. (Calvin just got the new one and I think it’s just enough bigger it won’t fit into the wimpy pockets women get in their pants.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:54 AM
Though, I will admit it’s nice to upgrade to 256 GB. My 128 was getting a bit snug.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 11:22 AM
Yeah. I did a brief review of the upper tier Android phones and, at least from what I could find, nothing has a smaller form factor. (I generally like iOS but would be willing to switch back to Android because it has my favorite audiobook player.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 11:32 AM
The good news is that I was able to enter my passcode, and tell the phone to trust the computer, by guess and was able to initialize a backup! (Touch ID wasn’t working for some reason.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 11:32 AM
I was worried I might accidentally wipe my phone but got lucky.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 1:55 PM
The rest of the family is playing Catan while I finish making dinner.
Ted and Julian around a green card table with the hexagonal Catan tiles lade out. Calvin's arm is visible but the rest of him is off screen.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 2:03 PM
Ok . . . Got a last minute request for Orange-Apricot Gel so I guess it’s time to experiment and see what happens.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 2:08 PM
Looks like it’s going to be Cherry Mango Gel.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 6:21 PM
Now to clean up the big meal . . .

Twitter: November 25


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2009 8:32 AM
I didn’t get much sleep last night so @calvinsdad took him this morning so I could sleep in.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2009 5:31 PM
From daycare: “Calvin loved playing in the mirror today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2010 4:47 PM
Calvin _really_ likes the Christmas Pecan Roast. He’s asked for 3rds. Not so fond of the Izze.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2011 7:38 PM
The Christmas tree is up and decorated!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2011 7:38 PM
I was surprised, since we’ve never had a full-size tree before, to discover that I had enough decorations.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2012 8:52 PM
The good news is that now we know Calvin can sleep on the airplane. The bad news is he’s now wide awake.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2015 7:50 AM
Baby has decided it’s much more fun to meltdown vs take a nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2015 7:56 AM
Julian is going to fall asleep seconds before we’re ready to leave . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2017 6:09 PM
I ran the Roomba and just realized since we’re decorating the house for Christmas tomorrow, I’m going to need to run it again to catch all the random tinsel and bits of fluff that are going to result.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2020 8:11 PM
I love that this exists:

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2020 10:45 PM
Marketplace talking about durable goods, “Machines do break and need replacing, while families and schools need more computers for remote work and learning.” That’s very much us. The amount of money we’ve spent on school at home . . .

Twitter: November 24


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 5:07 AM
I think Calvin might have a high temp. However, I didn’t want to wake him up more to check so I just gave him Tylenol.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 7:03 AM
I think I’m going to stay on the safe side and not take Calvin to daycare today. I don’t want to risk it and get the other babies sick.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 9:31 AM
It’s unclear to me how one is suppose to take the temp of an upset baby. I think I’ll just wait till tonight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 2:19 PM
Just got back from lunch with @calvinsdad.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 2:20 PM
To my surprise not only did Calvin sleep on the way there but also on the way back and another 1/2 hr after we got home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 4:17 PM
For all that Calvin apparently has a temp, he’s as wiggly as ever.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 4:19 PM
Kind of took Calvin’s temp. He wormed away before it beeped but I know it’s over 100 axillary.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 4:19 PM
Well, Calvin just threw up but is still pretty bouncy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 11:29 PM
Calvin is having a really restless night. I gave him Tylenol almost an hour ago and fed him again but it doesn’t seem to have helped.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2010 4:10 PM
I forgot to buy pumpkin puree at the store this week so am using baked Buttercup Squash for the “pumpkin” pie.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2010 5:16 PM
Calvin is being extremely clingy tonight!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2010 8:04 PM
Some nights with Calvin feel like a war *sigh*


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2012 2:13 PM
Calvin is upset at me so he wants to go into our room and not see me.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2013 11:06 AM
Calvin is missing @calvinsdad. I believe he may be finding the other adult’s Lego skills to be inadequate.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 7:45 AM
Morning is so calm when I only have to worry about getting myself ready for the day. I slept in and am still ahead of schedule :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 3:32 PM
I made 3 (non-work) phone calls today. I think that’s my quota for the rest of the year. That much stress can’t be good for 2.1.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 3:41 PM
Apparently my phone also decided I had used it enough. It appears to have randomly lost all coverage.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 3:41 PM
Maybe I should explain the difference between talking and texting to it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 5:30 PM
I suppose it’d be insane to add hemp milk to our existing milk collection in the fridge?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2015 6:42 AM
Julian is exploring the cabin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2015 6:24 PM
Calvin is trying to test @calvinsdad’s reflexes while Julian tries to gnaw on Calvin.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2017 6:51 PM
Today I had to explain to my son what “pop” is. Obviously we have not been spending enough time in the NW.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2019 2:24 PM
We’re at the Museum of Flight.
Calvin hanging onto the engine of a large pretend plane.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2020 2:02 PM
I fear for my fridge capacity . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2021 10:18 AMm
There are two empty seats next to me. I don’t remember the last time that happened.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2021 10:18 AM
Also, today we learned Southwest does family boarding for *6* and under. I had assumed we had already aged out of that category but a flight attendant hunted us down to let us know.

Twitter: November 23


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2009 8:54 AM
Trying to have Calvin take a nap in his crib this morning isn’t going so great.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2009 4:16 PM
Going to pick up Calvin early since he doesn’t feel well.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2009 5:28 PM
Dinner tonight: Broccoli Soup with Blueberry Muffins.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2010 10:26 AM
Forgot to schedule someone to come and fix our oven till just now. At least we don’t have a big Thanksgiving dinner planned . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2010 1:10 PM
Off to clean house . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2011 4:14 PM
Got packages from Amazon today. They included packing paper that goes from one end of our house to the other. Calvin is ecstatic.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2011 4:18 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun working on puzzles.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2012 10:07 PM
Calvin stuffed his new turtle under his shirt and is sleeping that way. It looks most peculiar.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2013 9:12 PM
Calvin just explained how macrophages and neutrophils attack rhinoviruses using waffle blocks.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2015 7:07 AM
Leave for the airport in about an hour. Wish us luck . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2015 10:15 AM
We don’t need to worry about Julian growing up without getting exposed to a sufficient amount of germs.
Baby Julian stands up by bracing his hands against the airport seats.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 11:55 AM
Julian does not like pumpkin spice. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves to a recipe and now he’s holding his nose anytime he enters the kitchen.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 11:57 AM
(He’s holding his nose now.)
Julian, standing in a kitchen, holding his nose with one hand.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 4:04 PM
I really love watching Julian climb trees. It makes me feel like he’s having a proper childhood.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 4:05 PM
Not 100% sure the tree is going to survive the experience though.

Twitter: November 22


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2009 9:23
Breakfast today: Puff Apple Pancakes –


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 3:57 PM
I have no ideas for supper.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 5:41 PM
Calvin has had a fairly successful day with the potty. He had a couple of accidents but also correctly used it 4 times.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 5:42 PM
He gets Elmo after each successful use and I think he’s learning to portion his contributions to maximize Elmo time.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 9:42 PM
From daycare: “Calvin liked dancing with his friends this morning!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:20 PM
From daycare, “Calvin loved painting today!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:20 PM
Calvin visited the next room up today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:41 PM
He did not take a nap so I’m dreading swim lessons. Skipped last week but I don’t think I can 2 days in a row.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:41 PM
Calvin is insisting our sofa is green. I will admit it has a greenish tinge to it, but it’s definitely brown.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2013 10:09 AM
Calvin just wrote his name using wooden blocks.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2014 8:04 AM
A little to my surprise, I’m turning out perfect crepes on my induction stove and cast iron griddle.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2017 11:06 AM
We’re at the children’s museum in Burlington.
Julian stands on a fishing boat in a museum exhibit. Grandma stands behind him.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:00 AM
At the airport. Now standing in line at the gate for my stroller tag.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:24 AM
On the plane! Children are being fed. So far I have not forgotten everything but did bring 2 booster seats.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:27 AM
Should have had second thought about the croissant. Julian has flakes everywhere. But he is eating with gusto so hopefully we can avoid hangry.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:31 AM
I’m now drinking a smoothie that tastes exactly like liquid oatmeal. Probably because the ingredients are the same as oatmeal . . . I am relieved the sea salt is not organic.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 12:23 AM
Today I learned that the collective noun for cows is “kine”.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 8:12 AM
Julian’s recipe: Two tortillas, guacamole, cheese, 1 tomato. The instructions also show how to put it together.
White piece of paper with thick blue marker showing various shapes, with lines drawn between and marking like 2x and 1x.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 12:05 PM
Another recipe.
A white piece of paper with thick red marker showing some shapes with lines drawn between and markings such as 2x. The upper left corner says Tomato with taco.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 12:44 PM
ALL the flours are back!!!! Safeway even has King Arthur White Whole Wheat which I haven’t seen since February!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2021 11:03 AM
I have just discovered if I have dark curtains behind me, my face is no longer in shadow. In retrospect, that makes sense. However, now I’m trying to decide if this is a problem I want to fix (i.e. buy yet more curtains).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2021 11:05 AM
I wonder what it would look like if I dyed the existing curtains . . .

Twitter: November 21


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:36 AM
Calvin woke up around 4:30 this morning but I fed him immediately instead of letting him cry in hopes of him going back to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:37 AM
He then slept till almost 7:30. It was _wonderful_.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:37 AM
Of course, now our Sabbath morning routine is a little messed up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:42 AM
My current solid food mix for Calvin this week: 1 tbs rice cereal + 1 tbs water + 1 tbs pureed banana + 1 tsp formula.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:53 AM
Wow, I splurged at VC and bought “Organic Fully Fuji” applesauce last week. It’s amazing. I’d never guess it has no added sugar.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 3:20 PM
Today Calvin wasn’t extraordinarily loud in church but he was wiggling all over.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 3:20 PM
As soon as I finish feeding him some pears, we’re going back to church to practice for next week.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:10 PM
Calvin only ate 4 oz for lunch and refused his afternoon bottle.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:11 PM
He wouldn’t really eat his night bottle either until I fed him in his darkened room.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:11 PM
It’s not that he’s full, he just seems _extremely_ distracted and can’t concentrate on eating except in a dark room.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2010 5:19 PM
I have had the stomach flu all day but if I’m lucky, the worse may be over.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 10:04 AM
Just got back from the dentist with Calvin. Best appointment yet. No screaming even though we didn’t get a complete cleaning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 10:05 AM
Dentist says Calvin’s teeth look good and he expects Calvin might have 4 more by Christmas *ugh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 3:35 PM
Whew! After an hour of looking, I found the $0.01 entry error. I will be able to sleep better at night now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 5:48 Pm
From daycare, “Calvin had fun playing with cars and trucks.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2013 1:04 PM
Calvin is singing about the “Hostess man.” I wonder if that means anything to him . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2014 9:37 AM
I just calculated my extra time worked for the migration project. It came out to 54 hrs.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2014 9:38 AM
Assuming all goes well, this is exactly what I needed to combine with sick/vacation to get my to 3 months fully paid maternity leave.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2014 9:38 AM
(Those numbers turned out to be happy coincidence rather than by design.)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 7:27 AM
Julian decided to wake up every two hours last night :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 8:43 AM
Julian is now refusing to nap. I don’t think we’re going to make it to church today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 9:02 AM
The swing was a wash so we’re trying the crib which Julian is now cruising around.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 9:02 AM
At least he’s no longer screaming . . . at the moment.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 9:53 AM
Julian _still_ hasn’t taken his first nap of the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 10:38 AM
If I’m very lucky, Julian is finally down for his first nap of the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 2:11 PM
Where do all the pacifiers disappear to???

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 4:33 PM
Hm, the microwave appears to have died. The last appliance we hadn’t replaced in the kitchen.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 4:36 PM
Or, maybe the breaker just flipped.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2018 5:20 PM
Have I mentioned recently that the library’s hot chocolate is amazing and works better on me than caffeine? (Yes, chocolate has some caffeine but caffeine doesn’t keep me awake.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2018 5:21 PM
Ok, time to pack for Thanksgiving. I’m _really_hoping I don’t have to stay up late to finish. We have to leave the house at 5:30am tomorrow . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2018 6:28 PM
Why can’t I convince my children that if they sit on the chair properly they won’t fall off?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2019 6:04 PM
I feel like some omissions were made in the recipe I’m trying tonight . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2020 3:44 PM
Calvin is now grudgingly wandering outside, dazed by the site of the sun.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2020 4:27 PM
Our landlords have 4 dogs, one of which especially loved being petted. He’s super dirty though. I have to wash my hands every time I pet him.
A right hand, palm up and fingers spread, with obvious dirt coating the fingers.

Twitter: November 20


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 8:14 AM
Calvin woke up at 3:30 today. I fed him and put him back to bed and he slept until 6:30.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 8:14 AM
I feel like his sleep schedule is regressing.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 8:29 AM
Calvin has a little bruise on his forward :( I wonder where it came from.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 12:49 PM
I just discovered that our family has bought more books in 2009 than the smallest library in my district.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 5:22 PM
We just got back from an impromptu trip to the library.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 7:02 PM
Well, Calvin was too wound up to eat so I (and @calvinsdad) fought with him for 1/2 hr and only got 4 oz down.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 7:03 PM
Finally, I gave up and put him to bed. Then it occurred to me that it might work to feed him in his darkened bedroom.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 7:03 PM
That worked great. Wish I’d thought of it 45 min ago.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2010 8:29 AM
Calvin just poured water on his pants and then got upset because he pants were wet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2010 8:00 PM
We’re still alive. We currently in the process of another potty training weekend so I didn’t do much other than follow Calvin around today.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2017 8:34 AM
I keep forgetting that Julian doesn’t like Maple Syrup.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2017 12:27 PM
Whoever heard of a kid choosing to eat a pesto and sun dried tomato pasta salad over basic Mac & Cheese. On the upside, I ended up with the Mac & cheese which is pretty good.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2018 1:25 PM
Dear HR, a self-assessment is not going to take me a mere 30-40 minutes. It’s going to take hours. I’m not saying they’re unimportant, but let’s try to be realistic about the time commitment.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2019 4:31 PM
Julian is intimidated by Willow, the cat. I heard him yelling, “Shoo! Shoo!” at the top of the stairs. I assumed he was playing a game till I saw Willow lounging indolently in the middle of the staircase.

Twitter: November 19


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 5:11 AM
Calvin woke up at 1 and appears to have woken up again now. Wish I knew why . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 7:44 AM
Calvin isn’t eating well this morning. I had to coax to get him to take his bottle and now he isn’t at all interested in solid food.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 9:17 AM
Spent part of the morning reorganizing Calvin’s clothing. I stored all the too-small stuff and started categorizing the too big stuff.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 9:18 AM
Just brought home another art piece of Calvin’s. This time I can almost see hand prints. They also attached a photo of him hand-painting.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 11:19 AM
The good news is that the outlet covers are hard to pry off. The bad news is that the outlet covers are hard to pry off.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 6:43 PM
Calvin seems to have gone down for the night without uttering a peep. Any bets on when he’ll wake up?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2013 7:14 AM
Calvin is excited to be flying to Grandma’s house today. He woke up a little early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2013 9:46 AM
Calvin is drawing a macrophage eating a rhinovirus.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2013 3:05 PM
Also, 2 laptops sounded like a better idea before I was hauling them through the airport.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2016 7:36 AM
When life gives you no eggs . . . make Cream Tea Scones.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2020 12:03 PM
Julian has a great deal of trust in the tree he’s climbing.

Twitter: November 18


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 6:56 AM
Well, Calvin has discovered the cords behind our tv as well as almost knocking over our light.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 9:06 AM
I feel fairly confident now saying Calvin once again will take naps in his crib. Not sure why he went through a spurt where he wouldn’t.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 9:06 AM
Maybe the room was too hot in the summer?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 9:08 AM
For the first time since I was pregnant, I was able to do my step aerobic exercise video while Calvin took a morning nap :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 5:36 PM
Forgot to mention earlier that we went to library story time today. As usual, Calvin loved it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 5:36 PM
Apparently, I wasn’t paying enough attention to Calvin’s spare daycare clothes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 5:37 PM
I left a 3 mnth outfit in his cubby and at first the daycare teachers couldn’t figure out why they were having trouble stuffing him into it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 7:32 PM
I’ve seen some suggestions that putting Calvin to bed earlier might make him sleep in longer. I’m dubious but put him to bed 1/2 hr early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 7:32 PM
I hope I’m not going to regret this at 3:30am . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 5:57 PM
I’m a little scared by the grin Calvin wears as he stirs his yogurt. It doesn’t look like he’s grinning because of the great nutrition.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 6:08 PM
Last night I thought my oven took an unreasonable amount of time to warm up so I’m doing on oven test now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 6:56 PM
My oven took 45 min to preheat to what it claims is 350. My oven thermometer says it’s 275 degrees.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 6:56 PM
Somehow I always thought it would be the dishwasher that would die first.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 8:23 PM
Calvin said he needed to go to the bathroom during bath time then sat on the big potty and actually used it!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2011 9:28 AM
I’m putting a note on my calendar to plan Christmas next year in June.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2015 7:22 AM
I have entered into the cough phase of my cold :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2015 3:42 PM
Julian is giving me a spit shower.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2015 7:20 PM
We went out to eat and no one ended in tears!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2016 7:37 AM
Ugh, almost missed Millbrae BART (it was early) and then somehow managed to lose my Clipper card.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2016 7:37 AM
Fortunately, had enough time to buy Caltrain ticket so I’m not going to be late.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2016 7:38 AM
Also, fortunately remembered my wallet as I forgot it a couple of days ago :)

Twitter: November 17


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 8:37 AM
Calvin made noises throughout the night but didn’t actually wake up till 5:45. I gave him a bottle and he dozed for another 45 min.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 9:00 AM
Good thing Nana was here today. I had emergency work on a work server and would have hated to put Calvin in daycare this early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 9:57 AM
I was originally planning on taking Calvin to daycare before taking Nana to the airport.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 9:57 AM
However, he still hasn’t had his morning nap so maybe I’ll take him to the airport and let him nap then.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 11:59 AM
Calvin took a very good nap on the way to the airport. He didn’t wake up till I dropped him off at daycare.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 5:28 PM
Calvin does not have an ear infection and now weighs 20lbs 3 oz (with his diaper).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 10:59 PM
I’m having the worst time falling asleep tonight :( Watch, Calvin’s going to want to get up at 4.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 11:09 PM
Apparently an uptime of 72 days is too long for a Windows VM desktop. I guess I should be grateful it worked at all.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 7:07 AM
Calvin had another restless night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 11:08 AM
Calvin has raised my expectations for small mammals. I keep expecting the cats to answer when I ask them questions.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 8:09 PM
From daycare (part 1): “Calvin liked pointing to the different parts of his face during circle time today. He was great at it!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 8:09 PM
From daycare (part 2): “He loved lunch today, especially his pie :)” (They had daycare provided “Thanksgiving” lunch today.)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2011 6:16 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun dancing like a kitty cat.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2013 11:18 AM
Calvin can make really weird sounds. I didn’t realize some of these sounds could be made by a human.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2014 12:35 PM
My manager has said that I should try to stay within normal work hours this week. So, we may actually eat real food.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2014 5:46 PM
Possibly not working extra today was overly optimistic.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2015 6:53 AM
Hm, there does not seem to be snow.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2017 6:59 AM
Julian woke up from a 4 hr nap and promptly demanded kiwi and cheese. He ate 3 kiwi and I was starting to worry I was going to run out.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 8:09 AM
I am out of baking powder at egg and I promised my kids muffins. Trying sweet potato instead of egg (no applesauce, banana or flaxseed in my house at the moment). I guess I’ll just do baking soda and hope for the best . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 8:10 AM
Oh! I have cream of tartar. That was unexpected.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 9:13 AM
The muffins stuck badly to the muffin pan but other than that they seem perfectly normal.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 10:36 AM
At the zoo. Julian’s jumping up and down and shouting , “Go penguin go!”
Julian, with his back to us, stands in front of a wall of glass with greenish water on the other side and a penguin frolicking.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 8:22 AM
We are firmly in the clouds this morning. It’s very refreshing!
View of a deck with some green bushes visible but most things past the deck are obscured by the thick white fog.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 8:44 AM
So . . . could we all agree not to go to in-person conferences right now? _Especially_ if they’re about COVID-19.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 8:46 AM
I get there are things about in-person conferences that are harder to replicate online. But could we try??

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 9:18 AM
I really need to stop reading the news today. SFUSD is ordering school administrators back to work in-person so they can get use to showering again (!!!??).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 9:23 AM
Ok, finished reading the article. Apparently they’re reconsidering. Look, sometimes you need people on site but there needs to be a good reason.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2021 9:27 PM
Good news, I have reached the limits of the internet. No one has design suggestions for an irregular heptagon living room.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2021 9:35 PM
As @calvinsdad mentioned a while back, I have a living room layout that works for now ( However, it still feels slightly off to me.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2021 10:41 PM
I created a requirements doc for the living room with contributions from @calvinsdad and Calvin. I stayed up way too later last night and have a new plan. Now that I have a plan, I can target my used furniture searches better.
Living room layout. Furniture on right side anchored by a round rug. On the lift is the media cabinet and tv. Across from the TV is the couch. The round swivel chair is perpendicular to the couch. The couch and the swivel chair have a c-table.  In front of the fireplace, with is at a 45 degree angle from the TV, are two round ottomans. Behind the sofa is a narrow console table with a lamp and books. In the awkward corner to the left, next to the built-in bookcases, is a round table with four chairs.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2021 10:41 PM
I was originally planning to put the Eos swivel chair in the awkward corner. However, Calvin really wanted it close enough to lounge in while watching TV. Upon reflection, I realized a table could work in the corner for things like puzzles, writing, or electronic-free homework.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2021 10:41 PM
The two round dots in front of the fireplace are intended to be ottomans that can be easily moved to where we sit or provide additional seating. Behind the sofa I’m hoping to get a narrow console table we can put another light on.