Based on your comments and emails this past week, it seems that the #1 thing you'll miss about the blog are pics of the kids, so for your pleasure: Here's a gratuitious number of recent kid pics.
Norah and Caleb before an evening walk during Caleb's one hour of helmet-free time. Norah looks stoned; maybe that explains why she's never paying attention while she's walking:
Norah "reading" some of my books:
Caleb doing some fingerpainting. His helmet theme at the time was the following: You see the front font, and on the back, it said, "But you can change my diaper for free!"
The teachers at daycare were savvy enough to point out that we pay them about $1,000 a month for them to change his diapers, so we had that a bit backwards!
Here's Norah doing her fingerpainting, which is mostly just painting her belly:
Here's a little peek into Norah as a teen:
Caleb enjoying some Dad-kisses:
The two of the kiddos chillaxin' in Mom and Dad's bed. Norah is two knuckles deep in her nostril, no doubt.
Norah sportin' my shades. I guess they're just as rockin if they're upside down.
Moments like this one below are my favorite -- where they're playing together and giggling. It doesn't happen all the time (Norah has a tough time sharing and taking turns, and Caleb doesn't really get any of it yet -- he just sees shiny things that make music when he touches them), but I sure like it when it does!
Oh, and his current helmet theme is "Angry Bird." On the front, he's got the furrowed brow of an angry bird, and on the back, he's got a graphic of the full angry bird.