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rowan’s musical ear

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Rowan loves music. It’s becoming more and more evident lately. Unfortunately, it’s mostly evident when the television is on, and he recognizes commercials. His favorites are the local commercials that tend to sing their phone numbers: 800-588-2300…EMPIRE (for Empire carpets); 1-800-244-1963…Windows Unlimited (for a window company), and much to Kenny and my disappointment, the cheesy Channel 11 local news station, “Stand up and tell ’em you’re from Pittsburgh.” I’d like to think he recognizes these jingles not because he hears them over and over (we’ll get to that later), but…read more

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I am thankful…

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for SLEEP! Although Rowan’s been sleeping from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. for months now, I am happy to report that last night I got more than 5 hours of sleep because Sawyer decided to sleep from 9:30 until 4:00. He nursed for 20 mintues, then slept until 7:15! It was a dream night! You just don’t realize how much you miss sleeping until it’s taken from you night after night. There have been times in the past 2 3/4 months that I wake up, responding to Sawyer’s cries for…read more

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brotherly love

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people have been asking me how rowan like his little brother. so i thought i’d tell the story in these few pictures. [link(pics/oct_04/ro_saw_love.jpg)][thumb]pics/oct_04/ro_saw_love.jpg[/thumb][/link] [link(pics/oct_04/saw_smile.jpg)][thumb]pics/oct_04/saw_smile.jpg[/thumb][/link] [link(pics/oct_04/saw_smile2.jpg)][thumb]pics/oct_04/saw_smile2.jpg[/thumb][/link] yep, he loves his little brother, and his little brother gives him the biggest smiles. they’re getting along swimingly. now if only we can help make this last their whole lives…

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misleading?

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my “update” blog entry has seemed to confuse some people. the statement “And we’re both happy with this outcome of the election: we won’t have to listen to Teresa’s rude remarks to news reporters for the next four years. ” does not say that we’re happy with the re-election of Bush. It was kind of a joke about teresa heinz kerry…it wasn’t really a statement about how we feel about the election. because i’m not going to get into that here. sorry about the confusion. i just wanted to get…read more

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Halloween

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Here are the obligatory Halloween pictures of 2004. TigerRowan, RedHotChiliSawyer, PirateKenny, and FairyLiz. We only made it to about 4 houses…Rowan hadn’t napped all day and was very tired, and Sawyer wanted to eat real bad. But we had a great time hanging out at the house with Nana and Pop Pop watching one of the best Steeler games in history. Or at least recent history. [link(pics/oct_04/halloween1.jpg)][thumb]pics/oct_04/halloween1.jpg[/thumb][/link] [link(pics/oct_04/halloween2.jpg)][thumb]pics/oct_04/halloween2.jpg[/thumb][/link] [link(pics/oct_04/halloween3.jpg)][thumb]pics/oct_04/halloween3.jpg[/thumb][/link]

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Update

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Rowan crashed around 1:30. He missed President Bush’s acceptance speech…. Coincidentally, Sawyer was awake through Kerry’s concession speech. I think he’s in much better spirits. Maybe it’s all the sleep he got this morning. By the way, in case you think the previous email was a “reflection” on the true nature of the Smith household, it’s not. Kenny and I agree on many, many things politically. And we’re both happy with this outcome of the election: we won’t have to listen to Teresa’s rude remarks to news reporters for the…read more

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A Split Household

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This morning, there is much rejoicing met with much sadness in the Smith household. Rowan is cleary with the GOP, while Sawyer leans to the left. It was a long night. Sawyer woke up twice – once when NBC announced Bush took Ohio (2:30 a.m.), and the second time when the White House Chief of Staff announced that Bush won Ohio (5:00 a.m.), putting the race for the White House in Bush’s court. Poor Sawyer: he would only go back to sleep after a good snack (and diaper change). Not…read more

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