Okay, Okay

Friday, October 5th, 2007 at 5:04 pm

This is just getting pathetic. There are major milestones happening in between posts, which sort of kills the spirit of a family blog. I promise to be more disciplined about this.

Some quickie updates:

Kate’s a first grader now, crazy. She’s loving her new class and she landed a perfectly compatible teacher.

Reagan started school (Mommy & Me school) and is really getting into it. Now, I know the name (Mommy & Me) is supposed to refer to Mommy being present, but Reagan seems to have interpreted it as a Mommy training school. She has really taken to babies (dolls) and is remarkably good at dressing them, cuddling them, swaddling them and the highlight is to take them to the school’s kitchen to cook for and feed them. Apparently, she had a pretty good role model at home.

Reina’s doing her usual to get super involved in the school and in addition to being Kate’s room parent again this year, she has just been elected to the PTA Treasury post. She’s rockin’ it. She’s also keeping the Brownie troop on track and is with Kate at soccer practice as I write this. Super mom.

Me, well, nothing really new, same stressful job with far too many late nights. I am about to launch my latest AFI project (November 8th), a new twist on a Documentary in collaboration with MTV & EA. Turns out that this year, we will be presenting it at the Digital Film Festival, which should be good to raise awareness of the program and our efforts. More details to come. On the home front, I am finally in the home stretch on the bathroom remodel. So much for getting it done by Mother’s day. The Matchless is also at last road worthy and I am very much looking forward to bobbing around town (a great incentive to get that bathroom done).

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El Capitan – Fun, but a bit Wet

Monday, April 23rd, 2007 at 8:52 am

p>We lucked out and had a dry Saturday, but the rain did arrive Sunday morning, making for a soggy and muddy break-down of the camp. It was brief, but still worth it. Pix soon on Flickr.

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Kate Kidnergartner

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 at 1:28 pm

It’s official, school started today and we are very proud of our little girl. Pics on the way.

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To Maui & Back

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Was a great getaway for us all. Pics on Flickr.com

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Photos on Shutterfly

Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at 5:24 am

So, we’ve finally got it together and started a photo collection on Shutterfly for all to check out. Take a peek at: http://525grand.shutterfly.com and use the pw: ‘scout’ to open it.

Once there, you can add comments, upload your own photos, or have prints, calendars and mugs made of your favorites.

These are mine.

She Loves the Car Seat
She Loves the Car Seat

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A Special Wish for Mom & Dad

Sunday, August 14th, 2005 at 8:11 pm
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p>While we were at the hospital with Reagan this week, Grandma and Grandpa Hoegh took Kate out to CPK for dinner. On exit of the restaurant, they encountered the fountains, perfect for coin-toss wishes. Grandpa happened to have a couple coins to oblige and the wishes started to flow.

Before throwing the first coin, they wished Kate to be happy and healthy. Prior to the second toss, Kate wished that baby Reagan be happy and healthy. Grandpa replied that it was very sweet of her to have offered one of her wishes to Reagan. This led to Kate pausing in hesitation for her third wish.

After a few moments to ponder the most appropriate third wish, she tossed the coin into the http://export.gov/wcm/fragments/fl_eg_outsidelinks/redirect.asp?URL=http://www.dkaplan.net& fountain.

Grandpa asked, “what did you wish for Kate?”

“Hmmm,… I made my wish for Mommy and Daddy”, she explained. Grandpa replied with curiosity, “so, what did you wish for?”

I wished my Mom and Dad could get a new microwave,… the one we have is just too hard to open.

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Reagan Comes Home in a House on Wheels

Thursday, August 11th, 2005 at 8:37 pm

We brought Reagan home today. Kate was pretty excited to have some company in the back seat and was quick to accept her responsibility as the big sister to keep track of the Zinger.

A few minutes into the trip home, we asked Kate how the Zinger was doing. As she put it, “She’s fast asleep.”

Then a few minutes later, Kate reported that “she’s awake now and looking all over the place.”

When we were just about home, Reina asked Kate “what do you think she is thinking about Kate?”

Kate replied…

I think she’s thinking what the heck? Is this place a house on wheels?

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Meet Reagan Grace

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 at 10:58 am

Reina was a trooper and the labor went smoothly. Reagan Grace was delivered naturally (with a little help from the oxytocin) at 12:52pm, Tuesday August 9, 2005 weighing 6lbs-9oz and measuring 20″. Here are some pictures, with more on the way.

12:52pm August 9, 2005

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Even the Cat is Nesting

Monday, August 8th, 2005 at 9:27 pm

We’ve confirmed our induction appointment at the hospital for Tues Morning 8/9. I guess it’s natural to be nervous about scheduling something that would otherwise happen on its own, but we are very confident that our decision is the right one to ease both Reina & Kate’s stress and Dr. O feels the same. In the mean time, Reina’s kicked into high gear the preparations on the nursery and has finally weened Fig out of the crib.

Reina's Final Preparations

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Baby in the Foot?

Monday, August 8th, 2005 at 3:21 am

Reina and Kate were discussing the anticipated arrival of her little sister when the topic of exactly how a baby is delivered came up. Reina explained as best she could how “…Dr. O will come to the hospital and help mommy push the baby down and out of her tummy.”

To this, Kate replied with a very challenging question.

But mommy,… how will they make sure you don’t push the baby all the way down your leg to your foot?

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