Farewell Baby Teeth

January 13, 2017 by Adam in Emma

We took Emma to see my dad in a professional capacity today.  Her baby teeth were somewhat reticent about coming out, so my dad pulled them out today.  She did pretty well, despite being a little nervous.  They came out quickly and in a few weeks she'll get a retainer put in place to keep her teeth in place so her adult teeth can come in.




Emma's Artwork

November 07, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma's amazing artwork continues to be amazing. This is one of Isa that she whipped up after dinner tonight.




First Day of School - Part 2

September 08, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma's first day of school is today.  She decided to continue at Spencer Butte Middle School instead of Roosevelt.  This is her last year before high school and she's off to South Eugene after this.  



Self portrait of the artist

June 05, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma picked up some new supplies at the art supply store today. She's been trying owl drawing from a photograph, in this case a self portrait.

The left is mid-way and right is the finished product.



Stardew Valley

May 30, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma has been playing Stardew Valley.  She's been really enjoying it and using her new Copic markers to good effect to draw her character.



Birthday Dinner

May 28, 2016 by Adam in Emma

We just got back from a nice dinner at Ambrosia for Emma.  Our usual crew was there, along with Jamie and my mom.  The conversation was pleasant and Emma was happy to have everyone around.  She seemed to really like her presents.  I'm hoping that she puts her new Copic markers to good use.



Birthday Teen

May 27, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma is officially thirteen today, making me the parent of two teenagers.  She's unfortunately sick today and not going to school, though Emma still hopes to make it to her birthday dinner tonight at Ambrosia.


It's been great fun watching her grow up and see her musical and artistic talents bloom.  I love hearing her improvise songs on her ukulele, her quirky humor shining through.

I think life at thirteen is pretty challenging - social issues at school and being hit by the puberty stick can be tricky.  Still, I appreciate her general cheerfulness and sweet demeanor.  I'm looking forward to the next six years of teenagerhood.  At least the dinner table conversations get increasingly amusing.



Emma's DNA

April 11, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma's DNA results are in.  She's mostly English, with a smattering of other places.  I think the Irish came through Jamie's mother while the Scandinavian was through Jamie's father.  There's a tiny bit of eastern Europe and Greece/Italy, which is interesting.


It also decided that Samuel Miller was immediate family and Sue Wielesek was close family, which eliminates the possibility of her being a goblin baby, switched at birth. 





Portrait of an Artist

April 03, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma's art projects continue.  For her friend Jade's birthday present, she made clay representations of dank memes.  When Emma went to get my hair cut, she made her hand all fancy and kissed me.




Half Birthday Girl

January 25, 2016 by Adam in Emma

Emma's half birthday was back in November, but we completely forgot about it. We finally made up for our forgetful parenting and she got a little pen thingie that she's been putting to good use making new tablet drawings.





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