Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's Wayyyyy To Early, Kiddo

E wakes up early.
Sometimes very early.
Sometimes at 4:45.  In the morning.  To most, this is still considered night time.  We try to tell her this.  She has selective hearing. 

In true McMiller fashion we try to make the best of it.  Sometimes we make a big breakfast.  Breakfast is awesome.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

So good

Pour into blender:
3/4 c ice
1/4 c half-and-half
1 banana
1-2 shots espresso
dash honey (optional)
dash nutmeg

Top with whipped cream.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Erin's new obsession

Apologies for the glut of videos lately. Someone just figured out iMovie and is excited about it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Erin figured out the upstairs has a circular lay-out.  She ran like this for at least 10 minutes.  Training for her next 1K, we imagine.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sham Rockin' 2009

This morning Erin, Ash, and I met Christie and Henry for the Shamrock Run, which is an enormous event with something like a bajillion participants.

The little tykes ran-slash-were-carried for the 1K Leprechaun Lap, which they surprisingly enjoyed, given the wind and the rain and the loudspeaker and their adoring fans cheering from the course sidelines.

I kissed my ladies goodbye as they went for warmth and pancake-y sustenance, then I started the 45-minute wait for my 15k to begin. The rain was coming down so hard and so cold I had to queue up ol' reliable on the mental iPod just to keep myself psyched waiting for the race to start. Not a good sign to have to pull out my trump card even before I started running.

Even though Erin pulled her usual I'm-Erin-And-Psychic-And-I-Know-You-Have-A-Race-Tomorrow shtick of two hours crying in the middle of the night, I felt strong and finished 1:10:33. Seriously, this kid has powers -- the last time she was up at night and inconsolable was before the Hagg Lake run last month. I'm like, "Um, Erin, can we negotiate some other schedule? I'll trade you Sunday night for Saturday -- deal?"

The weather was pretty crazy. For about thirty minutes the rain was coming down sideways. I had to take off my hat so it didn't blow off my head -- I saw quite a few people running the wrong way on the course chasing after a hat (and one poor guy who somehow managed to lose his bib). The volunteers keeping cars off the course looked completely soaked. Sort of a heroic job to do on this particular day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A healthy diet includes. . .

When Dad chooses. . .

... Erin Beatrix ends up quite the fashion trendsetter. 

* To be fair, this was a short-term "outside play" outfit on a cold day.  Indeed, she got enjoyably muddy in a short time. But she stayed warm even amidst the hail/snow.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sharing is great

Yogurt tastes better when you have a friend to share it with.

And stories are more fun when you can share a lap. 

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Anneke!

You bring joy to everyone around you.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Look-alike Meter

MissMVK posted this awesome link.  In case you were really wondering who is the parent of your child, let the best in face-matching technology answer it.  

Of course Ms. A is a total nerd, so she couldn't just stop at that.  She had to do an experiment.  

As a brand-spankin new freshie (1 hour old):

At 6 months: 

At 16 months:

This made Ms. A suspicious. So she decided to try another route to test the fidelity and robustness of the system. Lo and behold:


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another celebrity comparison

We've seen Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock and now. . . . ..

Ben Affleck.  Where will it end?