Saturday, March 14, 2015

Grand Pi Day

Once every century the date and time line up to be the first 10 digits of Pi. You know, 3.141592653, or 3/14/15 9:26:53am/pm (two chances today!). Of course, this is the day for the American way of writing the date. If you write the date D/M/Y you're out of luck. Anyway, at 9:26:53am we were deep into a concrete lesson on Pi being the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. The four Bigs got into it, the twins not so much,

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Short Bus, Long Bus

The boys started special day class 5 days a week for 2.5hr. After much agony we decide the best choice for the whole family was for the boys to take the bus. Let's just say the first day there was lots of tears from both mom and boys. (the other kids are super jealous). My favorite part of the whole thing is in the afternoon instead of the short bus they ride home in the big long bus. Just my two little peanuts, no other kids in that huge bus!! Makes me laugh. The drive blasts wheels on the bus for them and they sing the whole way home, thank God for awesome bus drivers who love my boys. #preemiepower #lifewith6kids #25weekers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Right On, Developmentally

Look at that, right as they're turning three they are doing exactly what 3-year-olds are supposed to do. Classic picture of horizontal building. Going vertical comes at a later developmental stage, Lynn tells me, as she rattles of names like Piaget and Gesell. Of course, there are other areas where they're still a bit behind.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Twins Birthday Party

And guess who arrived just in time, by train, from Kansas City, for this momentous occasion? Papa Bill! And, arriving from Nipomo, the cousins! All the photos:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

AJ: What?! Tata Rara is moving?!

Yes, AJ, that's right.

It's Saturday morning almost 8am. And, instead of the hustle and bustle of rounding everyone up for our traditional Saturday McLintocks breakfast with Robob, I'm sitting here writing this post.

You see, Papa Robob, Founder of the Compound, has moved to a senior center very near Lynn's sister's home. He and the moving van left yesterday.

It's the end of an era.

Hard to believe it was that long ago (2007) when Robob,  Lynn, and Tracy thought they'd give house hunting one more shot. Following a couple major medical issues, Robob (and the girls) had been looking for some kind of property where we could all bunk up together, but to no avail. That Sunday was to be the last ditch effort at hunting down a suitable place (and we'd switch to remodeling efforts at our place in Nipomo). Et voila! Here we are, nearly eight years later and 7.5 more great grandkids for Robob (there were but two great grandkids, Sam and Serafina, when we all moved here in 2007).

It's been a heckuva ride! And for that we all will be eternally grateful. Actually, the ride's not over. The Compound remains intact, albeit one man down. It'll just take a little more effort to get us all together again from time to time. Note the silhouette logo (upper right): Robob is now depicted as a photo on the wall, and a cradle has been added in anticipation of the Spring baby.

For Robob and his new nearby family, we wish all a great run at the next phase of their lives.

To recap our fun over the years, here's a glimpse at Robob's shenanigans since he opened the Compound in 2007: