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The Dash – My Girls

Posted by Darryl Melanchuk on November 21st, 2013

I made Kathryn and Amelia grow their hair long. I had long hair until I was 16 and loved it. I love their long hair. I thought they would love it, too.

Amelia has at least four teeth in a row missing on the top. It is so cute! I just love her smile and hope it stays as long as possible. Amelia played her second year of soccer this Fall. Her coach always had her play defense and always had her do the goal kicks. The girls would line up right on the line and then Amelia would (usually) kick it over their heads past everybody. All the parents would say “wow!”. Then I repented of my pride.


Kathryn has finally stopped asking if she has to do “twinkles” (variations of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) at her piano practice everyday. She just does them! Her piano books often have duets for the teacher and student to play. So I play the duet with her when she practices. Sometimes we play a song and afterwards Kathryn is so excited she gives me a big hug! That’s pretty much my favorite moment!


The Dash – My Boys

Posted by Darryl Melanchuk on November 21st, 2013

I was inspired by my sister’s blog post to write something.  

Daniel is going to afternoon preschool.  I love it!  I am actually debating doing afternoon kindergarten with him next year.  We are having an insurance situation, so our nurse hours are cut way down – one day a week instead of five.  That means I get to take Nathaniel when I drop Daniel off at preschool.  But getting three boys out of the house by a certain time can be difficult.  On Tuesday I had gotten everything ready for Nathaniel – suction machine, his milk in the feeding pump and connected to him, emergency supplies that we are supposed to have near him at all times.  I make it out to the van with everything, at the appointed time to leave.  I had already sent Michael and Daniel outside with their shoes on to play before we left.  Of course they turned on the hose and Michael was so wet and muddy we had to change his clothes, and Daniel remembered he needed to go to the bathroom.  So much for being on time.