Archive for the 'Kathryn' Category

Kids Go to Work

Posted by Darryl Melanchuk on April 24th, 2014

Today was “Take Your Child to Work Day” at Darryl’s office. It worked out nicely, since our kids are on spring break. So I sent Kathryn, Amelia, and Daniel off to work this morning. They were super excited.


The organizers had requested a photo of each child, and made them each a KPMG badge key card thing (although it didn’t unlock doors). They looked official! Activities included a tour of the building, delivering mail, games, and drawing on the white board wall! Plus a pizza lunch with their parent. There were 17 kids that participated.




They came home with a bag full of KPMG goodies and quite a bit of candy. Pretty good recruiters! Later in the afternoon I found all three of them had made the girls room into an office. Each had their own space and was working hard. I could barely convince them to come down to dinner!

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Hair Today . . .

Posted by Darryl Melanchuk on February 8th, 2014

I love long hair on these girls!


And I love that they are such good friends, and people still think they are twins.

But the tangles and tears were driving me crazy, plus their pleadings for short hair.

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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 Nutcracker

Posted by Amanda on December 28th, 2012

I took Kathryn to The Nutcracker this year.  She loved it!  At intermission we decided to take a little walk.  Kathryn danced the whole way.  When we got home she put on her leotard, a few skirts, and started dancing.

The next day Kathryn enlisted her siblings to put on a performance for me.

The Mouse King:




The Sugar Plum Fairy:


Some shots of the show:



Not sure how this one fits in, but Michael wanted to participate: