the phoebe blog

May 11, 2011

She could read it in a box

Filed under: Phoebe,skills — alejna @ 10:33 pm

Phoebe read Green Eggs and Ham before bedtime tonight. She read the whole thing out loud, with only minimal hints from me.

We were really impressed by how expressively she read it, too. (Mind you, we haven’t read the book to her in ages. Probably many months.) Maybe soon we’ll manage to get a video.

October 27, 2010

She is a very stylish girl.

Filed under: Phoebe — alejna @ 11:17 pm

Phoebe selected a fancy outfit to wear for dinner last night. She has style, that Phoebe.

October 16, 2010

breaking news

Filed under: Phoebe — alejna @ 12:39 am

Phoebe participated in her first board breaking seminar today.

That board didn’t stand a chance.

July 26, 2010


Filed under: Phoebe says... — alejna @ 10:55 pm

A couple of years ago, Phoebe became quite taken with the video for the song “Do they know it’s Christmas?” She called the song Dee-doh. (Because this is how the end refrain went: “dee doh woh,” at least that was how she sang it. Others may choose to sing “feed the world.”)

Yesterday at dinner, Phoebe recalled this:

“I used to say “dee-doh” a long time ago. I laugh about that nowadays.”

June 6, 2010

Phoebe’s latest artwork

Filed under: Phoebe,Phoebe's artwork — alejna @ 8:24 pm

Phoebe has really been enjoying drawing lately, and we have been enjoying seeing what she comes up with. Here are a couple of drawings she did a couple days ago.


A doodle

January 25, 2010


Filed under: Phoebe's artwork — alejna @ 9:44 am

January 14, 2010


Filed under: Phoebe's artwork — alejna @ 12:20 am

(Made on Daddy’s iPhone.)

December 2, 2009

A Verse

Filed under: Phoebe says... — jwbates @ 10:57 pm

The moon sails high
and I light the sky
with a flashlight.

— Phoebe Lenore Bates 12/2/2009

October 28, 2009

Halloween preview

Filed under: outings,Phoebe — alejna @ 11:49 pm

Phoebe got to go to a pre-Halloween party with daycare. Is she the coolest firefighter ever, or what?

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yellow belt!

Filed under: skills — alejna @ 12:06 am

Phoebe got her yellow belt today, after having tested for it last week. We all got to go to the ceremony.

Theo looks on:

Combination 1:

Phoebe gets her yellow belt.

Sporting the new belt:

Playing with the old:

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