I've passed on exactly 2 blog posts from the Lotus community to my wife. The first one was a game Carl Tyler posted and the second was Alan Lepofsky's on Wordle (admittedly after reading 5 or 6 other wordle posts).
I was expecting a reply of cool, instead the reply simply came back, 'adicted!'. This all happened a week ago, and a week before the bridal shower that she was planning for her sister.
Here are the pictures of how she used the wordles as both a gift and as part of the shower.
Jonathan Feinberg is a genius.
I glanced out the window to catch Eliot hammer the pedals of his little bike with training wheels on it. He had to to get though the think Spring grass. I couldn't help but think how riding with training wheels around the lawn has helped his confidence. He just looked ready and determined. So when 20 minutes later Ethan came into the kitchen with a big grin on his face I know something big was going on. "Dad you have to come out and see what Eliot is doing". You could see the pride for his little brother in his face. I instantly opened the cupboard for the camera but it was packed along with the video camera; we were minutes away from going to Grandma and Grandpa's. Ethan lead me out to the driveway to see Eliot riding Ethan's old bike. He was peddling for about 20 feet until he ran out of room where he would break get off the bike, turn it around and start back in a new direction.
I later learned that he did it all on his own. He just got on the bike and gave it a try. It was bitter sweet. My last child is now riding a bike and all my minds eye 'television commercial' visions of the event can be on their way. This all happened around 7 on Friday April 18th. 3 years 8 months to the day. His brother Ethan was a hair past 4 years 2 months. For the record their mother, father and big sister Emma were 5.
The next day, Saturday the 19th he was a pro, weaving around posts taking tight turns, riding on the rough stone driveway. Congratulations Eliot, Daddy is VERY proud of you!