Clapping Cows

Hey you!I've accidentally taken a small blogging break. You know what happened? Ancestry.com sucked me into their vortex of census reports. And....today's the day you realize how big of a nerd I am.Anyway, at this point, I'm stuck in 1872. HELP! Darn America and it's darn habit of not keeping track of people...oh wait, that … Continue reading Clapping Cows

Joyful Noises and Head Colds

I smell like swimming pools and Marc Jacobs perfume. I have a horrible cold in August and a roll on perfume thing. So I'd roll it on and think, "I don't smell anything. Is it broken?" and then roll again just for good measure. Ten minutes later my nose started working again and I was overpowered … Continue reading Joyful Noises and Head Colds

Pirates and Mr. Smith’s Parenting Tips

Things I've been told today by Captain Jackson Barrow:"Pirates don't eat SANDWICHES! AHHHHHH!"and my favorite so far:"PIRATES ALWAYS bother you when you're going potty! AHHHH!"If only everyone could spend a Friday afternoon with a pirate. A pirate with handcuffs. A pirate who's name is based on a 4 year old's interpretation of "Captain Jack Sparrow". … Continue reading Pirates and Mr. Smith’s Parenting Tips

Phase Two: Mammoth Lakes Kids Fishing Festival

to read Phase One: The Drive click hereFor the third year in a row we went to the Fishing Festival, a magical place where the ponds overflow with trout and other people will clean your fish for you. It was a glorious morning, and we had Papa to help us with the hooks, bait, and the child wrangling. We … Continue reading Phase Two: Mammoth Lakes Kids Fishing Festival