Can you find the Christmas cat?The days have been filled with coffee and sugar cookies and more coffee. They have been runny nose, ear infection, pink-eye days, but they've been decorated with e e cummings poetry, plastic ornaments and pine needles.On Monday I enlisted my mother to help me make Christmas sugar cookies. I have … Continue reading Merry Mayhem With Weapons…and Pink Eye
It's pumpkin time!We welcome Fall with orange pumpkins and yellow hayAnd a toddle through the Pumpkin Patch. Horray!Sheldon is now walking. Usually he is walking and dragging his stuffed bunny by the ear, but I don't have a picture of that yet.Tomorrow we will force him into a Toy Story Alien suit and introduce him … Continue reading Some Pumpkin Love and a WALKER!
Today I have a huge mess of a house, because the boys took it upon themselves to have a party which involved fruit snacks and green beans, the remnants of which are scattered on my floor. Yesterday was hard too. Someone in a Batman cape and superhero underwear was testing my patience. I may have … Continue reading Strength in Leaves: A Moral in A Bunny Cup
Sometimes, my husband tells me stories about his childhood. They usually involve weapons. Last night I had the privilege of hearing the following tale while washing the chili-bean bowls.Derrick: "When my mom went out of town once, my dad turned out all the lights in the house, opened the sliders and doors, and he gave … Continue reading Derrick Tells Another Story…With Guns
"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" -Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomerySometimes...I am mooooody. Moody with a capital "M".This past week, I felt overwhelmed, stressed, and emotional. I would cry at the drop of a hat, and at pictures of fluffy kittens. … Continue reading I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)
It's 1 p.m. and I look back on my morning and say, "At least no one has pooped on me."I babysat for my friend Jess this morning. Caiden, her two year old, was a delightful addition to my two year old. By delightful, I of course, mean destructive. When those two get together, they are … Continue reading Chaos Comes in Threes
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." -Helen KellerI stumbled into bed, or at least, I tried to stumble. My … Continue reading "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya…"
There's nothing like waking up in the morning to a small, chubby face patting your cheek and saying, "Hey. Hey handsome. Hey handsome." NO it wasn't my husband. Q took it upon himself to say hello and bless me with a compliment this morning. I was feeling rather good about life...and then he smacked me … Continue reading Wild Thing