Category: Day 2 Day

[My biggest little fan has been asking why I haven’t posted any pictures of his birthday yet. Sorry, sweetie.] Look at this guy. And now look. He’s 7.Time slips away so quickly. For Nicholas’ birthday he wanted a pink strawberry cake. Notice the tiny piece he cut himself. That’s about all he ate of it. I took it upon myself to be a good citizen…

Read More

Jacob is 9. Holy crap. Where did the time go? Seems like he was just this guy: And now he’s this guy: In his last year of single digits. Crazy. Jacob was super excited to get the entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from Grandma and Grandpa. Nicholas, however, was quite upset to learn that square box was not Wii Party. Because he totally…

Read More

Lord help us. The kids have blogs. A while back I read an interesting article about how we’re the last generation of parents who grew up without the Internet. The premise was this: When it comes to our kids and the Internet, iPads, social media, smart phones, etc, etc, etc, we have no idea what we’re doing. Having grown up in the pre-digital age, we…

Read More

Christmas 2014

Posted by February 4, 2015

So it’s *cough* January 28 February 4 *cough* and I’m just getting around to the Christmas pics. Yeah, yeah. I know. Two weeks off work, a week in Texas, and I’ve been a busy little bee trying to get some things back on track. Like finishing projects before starting any new ones (sooo hard). And now, a few days since I first wrote that ↑,…

Read More

We had to stop at the Winn Dixie for a poo-mergency the other night. A a poop emergency. A moaning-kid-in-the-backseat-not-sure-they-can-hold-it-in-at-least-we-own-an-upholstery-cleaner-type situation. That got me thinking. 1.) Thank the lord for public bathrooms! 2.) The list of things I don’t miss about Europe is short. Really, it’s this. The lack of public toilets. Imagine getting stuck in an unfamiliar European city in a tree-less urban area…

Read More

Happy Halloween!

Posted by November 4, 2014

Happy Halloween ya’ll! From the Grim Reaper and Deadpool. We made ghosts and vampire fang treats and went to a school dance and trick-or-treated and had an ultimate battle between Death and Deadpool. We got full-size candy bars like last year. AND…one house in our neighborhood handed out $20 bills. For reals. Sadly not to us, but I can confirm that this, in fact, did…

Read More

You know those cute back-to-school pics where happy kids with wide, toothy grins and perfectly coordinated outfits hold chalkboards proclaiming the “first day of school!” And everyone is so excited to be in whatever grade that they barely contain their enthusiasm. That’s totally what it’s like here…In my first-day-of-school fantasy land. Reality is more like this: Good morning! It’s the first day of school! Get…

Read More

The kids have been asking for a cat for like ever. Or at least two years. They even wrote “baby cat” on their Christmas lists. Kitten. It’s called a kitten. So they were super excited to discover a special surprise when they came home from Grandma & Grandpa’s house. Not socks and underwear! They’re still not quite sure what to do with the kittens, but…

Read More