He dives, ladies and gentlemen!
I have had some requests for details on what caused Tessa’s meltdown Wednesday night. At least one of the requestors wanted to know what I had done to provoke the incident. Hmmm. I am providing details in this post just so you all don’t think I am a horrible mother and send CPS out to investigate. Every night we let the kids watch about an hour of television. Usually this...
In which Tessa tells a joke. 37 times.
Well Child (SO BIG)
Gabe had his five year well child checkup this morning. I couldn’t go, because it was my First! Day! At! The! New! Job! (Side note: woooooooooo!) I was quite saddened by the conflict, though, because I looooove going to the doctor for routine checkups. I love how much attention the doctor pays to us, and how he always tells me my children are exceptional. I could listen to that all day,...
Birthday Party Highlights
Better late than never, right?? (Last day at the office is tomorrow; chaos chaos race to the finish line!) I’m still shocked he’s five, you guys.
Gabe is FIVE
Last Day of Being Four!!!
I know the blog has been woeful and uninteresting over the past couple of weeks - it turns out winding up my job of nearly eight years has been MUCH more time and labor intensive than I anticipated. But the schedule will be lightening soon! And in the meantime, we are getting ready to celebrate my best guy’s official BIG DAY tomorrow! Can you believe he’s going to be FIVE? I myself...
You may note that Gabe has rejected some traditional elements of the baseball uniform.
Gabe’s birthday party was amazing. Super fun, lovely friends, great time had by all. Excuse me while I go pass out on the couch right…about…NOW. ZzzzxxxzZzZZZZ
My Theme for the Day
Big day for me today, friends. After seven and a half years at my company, I am leaving to start my own firm. I have already landed one long-term client. I kind of can’t believe myself; this is so unlike me. It’s much more standard for me to stay on the treadmill and complain quietly, you know?
Our next-door-neighbors are completely lovely people. They have two young boys who are about Gabe and Tessa’s age, and I cannot tell you how fun it is to be able to walk over to the house next door to play (and vice versa). It’s one of the reasons we love where we live. On Saturday, apropos of nothing, the neighbors brought us live ladybugs to release into our rose bushes. Gabe was...
Is it just me, or does this week feel like the longest week in history? I can’t believe it’s only Thursday, I really cannot. Let’s briefly distract ourselves from the sad fact that the weekend is still two days away with these pictures of Gabe’s first baseball game from last Sunday. (I still miss basketball, but the giant batting helmets sort of amuse me.) ...
I don’t want to be striving for bigger/better/higher/more every minute of every...– Kristin Van Ogtrop, managing editor of Real Simple magazine, in the May 2013 issue. (via umcanyounot)
Let's Start the Week Out with Some Pictures
On Friday afternoon, we did a bunch of random playing in the yard. And now we get to the greatest photobomb in the history of the world. Ever since Easter Sunday, Gabe has been “practicing” taking pictures with my big SLR camera. On Friday he took pictures of the trees and the grass, then decided he wanted to take a picture of me. He very carefully posed me, then lined up...
My dad has gotten into the habit of occasionally bringing boxes of artifacts from my childhood - all of which have been carefully stored by my mother - over to my house and dumping them in my garage without telling me. It probably goes without saying that I find this deeply annoying, although probably not as annoying as he finds it living with his own garage stuffed to the rafters with...
Thief, Part Two!
Tess stole a little paint set from the dollar bin at Target. I didn’t notice until we were halfway home and she asked me to open it so she could paint her legs “blue, like a kitty cat.” (?!?) Just hand me that Mother of the Year trophy right now.
Tessa: [blatantly steals Matt's apple out of his lunch bag]
Matt: Sweetie, that's Daddy's lunch. Can I have it back please?
Tess: No. Get a new one from Bears. [Gabe's classroom]
Matt: What if we get you a new one from Bears?
Tess: NO. I want your apple, Daddy.
Tess: [Takes giant bite. Grins wickedly.]
Things That Have Happened In the Past 24 Hours
Gabe put his Spiderman sunglasses on the dog. I tried to talk Tess into putting her pajamas on, and finally said, “OK sweetie, I’m going to count to three then I will help you put them on.” She picked up her toy microphone and sang back at me, “But if you do that I will cry, baby-pie!” Tess removed the batteries from a flashlight, then stuffed the battery...