Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snow day

He could not contain himself.

I couldn't contain him, either.

She knew I didn't want to go out in the cold and the wet.

She didn't want to go out there either.

But something in my face ... 

She's called it The Look of Disappointment ...

Made her haul on her dayglow coat and too-small boots and pretend to care about snowmen of the smallest stature.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Hat Trick

I think I have finally reached a parenting trifecta.

Some things are just important ...

For instance, not risking "love" by crossing it out ... (Stepping on cracks, though ... that's cool.)


Getting them to fall asleep can seem like an art form ...

But really it's just the material of nightmares.


Best of all is what your daughter will learn from watching all 208 episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" ...


"Hey mom! Come look at the strip club I built in Minecraft. I call it 'Barney's'."

Friday, July 04, 2014

How we roll

...  or, more accurately, how we would have rolled if the People's Parade wasn't rained out.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Isn't everyone?

"My sister thinks she's black toast intolerant."

"I don't think there's any black toast in this milk, though."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Talk to the hand (puppet)

Doorjam puppet theater ....

It's pretty easy. 

You just make two curtains: one with a 14 X 17 window opening, and a smaller curtain that fits under the first curtain.  

Get yourself two tension curtain rods ... (one will support the lower edge of the window opening).
One yard of fabric ...
One fat quarter (for interior curtain) ....
One yard of bias tape ...
Felt or fleece scraps for the opening border ...
And matching thread.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

On Father's Day the shoe is on the other foot

If the kids want him to do anything for them today, they have to put on his socks and shoes.

Otherwise, he claims, he won't leave the house.

How did this come to pass, you wonder?

"How many times have I put on your shoes and socks?"

"I mean ... you take them off and want them back on about six times a day. ... If you calculate those six times a day by seven years ... well, let's just say that's a lot of stinky feet."

"Oh ... and one more thing ... If it rains, you are going to have to carry me."

Thursday, June 05, 2014


So ... the birthday planning has begun.

And according to the party planner, it's going to be just like Annabel's 

"only without the girl parts."