Little stinker

Little stinker

This weekend we bought our annual bag of fall candy, except this year we got the Brach’s and the Kroger brand and separated them due to Sophia’s allergies, and put them out Saturday afternoon. That night, Jonathan’s door was unusually closed, so I...

The rules

Our sweet boy has been having trouble staying quietly in bed at night, so Derek invented a few simple rules for him to follow. As he learned them, he added his own. I particularly like #6. P.S. Yes, he ripped the vinyl airplane on his wall off one night. Yes, we need...
The golden parenting years

The golden parenting years

I think we’re in them. The kids are 10-almost-11, 7, and 3. We are  in that lovely stage of post-diaper and pre-driving-and-dating. The kids play together and alone. They need us, but not too much. They love us, and still like us. They even like each other. Here...

Our little jokester

He knows only one joke, but it’s pretty funny. Translation: I mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for...
3 years old

3 years old

“I’m bigger now.” (Pronounced “bee-ger” like Gru in Despicable Me, said when he wants things he’s not yet supposed to have, like chocolate for breakfast or permission to go outside alone.) “But I’m not big yet.”...