A Very Good Weekend

We had a lot of fun this weekend.   Layla is a shoe addict. She is always in my closet trying on heels and trying to walk in them so we thought it was time to get her some toy princess shoes. She was very pleased with this offering. Robbie got some good quality time […]

Juggling Monkeys

The other day I had an epiphany. Robbie cut himself while playing with a knife. A knife I had just told him to put away because it was very sharp and he should never play with it. Only, according to him he was not playing with it at all but just “running my thumb over […]

Proud Mommy Moments

There are always the mortifying mommy moments, like when your kid licks someone in line at Wal-Mart. Yes, a total stranger. On the arm. Then there are the proud mommy moments. Like when your kid jumps in the car and declares “Its the best day of my life!” because his first Scholastic book order came. […]

Goodbye TV, Hello Brave New World

Once upon a time, Robbie didn’t really care much for TV. Then he started to care and, seemingly overnight, he started caring way too much. Getting him to clean up his toys? A fight. Getting him to leave the house with us? A fight. Getting him to stop watching that irritating cartoon already? A fight. […]

Soaking it Up

I haven’t been writing here much since Layla came home. The first month we were all just trying to survive. It seemed like if her eyes were open, she wouldn’t be happy without a nipple of some kind in her mouth. Sleep was scarce and free time even more so. The phrase “What the heck […]