Road Trips, Then and Now

We were about this old when we held Mike out the window. It could have been this exact trip.

When I was a kid, we almost exclusively road tripped when we went on vacations. Mom and Dad would put down the seats in the station wagon, throw some sheets down to protect the car […]


    Vacations, Birthdays, and Hawaii 5-0

    The kids just spontaneously did this when we left, and my heart melted into a puddle. 

    We spent last week in Virginia with Jill and her family. As usual when we’re all together, we had a great time and did lots of fun stuff– but everyone was surprised when it was time to […]


      Fashion, Baby.

      Addie has become a bit of a fashionista, and she approaches it kind of lottery-ball style. She goes into her closet or her drawers, pulls out super-random pieces, and puts them together. Gabby used to do the same thing. I have a firm rule that, unless it’s inappropriate in some way or will otherwise […]


        I blame the shoes.

        Don’t be fooled: it looks all neat and pretty, but the feet inside these shoes are nightmares.

        Last night I was innocently doing a little repair job on Gabby’s Irish dance buckles. Sitting at the kitchen table, feet up on another chair, hurting no one.

        Let’s back up: we all know that I’m […]


          Cam’s Dad, the Coach.

          I know I’ve told you that Dave was drafted to be one of the coaches on Cam’s lacrosse team. I don’t know if I’ve told you how amazing he was? Dave was originally slated to be the assistant coach. Shakeups in the league meant that our head coach spent most of his time handling […]


            Amusement Park Craziness

            We took the kids to an amusement park yesterday. I looked at the weather and said, “Slight chance of scattered rain, no big.” Then we spent about thirty minutes chilling under a canopy, while a furious thunderstorm swept through:

            Don’t be fooled by these smiles. There was actual hail coming down fifteen feet […]


              Gabby is “bossome.”

              Gabby and I had such fun at a rainy Color Run this morning. At her request, we tricked ourselves out with tutus and socks and tattoos this year; the rain that hit us midrun actually made her day rather than ruining it. She jumped in puddles, slapped five with everyone she passed, and generally […]


                Gabby and the Awards

                Gabby received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence (or words to that effect) today. I’m really, really proud of her for her accomplishments- evidently, later today she’ll be winning some kind of Elite Award for P.E. as well (I’m less versed on that one) and she’s expecting to have won one of their class […]


                  Awesome Parents, Scrunchies, and a Tesla

                  This evening, I was putting up Gabby’s hair for her (in a scrunchie, which she and I both wear to bed because they are so freaking comfortable. My college students started wearing scrunchies this past year, and assure me that scrunchies are back. I’m afraid to believe that this is true, but I want […]


                    The Graduate

                    So proud of you, bud.

                     


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