Dave has been working hard on the kids’ bedrooms. It’s been probably 5-6 years since we did anything in their rooms, besides repaint and throw new comforters on the beds. (Side note: I let the girls choose their own wall colors last time. Gabby chose two shades of “I Have a Bad Cold” green, and […]
Gabby’s big competition was yesterday. The one that takes the best 150 Irish dancers in 14 states (well, this year the number was around 150, if you take out the no-shows) and tries to find the best of the best. Every year, Gabby has worked hard and qualified to dance in this competition (through her performance at other […]
GABBY: Hey Mom: do you ever run readiness drills in your classes?
JULIE: What do you mean?
GABBY: Well, I was thinking. Like our teachers ask us to think about what we would do in different situations.
JULIE: Oh. Not really. Why?
GABBY: Well, because like I was thinking, one of the things they […]
I knew you would want to see how the girls’ costumes turned out:
Addie J, the jellyfish.
Lishie in her Day of the Dead costume.
I TOTALLY thought these two costumes were going to end up as the, “Nailed it!!” side of a Pinterest Fails meme. I feel like I got […]
[Background info: earlier this week, Gabby left a Post-It note that she had an after-school activity and needed a pickup. Dave read her the riot act about not planning ahead. I wasn’t home to witness, but from what I heard later, it was apparently quite the riot.]
GABBY: Mom, when Dad gets off the phone, […]
My intention, on August 8, 2003, had been to pass my weekly NST and go back to the office. Instead, after thirty minutes or so, the resident came into the room and said, “You have a beautiful contraction pattern. We’ve called for a wheelchair to take you to Labor and Delivery.” After twelve hours of […]
Dave was showing the girls a bunch of photos from my childhood, from my early twenties, etc. Here are some assorted comments made by Gabby: “Ohhhhh, Mom, now THAT’S a style!” “Is- is that whole thing one person’s hair?” “You really had a lot of turtlenecks back in the day.” “What did people […]
Over the weekend, Gabby scored a huge milestone in dance– finally breaking past her plateau of an entire season and qualifying for Oireachtas this fall. At the next day’s competition, she earned third place in her set dance, which was awesome (and a sign that we should just skip the very last, for-fun-only competition […]
Dave had to leave the house at 4:30 this morning to be at a job site. It’s his birthday today, so that triple-sucks. My girls had this covered, though. Look:
Those are a series of birthday notes (where’s Cam, you’re wondering. Well, last night was his lacrosse team banquet, at which he […]
GABBY: Mom, so we were all talking.
JULIE: Oh, no.
GABBY: Stop it. We were talking about what I should get for my birthday.
GABBY: And so obviously I want a fancy corn snake.
GABBY: And we were talking about what to name it, and we couldn’t come up with any […]