Because I married The Most Creative Man in the World, when the whispering and weirdness starts around my birthday-time, I always know I’m in for a treat. This morning, they finished up their preparations (“Uh…Dad needs this box, Mom. Um, for work!”) while I was sequestered to my bedroom for a couple of hours. They … More A Birthday of Olympic Proportions!
A lot of people have twins–they’re more common now than ever before, and it seems like everywhere you turn, you see double strollers and matching sets of little heads bobbing along. Me? I have twins. I only have twins. I have two sets of twins. That I have children, at all, is a small miracle, … More The Truth about Twins
I’m chuckling a bit at my last post. I’m not usually one to overburden myself, and I generally settle into a nice rhythm of craftiness, laziness, and quality family time during the holidays. Not this year! I decided it’d be fun to have this be the year of handmade Christmas gifts, which did turn out … More Why I need a vacation after Christmas vacation!
So, no offense to anyone else, but I’m pretty sure it’s a fact that I have the most creative children on Earth. (Note: they did not get this gene from me. It’s all their dad, for sure.) When my mom called to wish me a happy birthday on Saturday, she asked if my family had … More 35!
…I had the busiest summer ever, and then when everything was finished, I died. OK, not really. But kinda. I’ve been such a lazy slob for the last few weeks, it’s kind of unbelievable. I finished off October with the babies’ Halloween costumes and promptly declared myself “on vacation” from any new projects. I’ve basically … More Once Upon a Time…
I swear, I was going to come over here and make some kind of epic blog post to catch everyone up on the thousands of things I’ve missed posting in the ages and ages since my last entry and…yeah. So. It’s only been, well, OK, 10 weeks, but that’s really not all that long and … More Have I really only missed ONE month?!
So, my boys are eight, and in case you’re not familiar with eight-year-olds, that’s prime age for all things magical and secret. Last week was my birthday, and I knew my boys were up to something (a. because the Jonah can’t keep a secret to save his life, and kept telling me, “We’re doing something … More Surprise!!
It’s been a busy month! December is always a busy time for us, what with Christmas and the boys’ birthdays. This year, though, marked our first busy January. The boys were baptized on January 1st, which was a special day for them, and we were able to have a huge gathering of our immediate families … More What a difference a year makes!
I’m not usually one of those moms who waxes goopy about her kids’ every accomplishment in life, you know? But it’s my boys’ eighth birthday today, and I find myself suddenly nostalgic this morning. As I putter around the house, picking up stray socks and putting away cereal boxes, I keep flashing back to an … More Happy Birthday: A Love Story
Whew–the babies are almost 10 weeks old, now, and it seems like every day is both so long and so short! My hours are a blur of feed, burp, nap (the babies and me, too–if I’m lucky!), and try desperately to keep up with the housework and spend time with my boys. Before I know … More Two months old