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Is Botox in my future?

Is Botox in my future?

I don’t mind my new wrinkles. Really, I don’t. But a couple of them are starting to cause misunderstandings. Exhibit A: I swear I am not scowling angrily at my 12-month-old for wanting a drink. I’m trying to help him use a straw so he doesn’t dump ice water on himself. I’m just concentrating! Geez! […]

poor baby

poor baby

We discovered Graham had an ear infection at his 1 year check-up. I had suspected as much for a week or so, and it didn’t seem to be getting any better, so we put him on antibiotics for the first time. A week later he broke out in a rash. Painful looking red bumps all […]

need a fix

need a fix

6:30 a.m. Half awake I hear creak, scrap, thump, whump, jingle, clatter. Kicking Rob in the leg I whisper, “I think Violet is sitting on the kitchen floor eating brown sugar.” Groaning, he gets out of bed. A few minutes later he comes back in and points an accusing finger, “You were SO wrong. She […]

He walks!  (and other updates)

He walks! (and other updates)

Four days after his first birthday Graham took his first solo steps: into the arms of a daycare staff member at the health club. Sigh. Okay, I’m a little bitter. I stay at home with the kids, in part, to be able to see these milestones myself rather than get a report from a third […]

happy birthday, little guy

happy birthday, little guy

I can’t believe how lucky I am to have this kid. He is nothing but sweetness and fun (most of the time). This has been the fastest year in the history of the universe. Scientists are at a loss as to why time flies exponentially in relation to the proximity of Graham.

testing the color of our thumbs

testing the color of our thumbs

After four springs living in this house, we finally managed to put up a raised veggie garden bed. I’m not as lazy as that sounds. We first had to salvage this yard, which had been completely torn up from the previous owner’s rottweiler. And Violet is finally at a stage where she won’t pull up […]

Holy crap!  I'm freeeeeee!!!

Holy crap! I’m freeeeeee!!!

Well, for three more hours. I finally did it. I finally got a regular babysitter to watch both kids for a few hours a week. This is the first time since Graham was born that I’m alone without feeling guilty about foisting the two of them on a family member. Why didn’t I do this […]