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can't go back again... or can we?

can’t go back again… or can we?

Our anniversary was earlier this month.  It just so happened to be the wedding weekend of my best friend from college, in the same town we where Rob and I met and had our own wedding. So we left the kids and flew across the country.  This was our first trip alone since Violet was […]

S.A.D.

S.A.D.

I really think I’ve had seasonal affective disorder this year.  The sun, though, is what is making me depressed.  I usually don’t mind high temperatures, but this summer was the hottest since the Dust Bowl.  Nearly 50 days of over 100 degree heat.  I don’t care how controlled the indoor environment is, that kind of […]

what Violet said about Graham

what Violet said about Graham

Here are some comments from Violet about her brother over the past year or so.  Clearly she has some mixed feelings: (Graham) is going to grow up, get married and have lots of children. I was really patient when you were feeding Graham. I don’t like your singing, but Graham does. I’m proud when Graham […]

language aquisition for the 2nd kid

language aquisition for the 2nd kid

(Today’s post is brought to you by my amazing husband and mother-in-law who have taken the kids out to let me get some things done.) We’ve been trying to teach Graham sign language, really we have.  But it’s a much more difficult task when your hands are busy doing something for the first born child.  […]

garden update

garden update

This summer was not kind to any living thing in Texas.  Despite my best efforts, I lost just about every plant in my raised bed.  Even the tomatoes.  We would dutifully check the color change each day (Graham insisting they were balls, not tomatoes) until I declared, “In the morning, it’s going to be ready […]