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The day the boys turned into animals

My frantic morning with Austin included trips to Target, Aldi, Stop & Shop, and Big Lots - all within a 90-minute window. I think Christmas shopping for the boys might finally be done. Probably not, but the rest will be little things. Literally. Target and Big Lots are half-mile apart, yet they bookended my trip. … Continue reading The day the boys turned into animals

Product Review: lalabu’s Dad Shirt

Sometimes The majority of the time, the most convenient way to bond/shop/walk with your children is to wear them. Especially if you have another child or two along with you It doesn't claim to be a hands-free carrier (I'd call it a hand-free carrier) but the Dad Shirt by lalabu is in a class all by itself. Pretend you're … Continue reading Product Review: lalabu’s Dad Shirt

Boogers. EVERYWHERE!

Graham was writhing in pain, tugging at his ears, and dripping snot until after midnight before finally retreating from our bed back to his lower bunk and passing out. I'm pretty sure that him being a thumb-sucker wasn't helping matters. As of this writing, 8:41am, he's still asleep in bed.  Austin has a runny nose … Continue reading Boogers. EVERYWHERE!

Christmas Traditions, according to Nolan

Chopping down the tree, watching The Polar Express, visiting Santa Claus, looking for Gus, decorating the tree, drinking hot chocolate...traditions, man, traditions!

Fooooooood!

We introduced Austin to solid foods last week. Was it a success? Is it a complete and utter mess after he’s done eating? Is he pissed when it’s gone? The answer to all three questions is a resounding YES! Pumpkin. Sweet potato. Pears. Peas and spinach. Apple, pumpkin, and granola. Blueberry and purple carrot teething biscuits. Prunes … Continue reading Fooooooood!

Halloween hand-me-down

It’s October and that means we’re really close to the time of year every parent steals from his or her children. Yes, of course it’s Halloween! Kids don’t really need fifteen pounds of candy, do they? They don’t even know that the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, no matter the size, is the best candy they’ll … Continue reading Halloween hand-me-down

Diaper Change or Wrestling Match?

He's just over five months old but every time I change Austin's diaper it feels like I'm trying to pin one of the Road Warriors - either one, Hawk or Animal. I know it was difficult to pin either of them because I used the Google to find out "best WWF winning percentage" and they were … Continue reading Diaper Change or Wrestling Match?

Why are baby boogers so sticky?

That's the first thing I use the Google for today since Austin has some of the greenest, stickiest snot coming out of his nose lately (thanks Nolan and kindergarten). Google spit out some results and here are the first four: Baby Boogers - BabyCenter Baby Boogers Colors: A Guide to Decoding Their Meanings Baby Congestion: … Continue reading Why are baby boogers so sticky?