For Nolan, it's come and gone. For Austin, it'll get here eventually. For Graham, it's right around the corner...and I'm cautiously optimistic. Graham, once called "Gronk" by one of my best friends because of his use of grunts in lieu of words, is going to be starting preschool in the fall. Three mornings or five? But really...PRESCHOOL!?… Continue reading An Ode to Mr. Personality
There are tons of potty training memes out there, but none capture it so perfectly as Brian Gordon at Fowl Language Comics. We've still got two in diapers, for the record. So we gave the two littler guys a bath and allowed Graham a bit of free reign by letting him cruise around sans diaper until… Continue reading When you can’t even bribe your 2yo to pee on the potty but know he’s got A+ aim
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!
Butternut squash over everything...at least for 20 minutes.
Chopping down the tree, watching The Polar Express, visiting Santa Claus, looking for Gus, decorating the tree, drinking hot chocolate...traditions, man, traditions!
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!
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
I know it's only been a few days, but I'm already following up on my previous post about not cutting the crust off lunchtime sandwiches. Nolan hasn't been had any issues or voiced any concern about me cutting off the top crust only. Graham, after eating the entire sandwich the first time I didn't remove any crust,… Continue reading Follow Up: Taking a stand