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Your Third Birthdays
Dear James and Owen, For your third birthday, we hung up the birthday banner (of course). Sophie insisted on helping me set the table (she was so excited, for both of you). Owen—you wanted a Thomas the train theme. James—you wanted a Jake the Pirate theme....
Posted: 7/22/2013 11:11 PM
Life With Young Children, Described In Two Sentences
scene: the mini van Andy: “Everyone needs to be very quiet while I make an important phone call.” Sophie: “Do you want to hear how good I can make a sheep sound?” “Yes, having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love...
Posted: 6/26/2013 10:04 AM
Links I Love
• Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes (love) • The Kendama: a wooden(!) toy that is about to go viral in the U.S. • Cute, fun, beanbag toss game • Gene Weingarten’s “Fatal Distraction” is one of the most horrific, has-stuck-with-me pieces of journalism...
Posted: 6/26/2013 1:17 AM
James & Owen’s Secret Tea Party
James and Owen have struggled with bedtime as of late. As in, they don’t go to bed. Tonight, hearing them up and about, Andy quietly went upstairs and secretly recorded this: “There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice...
Posted: 6/16/2013 10:58 PM
Things I’ve Neglected to Post (But Love)
A trip to Baltimore with … jewelry-making with Grandma and … ukulele-playing with Paw Paw. parents’ night at Sophie’s beloved preschool the delivery of a new-to-us swingset (with thanks to Craigslist) and Easter! “Time does not change us. It just unfolds...
Posted: 6/14/2013 8:57 PM
Welcome, Colin Gabriel + Vivienne Kate!
Our friends Megan and Javan are basically experiencing much of what we went through, a couple years ago. They have a gorgeous son, Cam, and on February 8 they welcomed Colin (7 lbs., 8 oz., 21.4 in.) and Vivienne (6 lbs., 11 oz., 18.5 in.)—I know, Megan’s...
Posted: 6/14/2013 8:20 PM
Welcome, Ryan Mark Sickmiller!
5lbs, 14 oz., 20 inches—born March 11, 2013 at 4:56a.m. We hung out with him this week and he’s already up to 15 lbs. He’s perfect, and bringing so much happiness. Congratulations, Mark and Jen! “Every child begins the world again …” —Henry David Tho...
Posted: 6/14/2013 8:11 PM
In the 5 Minute Van Ride to the Grocery
Owen: “Why do we have to get butter at the store?” Andy: “Because we don’t have butter.” Owen: “But we do have butter!” Andy: “No. We don’t. We have margarine.” Me: “Daddy doesn’t like margarine.” Owen: “What’s margarine?” Me: “Fake butter.” Owen: “But...
Posted: 6/9/2013 7:23 PM
And the Winner Is …
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Shabby Apple giveaway! I wrote everyone’s name on a slip of paper (and am now guessing there’s a way to do this on the computer—ha), and then had Sophie close her eyes and pick one. The winner is … Sarah K! Thanks...
Posted: 6/7/2013 8:11 PM
Green Bananas
Owen wanted a banana this morning. I told him they were still too green to eat. He then spent much of the morning trying to convince me to go to the store to buy—not yellow bananas but—yellow paint. “Ding-a-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling! Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop!...
Posted: 6/6/2013 3:49 PM
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Our family of five lives in a 100-year-old foursquare in Fort Thomas, Ky., along with Tucker (our lab) and Mia (our cat). Thanks for visiting!

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