Month: February 2013

We Are Pirates

Here are a few things I remember about today: 1) Watching my Laurels eat brownie bites topped with raspberry jam and whipped cream at church while engaging in a really good discussion. Feeling such affection and love for those girls. 2) Realizing that when anybody asks me how I am doing, within three sentences we are having a poop conversation.…

Just Eat It

This evening I put my very, very crispy baby to bed and decompressed by perusing the cookbook I bought at the school book fair. I purchased it on a whim, feeling sparks of excitement about recreating the gorgeous dishes featured in the full-page photographs facing each recipe. Why do I do this to myself? Thumbing through a bunch of amazing-sounding…

Love Story

With all the ring-pops and conversation hearts littering the house, it’s easy to remember that Valentine’s Day is practically here. It’s a happy little holiday, isn’t it? Tucked into the crappy winter months, it’s a brief beacon of pink and sweets in the cold, bleak stretch between New Year’s and springtime. It’s a holiday I like, as long as I…

Real Blooper Reel

If I could winnow the events of the past few days as though editing video of my family’s life (fortunately for me, no one is actually taping us), I would essentially have a blooper reel. These things really happened: * Jack spent the weekend surreptitiously pooping around the house, and then quickly trying to vacuum it up before we could…