Remember that show from the 80s, with Kirk Cameron, Alan Thicke and Tracey Gold: Growing Pains? I loved that show. I wanted to be Carol Seaver, except that I always though Mike was too cute; he was a loveable troublemaker. Whenever I think about my kids growing up, I think of that show. The Girl. […]
Happy 4th birthday, Wonder Boy!
Last week we vacationed at Gulf Shores for the week with Pepa. It was a long, fun week filled with pool trips, beach outings and LOTS of seafood. Over the course of the week, in my state of sheer exhaustion from chasing kids in the sun, I may have said a few crazy things like: […]
We went on an impromptu camping trip this past weekend. Now anyone who’s known me for any length of time probably already expects disaster. I don’t do ‘impromptu’ all that well and was never a big fan of camping. That’s ’cause until recently I wasn’t really a big fan of the outdoors in general — […]
Ok, not really. He only got suspended. Yeah, only. The dreadful day was last Thursday, when I got the call that our 3-year-old, Wonder Boy (as in I wonder if he’ll be the death of me), was in the daycare director’s office and needed to be picked up. When I arrived, I was told he […]
I used to be a semi-feminist. Okay well maybe I was a full-blown feminist. Who really knows? I mean, I never said anything like “girls are better than boys” or “girls can do anything boys can do, only better” – at least not out loud anyway. I can remember saying a time or two that […]
Judging from the photos, Wonder Boy spent his birthday eating sugar-filled treats. I suppose for a three-year-old that’s the perfect day.
I talk to my neighbor friend Judy (Ju-Ju-Judy, as Bryan calls her, in a throwback to Andy Griffith) quite regularly about what to do with all the eggs we get from the chickens now. I usually give her a dozen or so and we still never run out. Anyway, she gave me this recipe, from […]
Boy Genius has been talking about seeing Avatar in 3D ever since it came out, even after he realized it wasn’t the story of Aang and his element-bending posse. When Bryan and Pepa first went to see it, the idea was that it might be “a bit much” for little eyes. Then Bryan, raving that […]
By the time I’m writing this it’s pretty much moot, which, despite the fact that it’s a reminder that I’m neglecting the blog, really is a good thing. You see, before Thanksgiving, we were having a bit of a problem with Wonder Boy at daycare. Okay, that’s an understatement. Our 2-year-old was on the verge […]
I’m sitting in a mandatory professional practicum course that will last all day. Apparently, there is a recent trend toward requiring this type of professional practicum within two years of passing the bar in many states. So even though I first passed a bar in 2002, because I’m new to Arkansas, here I sit. It […]
It’s been about 45 days since my last post. I’m not saying that because it’s a record I’m proud of or anything … just pointing out the fact that I’ve been a blogging slacker as of late. And actually acknowledging the length of time makes it even funnier to me that I’m blogging now. You […]
Wonder Boy turned 2 years old today! So how was it? I’ll let the pictures do the talking: This was while the wait staff at the restaurant sang “Happy Birthday.” I think he was protecting his territory as invading hands (The Girl & Boy Genius) began to descend. A quick smile between bites!
This past Saturday morning, we were going to go to the River Market but got sidetracked driving around looking at storage buildings and sheds (ooh, fun! no, it really was) because we’ll need something like that if we end up buying the Benton house (hmmm, I guess I’ll need to explain that in another post). […]
Some old friends and I have been planning I think since the season began to go see the Travelers play but the plans always seemed to fall through, until last night. So yesterday morning, Bryan and I were talking to the kids about going to the baseball game. The Girl and Boy Genius have been […]