Oh my goodness. My sweet baby girl. She's 5! Something about being a whole hand makes her seem definitively, unquestionably a kid and NOT a baby. NOT a toddler. NOT little in any way. And I'm not sad. I need to correct this, because I think I've communicated this pseudo-sadness to some people. Because I'm … Continue reading She’s 5, and I’m not sad!
Last night I spent less than 2 hours in my own bed. Between the oldest needing someone to snuggle her, Hankasaurus Rex wanting a drink of water every two hours (I did leave the cup with him!), and the baby needing to be held in the rocking chair (he is the WORST at teething) it … Continue reading i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
Rules! Oh yeah, just what you wanted to focus on for a Friday morning! A "house rule" is literally a rule that applies only among a certain group or in a certain place. The addition of tiny people to an environment creates an obvious need for more structure than when the home includes only adults. … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 House Rules that Work For Us
Man! This whole writing-consistently-thing is harder than we thought! And we missed our first Friday 5! Oh well, getting HERE, right? So here's a brief update on the 30 Day Challenge we gave ourselves for May, as well as some explanations for why the blog got bumped down the priority list. 30 DAY CHALLENGE!--We said … Continue reading Where we at?!
I played in a band, Leo Goes Grr, for over 6 years when I lived in Oklahoma. We played Indie rock on the weekends all across Oklahoma and parts of Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas. We played in dive bars, on top of rail cars, for swanky birthday parties, and even school and church events. … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 of our Favorite Concerts
I really do love to cook. I enjoy the prep, the process, the colors of the food, the sounds of sizzling, the tantalizing smells. I'm not an expert, but I love to learn new methods and to use valuable tools. I've tried tons of gadgets and gotten rid of tons of gadgets. I love simplicity … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Kitchen Favorites
Because everyone loves a shortcut, right?! Two truths, 1) we don't believe in the summer body, just get out there and try to be healthy, and 2) well-balanced health has no shortcuts. (bummer, right?) BUT, sometimes challenges can give you something new to focus on and invigorate your attitude for working towards a goal when … Continue reading 30 Days to My Summer Body
We love our fam. We love going out! When we get in the car to come home from somewhere, often Cora's first questions are, "Where ELSE are we going today? Are we doing anything else fun?" So here are five of our favorite activities as a family. The cool thing? Most of these are super cheap, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Favorite Family Activities
Every single night...I mean, most evenings...Ok, fine, so on nights we are miraculously home at a decent hour, we start the bedtime routine around 7:30. Cora to the restroom. Hank to toy duty. We trap Walt in something he shouldn't hopefully can't get out of, and we get pajamas and vitamins for the big two. This is … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Music Videos for your next Family Dance Party
Having kids makes you do weird and sometimes embarrassing things. Like use words that don't exist. Kids are hysterical and awesome as they're learning to speak and communicate. Sometimes it can be a challenge even for parents to figure out WHAT THE HECK they're talking about. Just last night, Hank kept requesting the "Destiny" song, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Words Our Kids Invented