Scene: Yesterday morning, Grant and I were about to walk out the door to head for school. We notice it is drizzling and a bit chilly. Me: “Grant, run and grab your jacket, it’s kind of cold.” Grant: “I’ll be OK Mom.” Me: “It’s wet. Grab your jacket.” Grant: “I can’t….” Me: “What do you […]
Scene: Dinner time. We are all gathered around the table and Conner’s phone keeps buzzing in the next room. He must have gotten 15 text notifications during dinner. (Note: Phones are not allowed at the table… it was in another room and I could hear it.) About a half an hour later there was another […]
A crazy old lady… but in a very good way.
My mom is quite the adventurer. Several years ago she and my dad to a cruise to Alaska and while there, she rode a zipline through the forest. She loved it and she has been asking my dad to build her one in their back yard ever since. (My dad has so far refused.) Mom […]
Have a nuclear Valentine’s Day!
Grant has been drawing lots of little Valentines for me. Lots and lots of drawings. To mix it up a bit, he has begun making heart shapes around the house for me. Sometimes they’re out of Legos, sometimes out of blocks or Crayons. He often will arrange the heart shape while I watch. That was […]
Wine marinated Beef Stew, served with a side of Funny. mmm mmm good.
Yesterday Giada De Laurentiis was on The Today Show sharing some recipes for comfort foods. One of them was for a Chianti marinated beef stew. Sounded good. I didn’t have the exact ingredients that she used, so I winged it. I used a Cabernet to marinate the meat instead of Chianti. Grant was watching the wine-marinating process. […]
2012: The Year of the Chopstick
Little boys aren’t known for their lovely penmanship. We have had an ongoing problem with little boys who don’t hold the pencil properly and who write their letters from the bottom up instead of the top down. (Take a quick moment and draw an I, a T and an F for me… from the top, […]
It’s OK… I’ve seen worse answers from Miss America contestants.
Grant is the Superstar of the Week this week at school. In addition to getting to be first in line for recess and to go to the lunch tables, he gets to create a timeline of his life, share trophies and favorite toys, etc. He also gets to fill out a questionnaire about himself, by himself. It […]
How do you get to Carnegie Hall…? Through the front door of course. Duh….
Mitch has been taking guitar lessons and is now playing in a band with a group of students at the music school. Their instructor sets up little “recitals” around town… usually at coffee houses or in restaurants. The businesses like them because they come with a built in audience of family members and friends (all […]
My elves are clumsy.
We’re in full blown Christmas decorating mode around here. Conner was helping me trim the tree when he dropped the ornament he was holding into a box of other ornaments and it broke. (He’s kind of ham-handed, my Conner…) I asked him to be careful and to clean up the glass. I noticed after a […]
The Great Banana Race
Scene: Grant is in the kitchen, having a snack. Random guys, dressed as bananas, doing their part to help Keep Austin Weird. Grant: “Mom, I just timed myself while I was eating my banana. I did it in 1 minute and 59 seconds!” Me: “Um, that’s nice….?” Grant: “Yes! I was trying to do it in […]
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