Starting School! A ramble

Our boys will begin kindergarten this week. I think I need to say that again because even though I've said it a lot in the last few months, the gravity of the idea still hasn't quite sunk in. (Hence the wandering mess that I'm sharing with you here.) E and M are starting school this... Continue Reading →

Anecdotes of Five and a Half

We took the boys to get donuts on a Sunday morning. But we waited too long and forgot to give them a snack and it got too close to lunchtime, which of course is a recipe for disaster. So they wanted to eat the donuts at the shop, but there wasn’t a place to sit... Continue Reading →

A Week in Maui!

My little brother got married in Maui this November. I got to spend six nights there with my family, and Andy stayed home with the boys. Not too shabby!! It was gorgeous and peaceful and wonderful. Obviously! It was a pretty quiet week, with a lot of quality family time and relaxed hanging out. This... Continue Reading →

FIVE!

  Here's all the stuff M and E have been up to in 2017 as four year olds and the first month of five. I read over the Four post and a lot of their behaviors and stuff is still the same. These boys are kids now. Not toddlers or little preschoolers anymore. They have lost... Continue Reading →

Astoria! Coast Trip 2017

Our summer coast adventure this summer was to Astoria! We hadn't been there before, so it was fun to explore a new place. We went on Labor Day for two nights, so there weren't too many people aorund. Unfortunately, it was also when that horrible Eagle Creek fire started, and the smoke followed us all... Continue Reading →

Riptide!

This is my new friend Jeff. He rescued me from a riptide in Maui. That morning, my sister and I went snorkeling at Honolua. It was amaaazing. The sky was perfect. The little cove is totally protected from wind so there are zero waves. It wasn't very crowded. There were sea turtles! We were snorkeling... Continue Reading →

Fun Bath Toys, plus a GAMECHANGER

We've had bath letters for a long time (two sets, of course, so they could both spell their names at the same time #twinproblems), and then I found some little water toys at Target. We had those retractable bath crayons, but they broke almost immediately. And that's disappointing for toddlers and grown-ups alike. Awhile back,... Continue Reading →

Big Family Trip! Part 2: to DC!

continued from this post On Sunday after the Easter fun, we packed everything up and headed back to DC. (We left an HOUR EARLIER than planned, which is a goddamn miracle.) Andy’s sister told us about the Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport, which was right on the way, new to all of us... Continue Reading →

Big Family Trip! Part 1: to Virginia

This was our longest family trip away from home--a full week! And it was awesome! We all had a really good time. When thinking about gear for this trip, originally I had thought okay, we’ll bring our car seats to save money, in the car seat rollers (which I borrowed), and their single umbrella strollers.... Continue Reading →

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