Birthday Party Fun: Dr. Seuss Style!

Just like every post when I talk about my sons' ages, I want to start it saying, "I can't believe they are [insert age here] already!" I can't believe Tobin is two already! I feel better now. Let's talk about his birthday party! You may remember from last year that Tobin shares a birthday with Dr. Seuss and Texas. With all the Lorax fun happening right now and our general love of Dr. Seuss, we … [Read more...]

Making Two Look Good!

Tobin is two. I just have to write it out, or I won't believe it. Because how did that happen? Yesterday he was kicking me in the ribs. Oh, wait, he was kicking me in the ribs yesterday. But I meant from *inside* my belly. Anyway, it's gone really fast. This year was a big one for our little dude: daycare, talking, glasses, a level of orneriness never before seen in our household. I think my … [Read more...]

My Mom Moves, Part II

In today's installment of Mom Moves, I'll talk about some of the everyday moves I use in my Mom role. The Striking Snake. You know this one. You see your child fall or reach for a bug to eat or pull something on top of themselves and you strike! You're faster than a stepped-on-rattler and you save the day! Or, you try really hard to catch, prevent or move your kid or the object going into, on … [Read more...]

The Dark and Silent Type

Dark and Silence. Do you have either? I don't. The only time I am in complete darkness is when the lights go out at my office. Because there are no windows, the office is completely dark if all the power goes off. I am always shocked at how disorienting it is to be in complete darkness. And silence? I definitely don't experience that. Again, the time when I have the most silence in my normal life … [Read more...]

My Charmed Life

Like many women in Texas, I love me some  James Avery. When I was 11 I got my first piece of James Avery jewelry, a silver "dangle" ring with a hot-air balloon charm. I also got a dangle ring with a dinosaur (I think it was a Kentosaurus) because I thought it was cool, not because I had any real fascination with dinosaurs. The rings were gifts from my father, two of the three gifts that I can … [Read more...]