Two weeks ago, our oldest child turned 6 years old. I know that everyone says “time flies”, but I truly didn’t realize how swiftly time zooms by until I had children. Suddenly, I found myself measuring the days and years based on my child and how he’s grown. And children grow fast. They acquire language… Read More Happy Birthday, Joe
I’ve thought about updating this blog several times over the last 2 years. Obviously, I didn’t. When, after several months of thinking I put thought to action and attempted to log in, I found that I couldn’t. After several sessions with the hosting service’s support desk, we finally ironed out the problem, and access was… Read More 2 Years
Poor Joe. This past weekend, he learned the hard way that gravity works :-/ Joe was riding his bicycle – a favorite gift of his from the grandparents – with his daddy running/walking close behind. As Joe put it, his feet stopped but the bicycle didn’t, and the end result was him and the bike… Read More Broken Bone and a Trip to Urgent Care
Joe and Jack and I went to see Santa Claus at New Town Shopping Center in Williamsburg. By far, it was the most low-key Santa visit that I’ve ever had. We almost didn’t go. I’ve been so overwhelmed and busy lately that I thought perhaps it would be good to knock this thing off the… Read More Visit to Santa Claus
How are these boys growing up so fast?!
Wind Tree Sculpture, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, 20th April 2013
Joe and I headed to the playground for some much needed swing ‘n slide time on Thursday. It was the first day without lots of rain this week and he was happy to get out. I love that Joe gets so happy over such simple things like swings, slides, see-saws, and dangling from handle bars… Read More Photo Shoot at Myers Park
I’ve written before about how playgrounds in New Zealand are, in my opinion, just a little more risky than playgrounds in the USA. I don’t think this is a bad thing. Quite the opposite, really. It makes sense to me to think that kids will take risks no matter what, and that creating a playground… Read More Flying Fox Fumble
Ready to go again!
I’ve been delaying this for months… Joe got his first haircut. Wah! I would go back and forth saying, “He needs a haircut… no he doesn’t… yes he does… no wait, he doesn’t!” The truth was that I just didn’t want to have him lose those baby curls and go from “baby” to “little boy”.… Read More First Haircut
Someone was very happy with the tractor from the toy library 🙂
Joseph is into everything these days. Before you can blink, he’s gotten into something he ought not to have gotten into and is off, off, and away! That’s the rear view of Joe, running away from me, with a black plum in his right hand. The goober! He woke up from his nap, gave me… Read More Plums
This past week has been full of birthdays and parties and celebrations! Chris turned 31 on Tuesday. I’m so happy that he was born and wanted to make sure that his day was still separate and special despite it being only 2 days ahead of Joe’s birthday. We celebrated with one of the desserts that… Read More Birthday Week
Joe’s still under the weather, poor guy :-/ I hate to say that there’s a “good side” to him being sick, but we’re certainly loving the extra cuddle time.
Dear Joseph, You turned 11 months old this week. How on earth is the time flying by so quickly? It won’t be long before you’re a toddler, and I’m cherishing these last few weeks of “babyhood”. You’re such a sweet, funny, clever little boy and we love watching you grow and change. Here are some… Read More 11 Months
I was asked how things were going, re: weaning Joe off nursing. I’ve been hesitant to share for a lot of reasons. However, I recently realized that you can disclaimer yourself into never saying a thing, and that’s no fun. Here is what we do for Joe. And note that when I say “I” in… Read More Weaning Joe
Someone is growing up… Becoming a bit more independent… And learning how to feed himself with a spoon! He still feeds himself primarily with his fingers, but we’ve begun to introduce self-spoon-feeding with me handing it to him this past week. Generally it’s only with sticky foods, such as oatmeal or avocado, but he’s doing… Read More Sips and Spoons
Dear Joseph, It’s unbelievable to me how much you’ve grown and changed in such a short period of time. How is that you’re already 10 months old? You’ve gone from this: Less than 2 hours old To this: Just shy of 10 months old You’re alert and moving and growing in independence every day! Movement… Read More 10 Months