The twins are eleven! Hitting double digits last year was a big milestone, but somehow, eleven feels much bigger. We’re on the cusp of tweenage years, and puberty is looming. Both my first babies are very comfortable with their age – Eleanor has stated she is not eager to grow up too quickly, and Henry,…
Bob at 42
Today Bob is 42, which is the answer the life, the universe, and everything. This year of his life has been one of my favorites to spend with him; it’s been a very good year! He’s gotten stronger, working with his coach to become an excellent Masters runner. He’s switched jobs and spends his days…
For the third year, the twins chose to be dinosaurs. And Grant continues to make his way through the Paw Patrol.
We carved our pumpkins yesterday, and I think we outdid ourselves (again) this year. Eleanor’s holey pumpkin is a tradition for her. With such a big pumpkin, she said, it just looks like it has fewer holes. Adding more holes wasn’t an option, apparently. Bob and I made the pukekin. He scoops and cleans out…
Spooky season started early for me. Last evening, I was relaxing in the kitchen, reading my book. It was post-dinner; the twins were watching TV and Grant was getting a bath. This was some “me” time. It was that time in the evening when afternoon is really just over. It’s gotten dark enough outside that…
Grant made this on his first day of school. It says “Classmates should be kind to each other”. He showed it to me, and I said, “oh it’s so sweet!” And he clutched my arm, leaned in close and said, “it’s evil! It’s got red eyes!” And he cackled like the witch-in-training he is. It’s…
Maybe we were standing too close.
Unalike in looks (though they are the two who most people think look like me), but much alike in personality. They often have trouble getting along, but they share a love of Minecraft.
A weekend out
Last weekend, Bob and I were able to get a night away in the finger lakes. It’s one of our favorite places to go because it’s laid-back and beautiful. We also looked at a lake front cottage that was adorable and way out of our price range. We went to two wineries – one we’d…
Grant’s father, the hero
Two days ago, we got home from daycare and work, and Grant wanted to ride his scooter. It wasn’t where we remembered it being, so we looked more places – the garage, the cars, the other side of the house… nothing. So we reviewed the footage from the doorbell. We saw it was by the…