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One Brick (or Picture) at a Time

Here’s a recent self-portrait by Nico, our resident photographer.  The child is possessed–he filled up an entire memory card in two weeks (and that’s not even taking into consideration all the damage he’s done on our Flip video camera). Lately, I’ve been thinking that I need to take some lessons from Nico: take more pictures […]

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The Sick Hubby, Continued

While we’re on the topic of ailing hubbies, I’ve got one last tale for you. Nico was a little over two years old at the time of this story, and I was seven months pregnant with Gabriel and on bed rest.  Meaning Ken was understandably stressed, since he was responsible for all the cooking, cleaning […]

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Our Own Little Ecosystem

Our goal this weekend was to relax.  Ha.  As if that’s actually even possible these days.   In the past 48 hours, we had all of two moments of relative calm (yes, I counted).  Meaning the kids weren’t pushing all of our buttons, Ken and I weren’t pissed at each other and we’d both decided to […]

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This One’s for Nico

Nico’s epic bout with the stomach flu this week has gotten me thinking a lot about how I interact with my children.  I don’t think there’s anything that flattens me as easily as watching my child struggle with a nasty sickness.  What made this week different from a regular, run-of-the-mill illness was watching my independent, […]

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Bubble Tennis

Nico and Gabriel preparing to play bubble tennis, a game they invented. Note the goggles and kazoos to spice things up. (Will try and post again soon. We’ve been inundated with copious amounts of projectile vomiting around here lately. Not mine.  Check back soon.)

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The Daily Drive-by

Lately, I find myself wishing I could hire someone to take care of us for a couple of weeks.  Nothing too crazy, just someone to cook, clean, do our laundry and maybe even wrangle the kids for an entire weekend so I can finally catch up on some sleep.  You know, the kind of thing […]

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