We had an appointment to check Levi's eyes today. (He gets to take the patch off except for four hours every day. Yay!) Auntie Lou works at the eye center, and I tried to schedule the appointment so we could have lunch together after. I was close enough, so we all went to Wendy's.… Continue reading Lunch!
We got a letter in the mail today addressed as follows: Doesn't he just wish.
So we have a goat. This is not news to anyone who is my Facebook friend, but I don't know that I've mentioned it explicitly on the blog. The goat arrived, just a few days old, in mid-April, and lived in a kennel until the weather warmed up and he got older. (Among the things… Continue reading Goatie Did a Trick!
Our boys hate bedtime with the fire of a thousand suns. Both of them fight us every single night. I know this is a nearly universal parenting experience. Paul keeps wondering aloud why they fight it so hard. Bedtime comes every single day, and they never win. Every single day, they eventually go to sleep.… Continue reading Bedtimes and Mornings
It was Great Strides day in Akron today. I arrived early to help with setup and registration.Hardesty Park in Akron gets festooned with banners and signs in short order. T-shirts are stacked up in monstrous piles for any walker who raised at least $100. (I get mine in size Little Boy. The boys wear t-shirts… Continue reading T-shirts and pizza and squirrels. Wait … squirrels?
I just found this picture from Give Kids the World, and it's too good not to share. One of the amazing things at Give Kids the World is the pool. It's enormous and heated to nearly bathwater temperature, and shallow all over, so you can really pack in the kids. There's a zero-degree entry… Continue reading Everybody’s Gone Surfing …
I despise asking people for money, especially with the way things are going for so many folks right now. Which is one of the reasons I've put this off for so long. But Sunday, I'm walking to raise money toward a cure for cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects Levi's life - and our household… Continue reading Hope and Prayer
It killed the cat. We don't yet know what it does to little boys. Just to give you a little taste of life with Levi, I thought I'd write down some of the questions he asks in a day. This sampling is from a Saturday at home. I did not cheat and rephrase any of… Continue reading Curiosity
Levi is playing t-ball in the league at the local Y this spring. He's generally more interested in the swings than the game, but he's getting a bit better. In yesterday's game, he was playing shortstop for an inning (in the most general sense of "shortstop" and "inning") and he fielded a grounder and threw… Continue reading Growing Up
"No, that IS NOT a hug. That is a half nelson. Let him go right now!!" Brotherly love. Ain't it somethin'? Also, happy birthday to my sweetie. He's getting his favorite pie for dessert tonight. Rhubarb custard. Mmmmm.