Sunday, August 31, 2014



The end result of a mini camping excursion is an exhausted toddler.

Friday, August 29, 2014

I grew this


I posted this on my other blog but I thought it merited some cross posting.  Yeah, this is big.

Thursday, August 28, 2014



Chuy has mostly outgrown the bib but not on marinara night.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Busy Building


Tuesday, August 26, 2014



My sister's kids were here for a day so I naturally bathed them.

My First Bris

I went to a bris today for this little guy:


who is this guy's little brother.


A bris makes me cry.  Because the little baby cries and I do not like when a person who weighs less than ten pounds cry.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cleaning Up


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Busy Day

My kids went swimming twice and visited my oldest friend.

No pictures, just sweaty.

Saturday, August 23, 2014



Spontaneous Nudity just happens.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Chuy is in a SCREAM phase.  Nothing but HOURS of SCREAM.

Kidlet has lost TWO pairs of glasses.  Not one but TWO.

Yeah, I am at the end of the rope today.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Neighbor Weirdness


My neighbor gave me flowers for tomatoes.

The Happy Girls


Great Coach

I hope that everyone has a teacher or a coach like this one:

“Heads up high. Heads up high. I’ve gotta see your eyes, guys. There’s no disappointment in your effort — in the whole tournament, the whole season. It’s been an incredible journey.

“We fought. Look at the score – 8-7, 12-10 in hits. We came to the last out. We didn’t quit. That’s us! Boys, that’s us!
“The only reason why I’ll probably end up shedding a tear is that this is the last time I’m going to coach you guys. But I’m going to bring back with me, the coaching staff is going to bring back, you guys are going to bring back that no one other team can provide – that’s pride. Pride.
“You’re going to take that for the rest of your lives, what you provided for the town of Cumberland. You had the whole place jumping, right? You had the whole state jumping. You had New England jumping. You had ESPN jumping. OK?
“You want to know why? They like fighters. They like sportsmen. They like guys who don’t quit. They like guys who play the game the right way. If everyone would play baseball like the Cumberland Americans, this would be the greatest game.
“The lessons you guys have learned along the journey, you’re never going to forget. We’re going to have some more fun. We have two more days of fun. When you walk around this ballpark in the next couple of days, they’re going to look at you and say: “Hey, you guys were awesome!’
“Everybody has said: You guys are awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Absolutely awesome.
“It’s OK to cry, because we’re not going to play baseball together any more. But we’re going to be friends forever. Friends forever. Our Little League careers have ended on the most positive note that could ever be. OK? Ever be.
“There’s only going to be one team that’s going to walk out of here as World Series champions. Only one. We got down to the nitty-gritty. We’re one of the best teams in the world. Think about that for a second. In the world! Right?
“So, we need to go see our parents, because they’re so proud of you. One more thing. I want a big hug. I want everyone to come in here for one big hug. One big hug, then we’re going to go celebrate. Then we’re going to go back home to a big parade.
“I love you guys. I’m gonna love you forever. You’ve given me the most precious moment in my athletic and coaching career, and I’ve been coaching a long time – a looooong time. I’m getting to be an old man. I need memories like this, I need kids like this. You’re all my boys. You’re the boys of summer.
“So, for the last time, we’re going to yell Americans: One, two three – Americans!”
“OK. Good job. Let’s go. Time to go.”

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Happy Girls


Date Night

We got free Braves tickets from Home Depot.

It was throwback night so hot dogs were a dollar and peanuts and popcorn was 25 cents.

And I shook the governor's hand.

And we saw a streaker with weird tan lines.

Overall, a good night.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lazy Saturday


Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Not So Busy Day

No pictures today but my girls were so tired!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Serious Sisters


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Playing Girls


Monday, August 11, 2014

Saying Good Night To Each Other


First Day of School

I have a second grader.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Watching Doc McStuffins


What we did on a rainy Sunday.

Soaf in a tomato sea


Saturday, August 09, 2014

Operation Exhaustion

My sister's kids are all jet lagged up.

So I took them to the pool and made them swim.

Hopefully, they will get more rest.

Friday, August 08, 2014

The Tired Girls

Minjenah took children swimming for FIVE hours.



I am friggin' exhausted.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

75% TV Face


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014



My sister and her kids are visiting.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Food Bank


The girls are active participants in donations to the food bank.

Purple Penguin

My two year old drew this:

To me, it looks like a purple penguin, who is alone in a vast cold region.  I think it symbolizes every man and his internal and external struggle with life.  Do we build our own exteriors and interiors because life is a bleak emptiness?

Or it is a purple marker squiggle that looks like a penguin.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Daddy Pile Up


Saturday, August 02, 2014

Wears Me Out


Friday, August 01, 2014

My Girls, Sailing