The Son

One of the amazing things that I have learned and continue to learn through out this life is that as humans, we adapt, we change, and even if we don’t want to, we grow. Kaleb and I were talking about growing up, (tall like Daddy) and he was telling me that he needed to drinkContinue reading “The Son”

Lessons for the CIA

It’s understandable really that motherhood is both a wonderful gift and at the same time, earth shattering in it’s blows to sleep, clean homes, personal hygiene,  cool tempers, patient attitudes, and general self esteem. We start out with a tiny little embryo that grows into a watermelon, stretching skin into impossible places that never properlyContinue reading “Lessons for the CIA”

Boys!

 As a woman who was raised with only a sister there are things that come as a surprise to me; and the surprises come on an almost daily basis. Who knew that ‘poop’ could be an always entertaining conversation around the dinner table? Or, that ‘potty time’ could turn into quality time of discussing theContinue reading “Boys!”

Potty training… WOW

Last year you may remember that the blog turned into ‘the toilet diaries’ as I made repeated attempts to potty train Josh. It was a year long saga (from his third birthday to almost his fourth) and tale of woe that ended triumphantly when I discovered that it was ME who was needing the trainingContinue reading “Potty training… WOW”

Happy now?

During lunch today the boys were being particularly cute, rare as usually they are picking at the food and arguing with me about how much they should or shouldn’t eat. Today however we had pizza and so it went down without a hitch. Once the food was finished they got down and were headed downContinue reading “Happy now?”

No more tears for days gone by

I mentioned yesterday that I had been at the cottage for a week, or a little less actually. While there I watched two things happen, Kaleb’s breathing finally became normal, his ragged breaths became deep, the dark circles that had taken up permanent residence on his little face lightened and became puffy again. Oxygen flowedContinue reading “No more tears for days gone by”

How do you tuck in a superhero?

When I had boys I thought I knew what to expect, I used to live in a community where there was a whole slew of little boys, I babysat them all the time and growing up my best friend was a boy. I knew what it would take to raise boys! I was an expertContinue reading “How do you tuck in a superhero?”