Ellie Adelaide now has two teeth. She’s six and a half months old, and enjoying chewing on any food she can get her fist on. The last few babies, I’ve not pureed anything for them, but given them lots of foods to feed themselves as they will. She loves it. She also loves gritting her […]
Words I never anticipated putting into a sentence prior to motherhood: “Don’t itch your head with the saw.” Really now? The red stripe of paint down the side of Sterling’s face, just where he was itching, made it look like blood. I thought, before investigating, that he’d actually cut himself in the process. Good. Grief. […]
Charlie got stung by a bee. Ultra-serious, quiet Charlotte stepped on a bee. And screamed. Oh my word, did that girl scream. One high pitched, LOOOONG scream. Followed by shrieks. I didn’t know the girl was capable of such carrying on. When all had calmed down, I had the stinger out and her foot scrubbed […]
Pierce walked up to Liberty and asked her to read to him. She was sitting on the couch with an English textbook in her lap. She agreed, and started reading… her textbook… out loud. I’ve never heard such expression in the descriptions of parts of speech. Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives… it might as well have […]
We started back to school yesterday. It was one of the worst days ever. I’d planned to go back two weeks ago, but when the day came, I couldn’t do it. We took two more weeks off and jumped in. It was one of the hardest days. Ever. We started late. Children disobeyed. We reached […]
Before we went on vacation, the boys had a bit of auto maintenance to do. Sterling was assigned the role of tire pressure adjuster. Pierce supervised. It would seem Pierce did not approve of the level of noise the work conditions required when the air compressor kicked on. The day before we left, June 26, […]
Thing Five and Thing Six, when told to put their pajamas on last night, decided to switch things up a bit. Him in hers and her in his, they were calling each other their own names and laughing hysterically. Blaine’s conclusion: Pierce looks pretty good in pink. The ballerinas though… not so much.