Category Archives: the kids

Bye Bye Love

Today is Labor Day. In the spirit that today traditionally marks the end of summer and the lead in to Fall, I thought I’d post some pictures of my favorite moments from the past few months. Exploring around the neighborhood. Discovering new food trailers. Playing baseball. Ok, so I didn’t really care for baseball. Joyriding!…

She’s Normal, Right?

One of Amelia’s favorite toys is a Christmas Mr. Potato Head. She likes to pull off all the pieces and carry them around in the potato body. Every piece except for this one…. I think it makes her look like a festive Hannibal Lecter. Don’t you agree? Linking this up with:

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

 You may have occasionally wondered how far our family would drive for free food. Well, wonder no more. Last weekend we found the answer to that question…75 miles. Let me repeat that, seventy-five miles. Elijah’s uncle sent us a $100 gift certificate to Cooper’s BBQ that he won in a golf tournament. We’d planned on…

2nd Grade, 1st Day

Today was Asher’s first day of Second Grade! He started his very last new school, I swear we’re never moving again, I promise you, today. As you can see, he looks picture perfect; totally ready to start this new year off right. In case you’re wondering, yes he does have something on his shirt, and…

My Baby Can Read!

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/27847042 w=400&h=300]My Baby Can Read! from Miss Marina Star on Vimeo.

Summer Recap

Summer is winding down. The heat has been oppressive but our days have still been packed with activities. I severely miscalculated the need to sprinkle in some down time and we are all feeling the strain of not having had enough ‘lay around days.’ I vow to do better next summer, although I’m sure by…

Freedom

Amelia’s first day at Mommy’s Day Out. This is how she looks. Aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnd. This is how I feel. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diYAc7gB-0A] Sure, it’s only two days a week and yes, I will be spending most of those days sleeping off the previous night’s shift, but the promise of a consistent schedule of child free hours is…

La La Love You

We kicked off the summer with a visit from our niece Harper. Her parents (Elijah’s brother and sister-in-law) came too, but she’s the main attraction so whatever. We are now old fogies with kids so we stayed close to home and didn’t partake much of Austin’s nightlife. We did take turns (boys, then girls) having…

The Kitchen Is Closed

Meals are important to me. I cannot stress that first sentence enough so let me repeat myself. Meals are important to me. Elijah and I have always spent a lot of time (and money) on eating. We try new restaurants, grill out, find new recipes for both special occasions and every day meals, or just…

Not Just My Big Day

Elijah had to work on my birthday. Not actual work, but he had to work on one of our cars so he spent about 6 hours or so at his shop. It was a total bummer, not just because I didn’t get to start my birthday with a delicious pancake breakfast, but also because I…