Brandon has been introduced to sidewalk chalk. He got a bath right afterwards.I'm afraid sidewalk chalk is the new bubbles for me (which means I hate it).

2 months

Holden had his two-month doctor appointment yesterday. He is in the 95th percentile for weight at 15 lbs, 2 oz. He is in the 92nd percentile for height at 24 3/4 inches. He also has a big head. He is our chunky little guy.


Holden's hair is starting to lighten.I looked back at Brandon's pictures to see when his did.You can see it started to lighten at seven weeks...and by twelve weeks, he was blond. Check back in a few weeks to see Holden's golden locks!

thank you, mama

I have been making Brandon say "thank you" every time I've done something for him for months now. I don't know how sincere it is, when I'm prodding it out of him, but he says it just the same.But today was the first time he said it on his own, without me telling him to.... Continue Reading →

Two years; two months

I was not planning to turn this afternoon into a photo session.But when my boys are together, they are so adorable.I don't have to pose them or stage them at all. Brandon just likes to be around Holden now and is always cheesing it up when there is a camera around. This is really them.... Continue Reading →

8 weeks

Today Holden is eight weeks old. It's hard to believe that he's going to his 2-month doctor's appointment already next week. He is getting pretty chubby. He's got Michelin Man arms and chipmunk cheeks.He has slept for 8-10 hours at a time three out of the last four nights. I am ecstatic about this. He... Continue Reading →

Sleep tight

This week has been a real turning point for me. This week I have let go of what I will call my "lazy parenting." That is to mean, I was basically babysitting Brandon before. This week, I started to finally do something about raising my children responsibly. For example, it has been no secret that... Continue Reading →

Child King

After my post about not wanting to be Just a Mom, Donna suggested I read Bringing up Bébé. It's about an American mom who discovers the secrets of French parenting. I'm only a few chapters in, and already, I know I needed this book. I have been the classic American hover parent. I cave in... Continue Reading →

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