• It’s All About Reaction. And Helmets.

    September 22, 2011

    It was one of those moments where your heart simply bursts with pride. Your child builds her first block tower after many attempts – and leaves it standing for more than 3 seconds. I snapped a photo while coaxing Bella to, “Wait, wait just a second, then you can knock it down.” (The number of…

  • Backseat Silence

    September 20, 2011

    It’s a quick drive home. 15, maybe 20 minutes with traffic. Sam and I are chatting away, talking about anything that comes to mind. Bella is playing in the back with something that seems to have captured her attention enough for us to have an entire uninterrupted conversation. Neither of us realize it’s gotten very…

  • I didn’t have to wait till she was 16.

    September 2, 2011

    Last night Sam was gone, having to work a 24 hour shift on “duty”. After watching The Bodyguard and getting all hot under the collar for Kevin Costner, then freaking out that someone was going to break into our home, I checked every door/window in the house to make sure nobody was waiting to murder…

  • Small Obsessions

    August 30, 2011

    “Uh oh, sa?” “Ball.” The words I hear more than any others during the day. Bella has been totally, and completely obsessed with fans since she was just a few months old. And one of her very first words was “Sa” which means fan. (Don’t ask, we don’t know why either) She simply adores them.…

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