Just a quick announcement, and no, it's not a baby. We're moving. Again. This time though, we're moving 13 hours closer to family to a city we think will be just the right fit for the long haul. February begins our next chapter in St. Louis! Will got a great opportunity at Washington University, and … Continue reading The Big News
I don't have the brain power to figure out a better way to arrange this stuff, so both of you get your own little letter. Let's see if I can keep this going for a few months. For now, here we go... Dear Charlie, Since you would periodically decide to take off your diaper and … Continue reading Winter 2018: A Letter to Pook and Annie
There are too many moving parts (literally) and too little sanity in this family now to give everyone his/her own post each month, so I'm mixing things up. As a parent of 2 now, I've adjusted my standards. The bar is set very... VERY... low now. #1: Survive (Check! Success!) #2: Maintain an atmosphere with … Continue reading 4-Part-Circus: Month 2
Annie was born September 14th at 7 lbs 11 oz, 20"... the exact size of her big brother, which is bizarre. It may have taken me 2 months to post an announcement, but we love you mucho mucho, precious pearl!
Dear Charlie, This is a bit earlier of an update than the quarterly set-up we've had going, but considering the pending arrival of baby, I'm getting this show on the road. Let's consider this your last PB (pre-baby) post. Yikes. Your growing skills in manipulation, while frustrating, are mostly just impressive. The saying, "give an … Continue reading 2 Year, 2 Month Pook – A Letter to Charlie
Dear ___________, (Not sharing your name until you arrive, because people be judgy.) Just a few short weeks until you make your debut. Big Brother Pook has had the limelight for a 2 full years, and you're about to rock his world. We're anticipating that he will mature very quickly into a responsible older brother, … Continue reading Prepping for you, #2
Week-long beach vacays were the standard in my family growing up, except we had to drive 13 hours from Indiana to get there. Newburyport, Mass is just a 2.5 hr drive from our house (insert rejoice of toddler-parent here). My parents flew in, and we packed up the car from floorboard to ceiling with all … Continue reading Family Vacation 2018
We took the shabby old guest room and made it into something more pleasant for the new addition.
Well well well. We meet again, friends. I'm 2 now (almost) - basically an adult, but with zero responsibilities. I can say a lot of words. The 'rents have to translate for others sometimes, but I can't help it if people don't understand perfect English. Boop = Boat. It can also mean "poop". It's important … Continue reading 2 Year Pook: An Update From Charlie
Dear Charlie, The thing with these quarterly updates is my memory is only sufficient for a 5-day span. Meaning on the 6th day, the memories from the day 1 are eliminated and lost, probably forever. This is my life now. Thus, I have a hard time keeping track of all your momentous toddler developments. Here's … Continue reading 1 Year, 9 Month Pook – A Letter to Charlie