We've entered summer "vacation" (hahaha). All are still alive and (relatively) unscathed after 48 hours, so I'm calling it a success. You guys continue to get huge-er, and I really can't keep up... literally and figuratively. Dear Charlie, Your verbal communication is getting a lot more articulate. Now instead of just shouting, "I want crackeeeeers!" … Continue reading 3 years and 10 months: A Letter to the Pook & Peach
I just posted about our impending move to St. Louis that has actually already happened. So I suppose now I need to address the fact that you two are becoming massive and I'm hardly even talking about it. Notice my title where, Charlie, I have to write your age in decimals, because I refuse to … Continue reading 2.77 yrs and 7 mos: A Letter to Pook and Annie
I posted recently about our "impending" move that actually already happened. As it turns out, prepping and selling a house yourself, packing up a month of stuff for 2 small, endlessly needy humans, arranging for your crap to be moved across country, finding a house that meets a long list of criteria, nailing down a … Continue reading The Big Move. No, not that last one. This one.
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