half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

10,000 Fireflies. 0

10,000 Fireflies.

    I saw the most beautiful thing. Outside at dusk in a field, surrounded by fluffy thunderhead clouds turned pink by the sunset. The pink clouds were flashing with lightening. In every direction lightening bugs were flashing in the darkness, causing the air to twinkle. I love summer nights!      

Icky! 1

Icky!

Dearest Ada, It is not ok to swim in the duck water.  They poo in there! I know you think it’s great fun, but it makes you smell terrible.  Plus ingesting poo water is really no good. Pout all you want my dear baby, but you absolutely cannot swim in there!   Love, Momma          

Rosie is done nursing. 37

Rosie is done nursing.

I remember how much I first struggled to get Rosie to nurse when she was a newborn. She wouldn’t latch on.  She just wouldn’t.  She arched her back and screamed. I didn’t know what to do. I thought she hated me.  I remember one night, when we’d only been home from the hospital for maybe a day or two, I laid her down on the bed and sobbed and sobbed because I was certain she hated me and that was why she reacted so strongly every...

Finally! 3

Finally!

Did you know it was my birthday the other day?         Yep.  Somehow 25 feels considerably older than 24. You know I’ve been waiting to turn 25 forever.  I mean I’ve been waiting to turn 25 more than I was excited about turning 21.  Guess what you can do when you’re 25?   RENT A PONTOON BOAT!  Yes, I have owned a house since I was what, 22?  We own two cars.  I have two children!  But we haven’t been old enough to...

Pooptastic. 0

Pooptastic.

Rosie woke me up this morning by screaming, "Momma there’s poop EVERYWHERE!  I can’t play with my toys!  WAKE UP!" Oh, why me? Why? Hank, our coon hound beast, always whines when we put him in his crate at night.  He does this awful bark yelp noise.  It goes on for as long as 3 hours every night before he stops.  The other two dogs just sleep on the floor by our bed, but Hank has to go in his crate.  I decided to...

Molars. 1

Molars.

Oh molars, you suck. Distractions are the only thing that can help my poor sad girl.  Not Tylenol, not Motrin, not anything else known to man kind–don’t suggest it, because I have tried it already. Swear. I am so tired from screamy angry Ada! Distracting her outside is the only thing that makes it better.  My little girl *loves* to be outside!                                

Wow. 0

Wow.

Must share this.  I stumbled upon this woman’s videos randomly when internet surfing trapped under a sleeping baby. Oh my gosh. I already knew these things, I was once this kind of parent.  It was so…refreshing?  Yes refreshing to have someone look me in the eyes and remind me of the kind of parent I want to be. (Also, I love her hair and I kind of want to do that to mine, though I’m not sure I’m cool enough to pull it off. ...

Sunlight. 1

Sunlight.

Today is Tyler’s birthday.  Tomorrow is my birthday. Quarter of a century old. When I’m 50 I’ll be twice as old as I am now.  Strange to think about. I haven’t had much to write about lately.  We’ve just been living life.   Here’s Ada tonight while Rosie was at VBS with my mom.                              

Rosie’s Spring Dance Recital. 0

Rosie’s Spring Dance Recital.

My throat hurts so bad. Why, throat?  WHY? My tongue is swollen on the sides.  The glands in my neck are swollen.  Did I mention my throat is on fire? Complain, cry, grumble.   While I’m complaining I have to mutter about our air conditioner, which froze up this morning.  It was 92 degrees out today with humidity above 50%. I’m sweaty.  It’s fixed now, but I need a shower.   OMG my throat hurts. Rosie had her dance recital last weekend, on Saturday...

Cupcake Evening. 2

Cupcake Evening.

I have one sick, miserable baby over here. Poor sad Ada!  She’s got snot pouring from her nose, and every time she lays down she coughs and gags over and over. This is a nasty virus–first a fever for three or four days, then a terrible cold.  The neighbor girl down the street has the exact same thing, first fever and then cold symptoms.  Yuck. If I catch this I will be totally knocked off my feet for a week and our house...