Thursday, April 24, 2008




















Jack has found a new use for the giant dump truck!

And his middle name is danger.  Just so you know.










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I thought I'd share some family fun.  It's so exciting that the boys play together now.  Not all the time, but, for instance, Jack now appreciates David's lunacy.  Right now, David is running around the playroom like a total maniac and Jack is laughing his fool head off!  

Is it crazy.  Yes. 

But I am getting things done, the boys are entertained and most importantly, no television is running in the background, so behavior for the evening should be good!


Friday, April 18, 2008


Kids say the darndest things
OK, so I think I spelled darndest wrong.  Not going to fix that, although it would probably have been faster than typing all this...

Anyway.  Yesterday, while Jack was napping, David asked me to read him a favorite book:  The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma's.  We've read this book approximately four billion times, however, he took note of something new.  At one point Brother and Sister bear comment that Gramps and Gran are "sort of... old" and so David asked why were they old.  I told him they were just older than Mama and Papa Bear and so the cubs thought they were old.  

This did not satisfy, so I then asked him if he thought GranGran and PawPaw (my parents) were old.  He said "no, but Granny (Shelly's grandmother) is old".  I asked why he thought this, and he didn't have an answer, so I asked him if it was because her hair was gray, and he looked at me with wonder and said "yeah".  For no particular reason, I told him that he would never think that GranGran was old then, because she'd probably never have gray hair.  David asked "why", and I told him that she colored it, and his response...

"Does she color it with CHOCOLATE?"  

This produced major laughter from me.  And him.  Although he clearly did not get why this was so funny.  And honestly, the funny was magnified by the fact that GranGran's hair is not brown.  It is decidedly blond.  This does, however, hearken back to an incident about a year ago when David was insistent that I purchase brown eggs instead of white.  The next morning, he INSISTED that I cook him a brown egg, and was subsequently quite upset that the yellow of the egg was still yellow, not CHOCOLATE!  Child logic is SO AWESOME!

Oh, and Jack can wave...  and dance...  both with serious gusto!

Thursday, April 03, 2008



It's been quite a while, but I thought I ought to write a little more regularly.

So, the boys are getting very big. David is 4 years old now, and very busy. His favorite activity right now is his Monday swim lesson. He is doing SO well! He can already jump in the pool, roll over onto his back, breathe, swim the side and get out all by himself!!! He just started the lessons in January!

John Raphael "Jack" was born May 20th, 2007, 5 days after his due date. The labor was QUICK if nothing else! Thanks to Shelly and my doula, Pat for getting me into a room before he was born! Jack is now 10 months old and on the cusp of walking. He is a very busy baby and a FAST crawler.

Just tonight, the two boys were full of giggles during bathtime and wrestling afterward, they are very funny to watch.

Shelly and I are keeping busy. This is my busiest time, as the golf tournament I am working on is on Monday. Shelly is excited because tomorrow he starts a week of leave. We are going to drive up to Ft. Worth to see the Dinosaur State Park and the Ft. Worth Stockyards (which sounds stinky, but is actually a "town" style museum!). We are definitely looking forward to some extra time with Daddy.