Tuesday, November 2, 2010

something to think about

"the future becomes the present, the present the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don't plan for it" - The Glass Menagerie

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

While I haven't experienced what she has, her words are powerful and make me appreciate what I do have, even when it's hard. I also really like her honesty and the way she writes.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Chloe excitedly runs outside and proclaims, "It's wintertime, it's wintertime!"

Yes, wintertime to a Houstonian.
And it does feel lovely...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I love

my kiddos.

Now I just need to trap the boys for some pictures!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Important things to remember:

these little girls love me and think I'm the best (for now)
and I adore them.

Also, Camille loves cereal with marshmallow bits, a little too much.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


escapes me. And I am losing my mind. I LOVE my sleep. Two reasons for this current issue:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

conversations that make me realize how fun family can be

Today has had a few moments of stress, nothing major , just the daily grind. As I am cleaning the kitchen after dinner I realize that a saucepan of green beans has gone missing. I look everywhere-counter, refrigerator, living room (you know I have a 1year old and 3year old in residence), etc. I am kind of freaking out about it and asking everyone about the darn green beans. Louis tells me to just let it go, so I try. A few minutes pass and Louis can't find his toothbrush, I suggest, "maybe it is with the green beans". He says, "that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard". "No," I protest, "it is absolutely possible since one of the girls probably took both". Upset by his comment I add, "I pray to God (is this blasphemous?) your toothbrush is in the pot of green beans". And oh, how I wish it had been! Alas, no, he found his toothbrush... I go upstairs to talk to Gabe and I ask him about the green beans. "Mom, they were in a bowl, I finished them and you already put the bowl in the dishwasher". Clearly, I have lost my mind, further evidenced by the fact that I deem this a blog entry (which takes time).

Gabe took this picture. I really like it.

Apparently Matthew was wearing these to school, in this horrible condition, for at least a couple of weeks before I noticed.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The curiousities of a 3 year old at bedtime

"Mommy, are Camille's hands tiny?"
"And her feet?"
"Is that your bedtime shirt?"
"Could you get a big nightgown with princesses on it?"
"Is it dark?"
"Will the sun come up?"
"I can make the sun come up, when it does, can we play in the sprinkles in the back yard?"
And seriously, this was only a portion of the questions asked. I wish I could have remembered them all.

When I am not feeling bonkers from the challenges of parenthood...I totally adore this little girl.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

3 + 1 = an exhausted mother by 5 pm

When I was a mother of two people would make jokes or comments about the "terrible twos" and I thought I was so clever, I would say, "Gabe didn't go through that until he was three, so Jacob made up for it and started early at one".

Well, Gabe's female counterpart, Chloe, had a birthday this past weekend. Aside from the sleep issues prior to her first year, Chloe has been a relatively easy going little one. Well, no longer. As I type this I am looking through pencil marks covering the monitor.

Can anyone remember how old Camille (who reminds me a great deal of Jacob) is?

Gabe and Jacob are three years apart, so fortunately the first time around I didn't go through the "terribles" simultaneously. Chloe and Camille are definitely making life interesting.