“I Want Some Ice Cream, Please”

I haven’t written about it much because there were so many other things going on, but this last year and a half has been a tough one for Nathan (i.e., REALLY hard on us!). When he was around 15 months old he developed what we can only assume was a super severe case of stranger […]

The Weirdest Nightmares Ever


Setting: It is 3:30 a.m. and everyone is sleeping soundly. Suddenly, Nathan starts yelling and sobbing (presumably having a nightmare), so I hustle to his room to find out what’s wrong. Me: “Nathan! Nathan! Honey, what’s wrong?” Nathan: (still sobbing) “Want … take … bath … “ (still crying) Me: “You want to take a […]

The Easiest Bedtime Ever


Setting: Emily has had her evening bath and is hanging out in the living room while I finish up some stuff before putting her to bed. Me: “Alright Emily, are you ready for bed?” Emily: (picks up her snuggy and starts running to her room) Me: “Oh, um, okay, I guess you are! Don’t you […]

It Just Keeps Getting Better


The older my kids get, the more I realize that I’m really not a huge fan of the newborn stage. I love my newborn babies with all my heart, don’t get me wrong, but they just don’t DO anything at that stage! When Nathan was about 6 months old, I remember calling my mom and telling […]