Archive for January 2011

Puerto Rico Vacation: Saying Goodbye

Lucia eating the yummy cream cheese frosting!
(continued from last week) During the last couple of days in Puerto Rico we were finally blessed with amazing weather.  We were able to take the kids to the beach and the pool several times with both family and friends; as you can imagine they were not nearly ready to go back to the cold... Read more »

When Mother's Day Became MY Day

My Previous Blog > “Let’s Go Fly A Kite!” Mother’s Day has always been a special day in my family. When we were younger, my sister and I celebrated my mom as best we could. We didn’t always have the money to buy amazing gifts or take her to delicious brunches; instead, we made homemade... Read more »

Busy Boy

Once naptime goes out the window, it’s amazing how many hours there remain in the day to keep a little boy entertained. My son is not one to go quietly to a corner and play with his toys by himself. He demands company and active participation. His preferred method of play involves running, roughhousing and... Read more »

The Target bag

It was a constant battle between us from the moment I married her son. I couldn’t tell my mother in law Adrian I liked something because she would have 5 of them for me during our next visit. It was great when it was a toaster oven her son didn’t want to get for us,... Read more »

Karla in the middle

My last 2 entries have been about the constant crying of my 2nd daughter, Karla, and her slow pace.  As I was discussing my topics with my husband, we came up with reasons or theories  for this happening.  We have 2 theories:  one is her birth order and the other is the spacing of our... Read more »

"Go Away, Mama!"

I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. No, it’s not because I’ve been unusually strict and now Dylan is mad at me. It’s not because I don’t let him have any “alone” time. It’s because Bill has been traveling a lot for the past month, and when he gets back into town Dylan wants absolutely... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to the Nursery

Well it’s official…no more babies for me.  I basically already knew that after Cole was born, but nothing makes it more real than when you take down the nursery.  That’s what I did a few weeks ago.  Cole turned two in November and it was time for him to move into his big guy bed. ... Read more »

Visiting Orlando (No, not Tony or Bloom)

Scott & I were invited to a family wedding. It’s the first wedding we’ve been invited to in a loooong time, as most of our friends are either having babies or in the ‘raising kids’ mode. So a wedding is novel to us again. Well, the wedding was in Orlando, Florida. In January. The kids... Read more »

"El Nudo"

If things continue the way they are, when Dylan grows up he will either live in an isolated tropical island or in a nudist colony. This boy does NOT want to keep his clothes on. It is cold outside. Even with the thermostat at 71 degrees, I walk around the house all day long in... Read more »

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Let the meltdown commence.
My Previous Blog > “Poopy Cramps” As I was browsing around the ChicagoNow website, I stumbled across a blog post about Mayor Daley’s Kids and Kite’s Festival in Chicago. I’d never been, but the author of Wee Windy City, Caitlin Giles said it was one of her favorite spring activities. So, I wanted to give... Read more »