Every now and then Mommy needs a time out. I’m the first to admit things happen, the other day P grabbed O’s dinner (rice and peas with butter) off the table and vigorously dumped it all over the kitchen floor. O cheered him on and demanded I get the “keener!” These things happen, and I … More timeout for Mommy
Today one of my not-so-secret fantasies came true: I got a play room!! No, not a “fifty shades red room of pain” room. Instead, I got something more practical: a room where I can stash most of the boys toys so I can have my living room back. The boys can play and at the … More My Fantasy Playroom
After 1 year, 2 weeks & 5 days of waiting Patrick walked across the living room*, turned around, fell over, got up and walked back the other way. He’s been practicing more and is getting steadier by the second. Eventually I’ll upload some video of this momentous occasion. Update: Video now uploaded**! http://youtu.be/m_CRZfHrIAY *P has … More P is Walking
On Sunday Patrick had his first birthday party, we recycled the “1” candle from Oliver’s first birthday party, had a few friends over, and enjoyed cupcakes and other light refreshments. Amazingly, P timed his mid-day nap for mid-day so he was awake and fairly mellow. It was a two-outfit party for the 3-and-under crowd, as … More P’s First Birthday Party!
Oliver has rediscovered his white helmet with the green visor, it had been out of circulation for a while, and has been put back into action with great enthusiasm. Last night, had donned “wace hat” and informed me “me Tig mommy!” “to car me!” “vooooom!” I posted the photo on twitter, and one of my … More they call him “Da Tig”
In both 2002 and 2005 I had the pleasure of being in one of the little towns near Augsburg for May Day. Instead of workers rights and civil unrest, the Germans celebrated the arrival of spring, erecting a giant may pole, serving lots of food and getting quite drunk. Today we opted to celebrate more … More May Day