Archive for April, 2015

Overheard: Gramma edition 

Gramma: “Oh, Owen. What did we do before we had you?”

Olivia: “Well, we sat around and watched TV and cared more about me than Owen.”

Owen Fix

“Can I have your gum? No? Are your sure…?”


There’s no place like it. 

I found this gem in Livie’s homework. She’s so right. 


Post-sleepover road trip 


Owen fix 


Rollercoaster (of love…?)

Here is Olivia’s latest art project – a mini rollercoaster, complete with twists, turns and–notably–fire.


When I inquired as to the terrified rider, she told me, “That’s you, Mom!” Rather than link to the supporting evidence, I will just share the artist’s rendering…


Happy 10th, Ava!

Ava had a nearly month-long birthday celebration (with more to come) for her 10th year. Double-digits are a big deal for kids, and this felt like a real milestone from my perspective, too. Ten years! Ten.


We began with angel food cake at my mom’s early in the month, a family tradition I’m so glad she carries forward.


On the 24th, we bookended the occasion with blueberry pancakes and dinner with Tom and Katie.



For the first time, my number cookies weren’t numbers.


Then, last Saturday, the main event: a pop star party and sleepover for six friends, with Taylor Swift karaoke, a whole of fun and very, very little sleep.

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Happy birthday, Ava! I can’t wait to see what the next decade brings.