Lucky Mom

Feb. 14, 2012

Disney World

Wow! I'd been nervous about taking my kids to Disney Anything for a few years. I was sure I'd lose them to the overseas child porn trade or one would nose dive off a ride and die in front of...

Aug. 12, 2010

6 Year Old Boy Attempts Gold Medal Heist

Well, not exactly but it did cause quite the stir. Fortunately it wasn’t premeditated. Crime scene: Swim meet Item: Olympic gold medal Victim: Brendan Hansen Target Item: Cookies After my son Alec completed his swim meet today, he was fortunate...

Jul. 7, 2010

Loose Tooth

My 6.8 year old son Alec’s top front tooth became loose somewhere mid April of this year. Though Alec was a bit concerned about this, we assured him it was exciting and a timely milestone in his lifetime. We figured...

Aug. 26, 2009

Backpack

I experienced a bit of a mishap if you will with regard to my ridiculously thorough and extensive investigation of children’s backpacks. As Alec has not needed a backpack before (in his prior school, they were ‘prohibited’) I, as usual...

Aug. 17, 2009

SIX

Alec is officially six years old. He celebrated over the weekend with his very first pool party, opened some gifts, enjoyed his friends and most importantly ate well, pretty much crap. This makes him very happy. I try to continue...

Apr. 12, 2009

Egg Hunt

Last year was the first year we took Alec (and Julia) to the annual Steiner Ranch Easter Egg Hunt. When the horn went off and everybody stampeded, Alec got a bit overwhelmed and kinda decided to bag it. Julia;...

Dec. 2, 2008

Wii & Dialing

Ah.. a lovely four day holiday weekend. The long weekend included a trip to the Children’s Museum, riding bikes, bundling up (yes, it’s a bit cold here right now) and playing at the park and having a wonderful Thanksgiving meal...

Sep. 20, 2008

School

My son Alec is now bringing home real ‘homework’ which means, I have to put down the wine bottle glass for awhile every Sunday and pay attention to my son’s academic needs. I mean, I’ve always been impressed with what...

Aug. 18, 2008

Five

Oh Lord. Didn’t Alec just turn 3? Apparently not. He’s 5 today. What the h*ll? Eight years until he’s a teen? Nine (if we’re lucky) until he experiments with drugs until he digs chicks? Instead of faking him a birthday...

Aug. 5, 2008

England – Part 1

Ah…charming Southern England. A very picturesque place with rolling green fields, ‘mild’ weather and the delightful sound of the English accent being heard all around. As I’m finally coming out of a jet-lagged, stupor whirlwind trip abroad, I’m finally able...

Jul. 22, 2008

Injury?

So, my 4.9 year old son begged me to take him to Extreme Fun last week and invite his best friend Victor. As its 147 degrees during the day here in Austin right now, I thought it was a perfect...

May. 30, 2008

The Sick House

Hey, want to come over to our house? Probably not if you know what’s good for your health. It’s actually become funny it’s so ridiculous. Synopsis of the fun:...

Mar. 30, 2008

Broken Nail

I had the ‘funniest’ discussion with my son Alec last week. It was just him and me hanging out for the day but before we could get started with some fun activities, I advised him we just had to quickly...

Mar. 15, 2008

Dear Julia

Dear Julia, As it’s been well over a year and you’re still here, it’s become apparent that you’re going to be staying awhile. So, I thought I’d better submit my requests to you in a timely manner in order for...

Nov. 2, 2007

Poop Privacy Hypocrisy

I realize most parents probably don’t go around telling people about their lack of bathroom privacy beefs or that it is 100% certain that 1+ child will always follow you into the bathroom regardless of the business you must attend...

Sep. 29, 2007

The Last 24 Hours (of hell)

I’ve been preparing for my in-laws to arrive tonight from England. I’ve left the last 24 hrs for vacuuming, buying fresh produce, ensuring the house is straight, laundry done and so on in order to focus on their visit. So,...

Sep. 27, 2007

Yummy Medicine

My son Alec is always trying new and improved ways to get more ‘food’. It can be funny at times; when he tries negotiating for more crackers or Jell-O or pretty much anything else with at least marginally edible properties....

Sep. 6, 2007

Alec's Faux Birthday Bash

Clearly, if this gets out, I’ll be awarded the Worst Mom Ever. In child birthday party standards at least. Alec just turned four a couple of weeks ago and I didn’t throw him a bash, complete with worthy theme. Since...

May. 26, 2007

My Son’s School Scares Me

My son Alec, who is still 3 years old, is now attending a Montessori school here in Austin. (He went to a great Montessori in the Seattle area and figured we’d keep him in the same type of school since...

Nov. 26, 2006

Baby Milestones — Fact or Fiction?

This time around, I’m not falling for the milestone gig. When I had Alec I had the audacity to just enjoy him (oh, and overprotect the hell out of him) and forgot to evaluate his every move, blink, fart, sniff...

Sep. 8, 2006

I’ve Been Dumped

I think Alec has broken up with me. I’m sad though happy he’s found someone something else to make him happy. I don’t mean to beat a dead horse but this preschool thing is quite thought provoking. It such a...

Sep. 5, 2006

First Day Of Pre-School

So, after much anticipation and many sleepless nights (oh, including last night as my thoughtful husband thought I could use another two hours of worrying in the middle of night by WAKING me up because I was bothering HIS sleep....

Aug. 18, 2006

Happy Birthday Alec

Dear Alec, Today is your birthday - you are three years old! You really are growing up and becoming such a little boy. You have your own opinions and preferences and understand so much. You amaze us everyday. As...

Aug. 17, 2006

Alec Going To Preschool. Good Lord What Have I Done?

My baby (almost 3 yr old Alec) who has been by my side pretty much every hour of every day for his entire life is going to full-time preschool in just a few short weeks. It SEEMED like a great...

Jul. 24, 2006

Turning Three and Breakfast (I guess that's the topic today)

We’ve been talking to Alec a lot lately about the fact that he’s going to turn 3 next month. As a first time parent, it’s hard to believe almost 3 years have gone by already. I was thinking this morning...

Jun. 8, 2006

Gross Kid Habit #1 - Picking Nose

My astute little 3 foot wonder has sadly been the recipient of the common boy trait of picking his nose and yes, placing the discovered matter directly into his mouth for immediate consumption. Okay, so I know this isn’t the...

May. 18, 2006

It Really is 'Magic'

Wow, I bet all of you more experienced mommies know this but I am just learning this technique (I prefer to call it magic) and am thrilled with the results. So, I’ve learned to give (I don’t really dig the...

Apr. 11, 2006

Dehydration = Reality

To make a long, uninteresting (to the masses who don’t know Alec) story bearable, I’ll keep this brief and include the ‘moral of the story’. Alec was admitted to the hospital Sat. and remained for two nights. ER Attending doctor...

Apr. 7, 2006

Dimer Night and the Sick Kid

I wanted to submit a post earlier today but had a bit of an unexpected delay. My babe is a sick pup! It was so shocking to see this happy, healthy boy take a sudden turn for what I swear...

Mar. 28, 2006

Mutually Exclusive - of course!

“Alec, it’s mutually exclusive”!! "What don’t you understand about that? Alec? Are you listening?" Do I actually say this to my 2.5 year old son? Yes, sadly and often....