Posted on: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 | No Comments
During a routine check-up, Garrett’s pediatrician suggested that we get his eyes more closely examined by an ophthalmologist. Garrett had no problem reading the eye chart with his right eye, but gave up when asked to do it again with his left eye. The doctor wasn’t sure if he was just being fussy or if he really had a problem. While this was cause for concern, GWE was thrilled to know that Garrett knew all of his letters and numbers!
A few weeks later, GWE took Garrett to the eye doctor and confirmed that he really was having an issue with his left eye. While he had no issue reading the chart with his right eye, his left eye could only read the top line. There were almost 10 lines of difference between each eye! The doctor concluded that due to Garrett’s age, this could be self-correcting over time as … Continue reading →
Posted on: Monday, January 26th, 2015 | No Comments
Duck, Duck, DEUCE!
In my quest to locate turn-of-the-century, Railroad Grade pocket watches (my expensive hobby), I’ve begun dragging my family to flea markets. The first time we attended a flea market, we were nearly killed by gusting winds blowing items off tables and collapsing canopies. The kids were bored, hungry, and afraid of being squashed by furniture older than their great-grandparents. GWE was a trooper…but that lasted for about 20 minutes, plus the time it took to eat a couple falafels. I decided not to push my luck and I figured I would come back the next time by myself.
Yesterday, I asked Justin if he’d like to come out for breakfast with me and attend the monthly flea market by our house. To my surprise, he said yes!
We left the house at 8:30, stopped at IHop for breakfast, and then rushed over to the flea market. When … Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | No Comments
While sitting on the sofa one evening, GWE was minding her own business while watching television. Garrett entered the room and decided that he wanted to sit next to mommy. GWE was pleased that he wanted to be close to her, so she helped him onto the sofa. After a few moments of getting comfortable, Garrett relaxed and began to watch television with GWE by his side.
After a few more minutes, Garrett decided that he wanted to be even closer to mommy. So, he nonchalantly took his hand, reached into her shirt, and grabbed her breast.
GWE admitted that (for a brief moment) her mommy-brain went into material overdrive and she thought about all the times that she breast fed him. However, she quickly realized that this experience was not that and now a three-year old’s “mini-man-hand” was on her chest.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | No Comments
Last night, GWE was sporting a new pair of leopard print pajama pants. She asked me if I liked them and I responded that I did. She replied, “Good…because your son picked them out.”
GWE went on to explain that while she was deciding between leopard-print pajama pants and polka doted ones, she asked Justin… Continue reading →
Posted on: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 | No Comments
Ever since Justin began watching television, one of his favorite shows has been “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on ABC. Justin laughs hysterically at each show and likes to narrate each episode for us at home (like Tom Bergeron.) He even talks about trying to create a video that he can send into the show. All… Continue reading →
Posted on: Monday, December 15th, 2014 | No Comments
As a parent, disciple is a tough thing to figure out. Trying to match the punishment to the offense is complicated and I typically take the easy way out with “Go to your room. You’re getting a Time Out.” Afterwards, I usually mumble something under my breath like, “I wish someone would give me a… Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 | No Comments
“I’m Gonna Get You!!”
It’s not unusual to get a visit from Garrett in the middle of the night. We’re still going through the crib-to-bed transition and he’s getting used to it. However, sometimes we will wake up at 3am to the sounds of “Mommy? Daddy? I need you.” And then one of us draws… Continue reading →
Posted on: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 | No Comments
“Put me back!!! I’m not ready yet!!”
Eight years ago, I looked down at my newborn son and thought, “Wow. This kid’s ugly.” He was wrinkly, slimy, hairy, and he was missing his teeth! He looked exactly like my Grandpa Eli. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Justin from the moment I saw him. (And,… Continue reading →
Posted on: Monday, December 8th, 2014 | No Comments
While in the car, Justin took notice of something on the dash and asked me about it. “Daddy, what’s that for?” he asked while pointing to the gear shift.
“It’s a gear shift.” I responded. “No. Behind it.” he clarified.
“Oh, that’s the tape deck.” I answered.
There was a moment of silence and then… Continue reading →
Posted on: Friday, December 5th, 2014 | No Comments
Another moment when you want to smack yourself in the head due to the actions of your children: Justin lowered his car window this morning to throw out his gum. As he threw it, I yelled, ‘Wait!’ It was too late…his gum had hit the car next to us and was now stuck to… Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 | No Comments
Many of you have been asking, “What’s going on with Sherlock?” Excellent question! So, I asked him…and he happily told me.
Several weeks ago, he was on Tinder when a pretty young woman contacted him. After a few conversations and some harmless flirting, she suggested that he meet her in Las Vegas for the weekend.… Continue reading →