Random

A little bit of randomness to start your weekend. Tess: (in her most tragic voice) Mo-oooom?  Philip’s friend is Gravity but I don’t like it because I’m going down a hill it makes me go faster and I don’t like that. (Cue her flinging herself...

Montage Monday Over the Rainbow

When your princess of a four-year-old is preparing for her big F-I-V-E birthday, a little panic ensues.  Not on her part, of course, it all belonged to us, her parents. It needed to be good.  It needed to be big.  It needed to be appropriate. Alas, we were out of...

Fearless

Remember when we went to the fair and rode the rides?  Remember how I said Tess was fearless? It wasn’t a one time thing. Why is it that we haven’t noticed this attribute before?  “Uh . . . Maybe because you have 4 kids 7 and under?  Do you notice...

A Screamer

Even as I write, Tess is trying out her new preferred mode of communication: a scream that is perfect pitch and so high and so sustained you would not think it possible to come from a human.  When she does it, you can see it coming a mile away.  Her eyes sparkle, she...

What’s in a name?

Since Mama Syd and Papa Chris’ visit, Tess has been working on names.  Just this week she’s been using our names with great frequency.  It cracks us up that we’ve kept Philip “Philip.”  However, on her own, Tess has taken to calling him “Phil” ALL THE TIME.  It sounds...