Fresh Air

The creek is calling my stick is bigger than yours. How long until Spring? … [Read more...]

Front Yard Storytime

We took advantage of some fresh, spring air this afternoon with a little storytime in the front yard. With an occasional assist from the lady behind the lens, Thing Two led us through a classic tale of Lightnin' McQueen and Friends. And because I don't have the heart to explain that finger to a four-year-old, for now it is suitable pointer.  ;) Lawn stories are the best stories. Especially in the company of your best bro and the green, green grass. … [Read more...]

April Evening

Warmth has hit the 'burbs with t-shirts and airplane flight. Breathe in, breathe out...spring. … [Read more...]

Why this Spring will Be the Best Spring in For(Frozen)ever

It's been a long winter, friends.  A looooong, frozen winter.  One for the record books.  And, as if by the unfolding of some divine comedy, this extreme polar-vortex-in-the-Midwest winter has lined up perfectly with my time as a stay-at-home mom.  With three-year-olds. Two of them. Don't be fooled by the giggles and squeals emanating from this picture. I guarantee you there was screaming, or crying, or "Mommy he's sitting on me!!!!" protesting two seconds after this moment, sweet as … [Read more...]


Spring is here.  Well, technically.  According to the calendar, Spring arrived last week.  According to the way it feels, well, we're still trying to figure out how to gently (or not so gently) let winter know it's overstayed its welcome.  And then some. We did catch a glimpse last week.  It wasn't quite that intoxicating first-day-of-spring, abandon your to-do list and go-to-the-park kind of day, but it was warm(er).  And, for my three-year-olds, that meant this: It was still a … [Read more...]