Sunday was an overcast and humid day. Looming rain clouds threatened to dump cascades of water on us at any moment. The trail on which we ran was quiet, the water beside us was peaceful. We pointed out turtles to each other and the brilliance of what little sun there was reflecting on the water. … Continue reading Fourteen Miles
My little person came sprinting into the bathroom, a place where I have known no privacy for nearly five years, waving a pair of little mermaid underwear at me through the shower door. "Mommy! I want to bring these to school in case I have an accident and need to change!" Now she doesn't normally … Continue reading How Many Chones Are You Wearing?
Last night I sat on my kitchen floor and cried. My dog stared at me with her soulful eyes, while my daughter pranced around me in her pajamas and tiara, her plastic heels clickety clacking against the tile. Every now and then she stopped to stroke my cheek with her little hand, asking me what we were going … Continue reading The Night of the Pumpkin Ricotta Lasagna
There is nothing sweeter than childhood innocence. As my sweet love prepares to turn four, she has a lot of thoughts to share on birthday parties, cupcakes, and of course, on growing up. Here is part of a conversation we had in the car the other day, when the rain had finally stopped to reveal … Continue reading Reaching For the Clouds
Potty talk is driving me bonkers! It seems that some days my sweet child finds nothing funnier than grossing mommy out with random quips about bodily functions, at the most inopportune moments. I used to reference the natural happenings of her little gut with what I thought was more tactful vocabulary, such as "fluffing" or "number two." Oh no. She … Continue reading Curry Noodle Soup
Vacation Bible School is upon us. While I'm running around with twelve two-year olds, my sweet love is having a blast in the three-year old class. It's an energetic week filled with singing, dancing, crafts, bible stories and neon t-shirts, and we are loving every minute of it. Teaching two-year olds at VBS, after wrapping … Continue reading Prayers, Giggles and Nutty Vegetable Noodles
Spring fever was in the air today. The sun came out, banishing all gloomy weather, so with the day off we set out to celebrate the last remaining days of spring break.Zilker Park is one of our favorite outdoor spots here in Austin. After a morning jog around Town Lake, we headed over to the … Continue reading Sun, Fun and Orecchiette