Before These Moments Slip Away

par·a·dox noun \ˈper-ə-ˌdäks, ˈpa-rə-\ : something (such as a situation) that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible Ben went through a Phantom of the Opera phase a while back, after reading a kid version of the story at school, and made the mask, and acted the part, until I had to rent the movie, … Continue reading Before These Moments Slip Away

Night of the Living Oblivious

Talk about going through the motions. Grown-ups never cease to amaze me, and not always in a good way. Last night we trick-or-treated with our kids for two hours in a Kid-friendly neighborhood where houses were decorated, pumpkins lined sidewalks, and some houses even had creepy music piped out into the street. It was everything a kid could want for Halloween. Except that we walked … Continue reading Night of the Living Oblivious

Catapult to feed the Chickens

There are rarely days when Ben is not dressed as some sort of Knight. This is Ben helping in the garden. It had been a quiet couple of hours in the garden weeding. Already, I had pulled several buckets full of weeds to fill an entire wheelbarrow. It’s been raining in Southern Oregon, so everything is blooming, most dramatically – the weeds. I love how quiet … Continue reading Catapult to feed the Chickens

Long-sleeved T-shirts wrapped around heads – Ninja Warrior Style

The most consistent thing I can say about my boys is that they are loud, busy, and incredibly active. These are not boys who sit and watch a lot of television. We do not own video games. They bounce, run, climb, tackle, ride their bikes over jumps, wrestle, rough house, and yell. Yes, it is a calm little life that we have here out in … Continue reading Long-sleeved T-shirts wrapped around heads – Ninja Warrior Style