Entries from April 2008

Five Humans, Five Days

Date April 30, 2008

The following is a pictorial representation of a cycle we repeat approximately once every five days. The long-standing process in our household is: Everyone is responsible for getting their dirty clothes into a hamper in the laundry room Julie cycles laundry through and puts baskets of clean laundry in the corner of our bedroom (pictures [...]

Public Service: What’s a “Tag Cloud?”

Date April 28, 2008

If you are reading this entry on our Web site, as opposed to in your inbox or through an RSS feed, then you might be wondering what the mishmash of words of varying sizes is doing on the right side of the page. This is a “tag cloud,” which has been in vogue for several [...]

Our Little Carb-Loading Bird

Date April 27, 2008

Benton hasn’t been getting much press in this blog. This is partly because he tends to resist having his picture taken…lest it wind up on the internet. But, he’s a funny kid, and we do occasionally snap his picture, so he’ll just have to work that out in therapy down the road. As active as [...]

Superheros, Sons and Their Mothers

Date April 25, 2008

Tonight it finally arrived! The Superheros, Sons and Their Mothers event at the Dublin Recreation Center was originally scheduled for March, but got snowed out and rescheduled for tonight. Carson (a.k.a. Spiderman) and I had a dinner date. We arrived about 10 minutes early and had to stay in the car until Carson saw a [...]

Alana in Her Mom’s Clothes (But Not What You’re Imagining)

Date April 25, 2008

Julie’s mom hangs on to…well…everything that has at least one quarter of a smidgen of sentimental value. This as been the source of countless Julie-Marilyn discussions (although Marilyn would probably say they feel more like lectures than true dialogue). As I was going through Julie’s pictures from spring break, I came across these pictures of [...]

Carson and The Presidents

Date April 24, 2008

I’ve written before about Carson’s on-again / off-again fascination with U.S. Presidents. He can now make it farther than I can when it comes to naming them in order. The last time I asked, he responded with: “George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams (SON of John Adams), Andrew [...]

Five Generations

Date April 23, 2008

Julie and the kids stopped off at Marilyn’s in Virginia on their way back from New York over spring break for a few days. They spent a day in and around D.C., including stopping by Arlington National Cemetery. They visited the graves of Gommie and Dee — my maternal grandparents — as well as the [...]

No Sleep Mask Required

Date April 22, 2008

Trips to Bob’s farm in West Virginia are pretty much always on the “over-” end of The Stimulation Spectrum for the kids. And, a 3.5-4 hour drive back home is where the crash can hit. Especially Alana. Clearly, she had already been enough of a handful in the morning as we packed up that we [...]

Flags, flags, flags

Date April 20, 2008

We’ve really been slipping on the blogging front. No promises to remedy that, but we are, at least aware. Several weeks ago, Carson, who is sporadically and aggressively into studying different flags of the world, set out to make a variety of miniature flags. He let Alana be involved, and Julie tracked down wooden skewers [...]

Mail Call! Support Carson’s Class Project with a Postcard

Date April 19, 2008

Carson’s kindergarten class is sending out a call for postcards from destinations far and wide: Mail Call We are having a lot of fun in our class Post Office and we would like to involve our family and friends. Please send out the word that Mrs. Knostman’s P.M. class is looking for mail! If you [...]