Visions of a Future Teenager

Date May 6, 2009

Aunt Kim took Alana for her first professional manicure during her visit last week. The nail polish lasted a lot longer than it normally does when I apply it, but, nonetheless, by Saturday night, Alana had decided that she was due for a new color and got the babysitter to tackle the task while Julie […]

How to Tell You’ve Found a Great Babysitter

Date October 19, 2008

Saturday night: 5:00 PM — Sitter arrives 5:10 PM — Carson says, “It’s Riley again?! She’s always here.” But, he isn’t really upset about it. 5:30 PM — Leave for an evening of clothes shopping followed by dinner 10:00 PM — Arrive home 10:02 PM — Head upstairs. Hear a very cheerful, “Hi, Dad!” from Carson’s […]