5-Year-Old Mollification — Zoo Edition

Date January 2, 2011

Alana was up until ~1:00 AM on New Year’s Day, and she didn’t exactly sleep in to make up for it. By the time she’d uttered her second sentence of the day, she’d already whined about 3 or 4 things. Julie calmly explained to her that she was sleep-deprived and should recognize that when things […]

Checking Out the Bears

Date December 29, 2010

On Sunday, as part of the post-Christmas-Day, unplanned-kinda-weird-kinda-crashy-time-moves-a-little-odd passing of the time, I got the idea to head over to the zoo to check out the polar bears, as I had yet to have seen the exhibit since it opened earlier this year. One of the many perks of which we were totally unaware when […]

Mesmerized by the Fishies

Date November 21, 2009

We had a Forced Family Fun (FFF) outing to the Columbus Zoo last weekend. Julie and I teased Benton that we would head home as soon as we were convinced he was enjoying himself. He chuckled, in a pained and wincing way. I did get this picture with one of our little cameras when all […]

A Trip to the Columbus Zoo with the Herberts

Date August 10, 2009

We had a visit from some good friends from Austin for a couple of nights last weekend. I met Bob the week after Jordan, his oldest, was born. His mother-in-law was in town from Michigan to help with the baby, which meant he was spending a lot of time walking their dog and looking for […]

In Lieu of a Date Night, We’ll Go with a Blog Post

Date September 18, 2007

Ah, the challenges of moving to a new town. Julie’s been checking out babysitting options practically from the moment she hit town. For the short-term — until we build up contacts elsewhere — she thought she had a winner with a babysitting service. You pay a sign-up fee, then some nominal per-use fee, and then […]

[Guest Blogger (Mostly)] Alana’s hairdos: A Retrospective (and other Wilson updates)

Date September 13, 2007

It’s on our list for me to do a quick training session, perhaps with a bit of documentation, so that Julie can, when the mood strikes her, post to this blog directly. For now, though, I’ll pass along one of her updates. ***********Start Guest Blogger************ Hello! In an attempt to get NO laundry folded this […]

Finally, real progress today…but my back is sore

Date August 22, 2007

Julie took the kids to the Columbus Zoo today, which is very close to our house. It’s actually Jack Hanna’s base of operations, which is pretty cool! I hung around the house waiting for the cable guy. This was the specialist who was going to do a couple of tricky drops in the house. He […]