Mar 31, 2016: Refocus

This has been one of those weeks, and yet my trusty calendar tells me that it’s not even over yet! Between trying to get back in gear from last week’s birthday festivities, coupled with illness recovery, trying to adjust to Sara moving temporarily from nights to days at work, a lack of motivation due to…

Mar 28, 2016: Flight School

I’ve always liked Tampa’s airport … possibly for a lot of the same reasons I like Tampa as a city itself. It’s big, but not so big that it’s easy to get lost and/or murdered wandering around it. It’s typically pretty clean, as opposed to Detroit Metro which I always used to fly out of and is…

Mar 27, 2016: Having a Ball!

We learned a valuable lesson today – when one desires to get nice, family photos out of a group of kids, it’s best to take those photos early in the day and not several hours past nap time… 😛 Still, it’s nice to see that Christopher enjoys playing with his cousins now that they’re close enough that visitation doesn’t require a…

Mar 26, 2016: Boy Builder

It’s good to be the birthday boy! Christopher got so many Duplos for his birthday – I think we’re going to be building trains and rocket ships and wildlife refuges for the next year! Though granted for now we seem to just be getting really good at building gigantic towers… In fact, I started building a few…

Mar 25, 2016: Life is Like a Boat

Sometimes things manage to stay remarkably on course, and sometimes the lady in front of you does a 180 and runs into your boat head-on while also blocking the entire waterway for ancillary boaters even further upstream… So today is Christopher’s 2nd birthday! We’re actually breaking up the festivities over several days – yesterday was…

Mar 24, 2016: A Day Later…

This was supposed to be yesterday, so at least we’re only 24-hours off schedule after being derided by The Great Sevener Family Stomach Bug of 2016! Today we went to the beach. A gorgeous, out of the way beach that until earlier this afternoon I didn’t even know existing, but is certainly going to get some of our recreational time in…

Mar 23, 2016: 24 Hours in Bed (Almost)

The human body wasn’t meant to spend an entire day at a time in bed … as much as I certainly do love my sleep from time to time! So yesterday was a bit rough when that nasty bug that the kid drudged his way through managed to snake its way back through the rest…

Mar 22, 2016: Sicko

Of all the firsts that I’ve enjoyed seeing Christopher experience over the last two years, his first time throwing up most certainly isn’t one of them … and yet here we are, a week before the little guy’s second birthday and he’s barely been able to keep anything but Pedialyte down the last couple of days… And not for nothing, but at $6 a bottle that…

Mar 21, 2016: Cutting Nails

There was a time when my wife and I actually tried cutting our dog’s nails ourselves, but that was long ago and frankly, I don’t miss those times one bit! It was a horrible process, so we didn’t do it very often … which also coincidentally resulted in it being a horrible process. It literally took two of us to…

Mar 20, 2016: Picture This!

For whatever reason it dawned on me today that I’d started putting together this new blog of family photos however many months ago, and then even after struggling to get the swanky domain name that I wanted, I don’t think I ever actually got around to sharing the link or even writing a post about…

Mar 19, 2016: Time Management

I’ve been spending a good bit of time lately … ironically … trying to figure out how to be more productive with my time. It’s something that I’ve always struggled with creatively when I’ve got a limited amount of time in the day and a seemingly endless list of things that I want to do, and as much…

Mar 18, 2016: Dinosaur Crayons

I wish I was five years-old again so I could’ve picked up a pack of these awesome crayons that I came across at Target today.  I mean, it’s not like they were checking for a lack of ID at the checkout in order to be able to buy them or anything, but aside from “Oooh…