June 29, 2016: The Pace of Learning

A big fallback for parenting has always been that old saying, “…as long as they’re healthy…”, so it can be particularly scary when somebody tells you that your kid might not be developing like he’s supposed to be… Christopher turned two years-old earlier this spring and although I could never keep most of the dates straight when…

June 28, 2016: Oh Boy, Oh Boy!!!

So this just in … it seems that Sevener House is going to be a kingdom of men because we finally found out at our latest ultrasound today that the twins are definitely boys! I expect to find Sara and Cleo holed up in the bathroom with a tub full of bubbles alongside corresponding glasses of wine and…

June 27, 2016: Kidney Stone(s), Revisited

Here I thought that we were done with this thing last Friday – I had suffered my fate and peed out my rocks, and it was time to move on with the rest of my life. Apparently the rest of my life was a mere two days because after waking up this morning with that same familiar ache that…

June 26, 2016: Under Da Sea

Today was a day of family fun at the Sea Life Aquarium over in Orlando! Aside from the crying tantrums, and the not wanting to listen, and the general fussiness that comes from being a two year-old, but family fun just the same!!! 😯 It can be frustrating how one minute he’s doing great at holding hands…

June 25, 2016: Smile More

I only recently discovered Roman Atwood on YouTube in the last couple of weeks … I think possibly through Casey Neistat’s vlogs … but I’ve really been enjoying watching his own vlogs because the guy just always seems so damn happy all of the time! 🙂 Note that he kind of made a name for himself through pranking and…

June 24, 2016: Blue Skies

So who would’ve thought that peeing tiny rocks out of your dick hole would make you feel better?! …well, not the process itself mind you, but the aftermath has certainly been preferable to whatever I was experiencing the last two days while those stupid, tiny stones were still cruelly traversing my innards and whatnot… 😛 Admittedly I never would’ve expected it to literally…

June 23, 2016: Rollercoaster of Vicodin

I’ve come to the conclusion that I think I would probably be just about one of the most boring drug addicts ever … at least with regards to pain killers. So I’m now on my second day of Vicodin as we valiantly fight against the boulders that have taken up residence in my various ducts and canals. In…

June 22, 2016: Kidney Stone(s)?!

Well … at least it’s not back pain??? 😯 Needless to say, things didn’t improve last night quite as I had hoped … I actually woke up thinking that I was feeling better, but throughout the day the pain somehow relocated and then returned persistently worse until I finally bit the bullet and went to urgent care where the nice doctor and…

June 21, 2016: Back Pain

The signs of getting older are becoming more and more apparent, from the teenage bagger at Publix offering to carry my lone shopping bag to my car to the fact that I’ve recently been actively shopping for the bounty known as life insurance, but nothing serves as a painful reminder of my own feeble mortality more than … back pain….

June 20, 2016: Legos Aus Deutschland

Today was a first for my Lego Minifig collection – I received an order of minifigures that were made exclusive to Germany!  …and also Austria and Switzerland, but either way – a considerable drive for me… 😛 These (European) football-loving fellows are from the special series that Lego designed in coordination with the German National Football team, kind of…

June 19, 2016: Father’s Day III … With a Vengeance

The best laid plans still don’t stand a chance against a cranky toddler! Cranky may not even be the right word … it’s just surprising how last fall when we took one year-old Christopher to see The Peanuts Movie, he absolutely loved every minute of it and was pretty much glued to his seat from start to finish,…

June 18, 2016: Mac & Cheese & Mini-Shrimp & Words

With tomorrow being Father’s Day filled with family plans and whatnot, today was pretty much my busy writing day for the weekend. Ever have one of those days when you know that you have to eat, yet you really want to work on whatever it is that you’re supposed to work on and you just hate to waste an entire twenty minutes throwing together…