November 30, 2016: Introducing Scott’s Holiday Advent Blog!

This is a fun, little holiday project that I’ve been doing more or less for the past five years, so now that I’ve dedicated this site as my attempt at DAILY BLOGGING, I suppose it makes only sense that an advent blog of sorts would fit best over here rather than on my regular blog. The idea is simple – every…

November 26, 2016: Something New?

I spent some time while I was supposed to be putting up Christmas lights this evening instead thinking about what I want to do next year from a writing perspective. And I suppose I’m a bit torn because as it usually happens, very much at random I came up with an idea for a new…

November 25, 2016: Sneaky, Sneaky

I suppose it’s a pretty good thing that my oldest* son is a very heavy sleeper. * It’s so weird now having to actually specify that! Anywho, my wife went out shopping last night for Black Friday, but on Thursday Night … why doesn’t this have a proper name yet??? … and came home with a bunch of toys for the kids. After…

November 24, 2016: Thankful for Closure

I’m writing a couple of other posts about thankfulness and whatnot that I’ll be posting later over on my blog and my editorial site, but for today’s Thing-a-Day I thought I’d share this wonderful picture that I took this evening of the twins sleeping peacefully together – at home – and elaborate just a bit on what a tremendous relief it’s been…

November 23, 2016: Taste-Testing That Oreo Candy Bar Thing…

We saw it on Facebook a few weeks ago, and tonight I was surprised to find it on the shelves in the candy aisle of our local Walmart, so a family consensus was quickly reached that we all knew we were going to have to try it! …Christopher included, who took it upon himself to guard that…

November 22, 2016: Synchronicity

We’ve had both of the twins home together for barely 24 hours at this point, but if there’s one thing that I’ve learned already, it’s that we’re going to have to find a way to sync these swings so that they move together or it’s going to drive my OCD absolutely bonkers! 😛 It doesn’t help…

November 21, 2016: Happy Homecoming

I can’t believe we got the whole family to fit!!! It probably wasn’t the best approach to not bother trying to fit all three car seats into our SUV until we were literally ready to go pick Matthew up from the hospital, but you can see here that despite the snug packing job with Christopher now…

November 20, 2016: My Favorite Time

I think my favorite time bonding with David right now is after he’s had the last drink from his bottle and he starts falling back asleep on my shoulder after burping. And I don’t just say that because it’s easy, but let’s be honest here – he’s nine weeks old right now, so it’s not like we’re singing along…

November 19, 2016: Quelling Construction Frustration

In a way, it’s really neat to see Christopher more actively playing with his Duplos as of late because right now he seems to love building these gigantic towers out of the plain 2×2 bricks with just as many of them as he can find! However at the same time, more often than not it…

November 17, 2016: Nothing is Quick Anymore

I think this is going to be one part of having an even larger family that’s going to take some real getting used to because with time right now being my most valuable commodity, it’s painful to see things that used to be quick, little trips now taking up the better part of an afternoon or evening… Tonight I…

November 16, 2016: Parenting, Level 2

So last night was my first night alone with TWO CHILDREN. 😯 😯 😯 We survived! Though I’m still grateful that my wife will only be working one day a week so that she can be home more to take care of the kids, I think us boys (plus Cleo) got by alright during our 12 hours of unsupervised freedom. Meals…

November 15, 2016: Happiness Is … Always Having a Dry Towel Handy

Maybe Douglas Adams was right – you never leave home without your towel. This cool fountain is in Downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park and regardless of the time, or temperature, of day, I don’t think I’ve ever seen people not playing and running through it and just having a great time! I was reminded of this after seeing a random…