Vader and the Animal Hospital

While Darth Vader is not always an expected visitor at the Animal Hospital,  he has typically been welcomed.  Unfortunately, in an attempt to get the breathing just right for his four-legged audience, Vader ended up hyper-ventilating and sitting down on somebody’s cat.  The vet has politely asked that Mr. Vader refrain from such energetic performances…

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It was this big…

Griffin was less excited to find out that he swims in the same water as the fish.

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Minions

Minion = age between 4 and 11.  Younger than 4 and they are like like drunk hamsters.  Older than 11 and they are, well, exactly like you.

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Spring Break – Dallas Airport

I had a moment.  Christian just swiped his backpack across the table taking two glasses of water with it.  I was standing 20 feet away, coming back from the bathroom.  It would have been so easy to pretend not to recognize them. I went up to Polly and said “excuse me m’am, can I help…

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Spring Break – Orange County Airport

Am back in the airport.  The boys are arguing whether a quesadilla is a dessert or a meal.  Christian is emphatic it is, in fact, dessert.  Cooper says no cheese for dessert.  Ben is pointing out that people do eat cheese for dessert.  Griffin thinks that’s dumb.  Christian is now yelling that it is a…

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Spring Break – SeaWorld

Off to SeaWorld.  Christian just announced that he dropped his car in the toilet and that it was especially hard to get out because there was a poop in the way.   The car has gone quiet.

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Spring Break – Mastercard

1 lovey (bear) nestled right up against the urinal 1 confiscated jack knife 1 son who looks like his sweatshirt is birthing his head 1 son who has now asked 4 times when we will be there (we have yet to get on the plane) Same son who is now lying on the floor becoming…

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Christmas 2011

“Dad!  I am so excited for my woody!”  I snort diet coke through my nose.  “Griffin, what are you talking about?”  “My Woody! It’s coming in three days!”  Polly whispers, “Halloween costume.”   Ohhh. Nice segue because this was the year of “the talk”.  I knew I might have some work to do when we are…

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Summer 2011 – Trip to WI

Day 1 About 75 minutes into the trip it does flit across my mind that I could still drive to the Hartford airport.  The same thought emerges with a little more pressure as we come close to the Albany airport. “Daddy, I went POOP!!” Christian is triumphantly pointing a brown finger at me. The fact that…

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Summer 2011 – Trip to WI

House looks like Hiroshima.  Chances of us leaving at 8am – zero. Christian is singing shake your booty – not sure where he caught that – and Cooper is egging him on.  I think I have a hint. Ben is watching the drier waiting for some socks.  Griffin is MIA.

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Christmas 2010

2010.   “Griffin, where are your clothes?” “What?” “All you have in here is your Scooby Doo costume.” “Nooo.” “Yes.” “No, there are some socks and my toothbrush.” And… our vacation begins. “So when do people start having boyfriends and girlfriends?” “I don’t know.  I guess some people kind of do in my grade.” Really?…

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Christmas 2009

I could have sworn there was a time when driving 1300 miles with 4 boys under 10 and a golden retriever seemed like a good idea. It was the certain adventure of it all. We could almost smell Niagara Falls at 1am. Michigan was interesting in a tree sort of way. Ohio is the only…

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Christmas 2008

And then there were four.   Although I think it is frowned on to write about sex in your Christmas letter, I will say this: all of our children seem to be born 9 months after my birthday.   Christian (the now 10 mo old) arrived on Jan 20 to kick off a year of new adventures…

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