Sunday, May 25, 2014

What Not to Say to Your 6 Months Pregnant Wife

As I climb into the van on our way to the beach:

BJ: Well, I see we packed the beach ball.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Future Parenting Technique

One day, when Shepherd and Lydia are fighting and frustrated with each other, I'm going to remind them of how they used to take pretend "naps" together. They passed an hour this evening "snoring" next to each other.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

My Children, In a Nutshell

We spent our first evening at the beach on Murray Lake tonight. It is one of our favorite summer past times. Shepherd was already having a pretty great day because while I was doing my grocery shopping, I came across a Monsters University mask. He hasn't been without it since I gave it to him. He even had it in his bath tonight. Here are some pictures of my very content son.

My daughter, however...oh, my daughter. Let's just say that for the most part, she was unimpressed with the whole beach thing. While we were playing on the beach, she just kept walking around griping. Once when she was walking away from me, I asked her to turn around and smile so that I could snap a picture. Here is the Kodak moment she gave me:

When Shepherd saw this picture tonight, he said: "Oh, Lydia looks mad." Yep. She does.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

ME: What should we give Nana for Mother's Day?
Shepherd: (huge intake of breath, and then in a conspiratorial whisper) Secret crackers.

The Mother's Day gifts of my future are looking pretty bleak right now. Let's hope the little sisters are better at coming up with gift ideas.