Scenes from lately. March 25, 2013
Every year our yard is taken over by thousands upon thousands of ladybugs, but before they come around we deal with thousands upon thousands of aphids.  Based on this picture, I think it’s safe to say we’re ready for the ladybugs! →MORE...

Filed as


In which it dawns on me that sometimes I am everything I hate about the world. March 20, 2013
Around the time that Evelyn was born, Charlotte became suddenly and inexplicably interested in families.  She became curious about the dynamics of birth and adoption and how families change when they grow.  She began to ask why some friends’ parents lived →MORE...

Filed as


The difference between how men and women tell stories. March 17, 2013
Charlotte: Sing me the story of Grandpa and the bear and the bee! Me: Once upon a time, Grandpa and Aunt R and I all went backpacking on the High Sierra Trail – and while we were on the trail, I →MORE...

Filed as


The great wean, part 1 of 2. March 14, 2013
We’re snuggled together in the bed, the three of us, while Donald gets ready for work.  Evelyn is to my front, her bare legs pressed against my belly, her nose nuzzled between my breasts, her eyes shut and her breathing rhythmic.  →MORE...

Filed as


On rolling over. March 11, 2013
Over the weekend, in a burst of unintentional movement, Evie rolled over.  One minute she was lying on her back on the couch beside me reaching above her head for a toy I had set out to pack in the diaper →MORE...

Filed as


Sick day. March 05, 2013
We’re home sick today.  The girls seem to have a cold and I have a plugged duct, so we’re on our fourth day of Operation Lay Low, Feel Crappy, And Mostly Do Nothing At All. I snapped these pictures yesterday morning →MORE...

Filed as