Extracurricular activities. I never imagined I would struggle with these two little words. And yet. Our girls are six. And still not enrolled in anything. Now, it’s not like we’re trying to raise Olympic Athletes here. We’ve always believed we should let them develop their own interests. Or the same ones. And it’s made sense to begin with the… Read More Ducks in a Row
Our iMac and MacbookPro are approximately six years old. Which means so is my Adobe CS 5 software. Considering all of these have been running like a 1812 Steam Engine and that my need for mobile use of the Creative Suite increases daily, it’s clear it’s time to upgrade. Last week, I went to the mall to compare the MacBook Pro with the Microsoft… Read More Resistance is Futile
Sarah, Ashley & Emma do not watch a lot of television. An hour of Sesame Street in the morning, 30 minutes of Bert & Ernie after nap. And never, ever anything during meals. Not because I’m some sort of holier-than-thou Achievement Mom or Anti-TV-Nazi, but mainly because, really, of the amount of things to do… Read More Upon Receiving Bad News
For the first time since, oh, last December, Trav and I were on a date last month at Jak’s Grill in Issaquah. It doesn’t take reservations. Apparently, THOSE ARE OUTLAWED IN WASHINGTON STATE. Spending a good hour waiting for a table on a bench awkwardly facing every patron at the bar, we used the time… Read More His & Hers
Over the past few days, the girls have added this new element into our end of meal routine and I…don’t even know what to do with it. Except laugh, maybe? Stock up the Advil? I’m not even sure whether I should elbow their father for egging them on, or kiss him.
Emma gets a lot of attention for her laugh, which is an abandoned, infectious wonder to behold. But Ashley’s is the one I hold my breath and watch for, making it like the prize at the bottom of the cereal box if only for the fact that she saves it for something really, really good. (Emma =… Read More Don Cherry* in Bubbles
Right under: “do multiples run in your family?” #2 on the Maas multiples faq list is: “Do they play well together?” I much prefer this question to the other as the answer is getting more and more fun.
A REALLY good friend pointed me to this today and my head is still exploding from its Epicness. My girls will never understand why Ferris is just so damn cool, but I guarantee they’ll be asking that question for the rest of their lives because I’m hunting down some way to save this wonderful, silly,… Read More Yes. I’m Ruining the SuperBowl for You. You’re Welcome.
This week a friend sent me a video that I wasn’t able to open until about 11 o’clock at night. And now I’m no longer allowed to read email after the girls go to bed. THANKS A LOT, MAIYA. *Lost? We’re talking about this crazy addictive game. Don’t even try it. It’s way easy. And… Read More Angry Laughter*
Repost of an entry deleted during Stargazer’s Domain Transfer Fiasco 2010 There are a lot of things I don’t like about where I’m from – the drugs, the crime, the politics, the heat. But there are also a lot of beautiful things about the Southwest, of which I was recently reminded when a friend posted… Read More The Road to Awe