Chasing the Color Run

When my wife and daughter signed up to do the color run, they asked me if I wanted to do it with them, which meant taking our four-year-old son along as well.  I pointed out the fact that the color run was a 3 mile jog, during which assorted people threw bags of color in […]

Bear Turns 7

I can’t believe it has been a whole year since Bear turned 6, but it has.  And yesterday was Bear’s 7th birthday.  We almost forgot about it, despite the fact that Ruby had purchased his birthday present with her allowance money weeks ago, but luckily we remembered at the last minute and ran out to […]

Anna/Elsa the Pugpoo Pikachu

When we traded our cats to my mother in exchange for a new puppy, we didn’t actually bring home any baby dogs.  Puppies cannot leave their mothers for at least 8 weeks, and our new bundle of destruction joy wasn’t old enough.  Until yesterday.  On my mother’s 60th birthday, we arrived for cake, ice cream, and […]

Epic Selfie Contest – You Be the Judge!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a family reunion, where I got to hang out with all of my aunts and uncles and cousins and second cousins and first cousins once removed and second cousins twice removed and nieces and nephews and mothers and children and adopted half step siblings.  And that […]

Bear Hunt

Panic set in as I tore through Ruby’s bag on the ferry.  I didn’t see him anywhere.  “Where is Bear?!” I shouted anxiously.  “Did you leave Bear at Grammy’s house?!”  My daughter was unconcerned. “Yes, but it’s okay.  He will just use his magic and be home when we get there.” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! What have I […]

Bear Learns How to Order Things Online

One of things we enjoy doing at our house is making photobooks on  It all started a year or two ago when either my wife or I, I forget who at this point, received an offer for a free one, so we decided to go for it.  All we were paying was shipping!  And […]

Hot Lava Banana Cheese Sandwich

I was making grilled cheese sandwiches for my children the other day, when I made the classic opera parenting mistake of enunciating my words a little too clearly.  “Ok,” I said happily, “your grilleD cheeses are ready!” “Why did you call them grilleD cheeses?” my daughter asked me, clearly annoyed that I do not know […]

A Party or a Trip?

When we were beginning to plan my daughter’s seventh birthday, we asked her if she would rather have a birthday party with all of her friends, or take a trip with her parents.  Thankfully, because she was turning seven and not thirteen, Ruby said that she wanted to go to New York City and see […]

Spelling Correction

Ruby was concerned that Bear’s post from last Friday had many spelling errors.  Yesterday, she helped him make new signs and took these photographs herself, and wanted to make sure that he put up a corrected version.  Here it is. Please follow and like us: