Tenor Dad Occupies Wall Street

So I’m here in New York for my recital, and I basically had a free day, so I thought, what better way to spend it than to occupy Wall Street?  And that’s what I did. Now, I must admit, I had heard that Batman might be there, so that was an added incentive to check […]

Pumpkin Patch

One of the wacky traditions that Tenor Mom and I have implemented, right up there with chopping down our own Christmas tree, is picking our own pumpkins to carve for Halloween.  This is slightly more sane than the tree thing, in that it is usually not snowing and one often gets a fun hayride to […]

Asian Chipotle

As I continue my drive home from Florida, I have stopped over in DC for a day, which happens to be the test market for a new restaurant from the creators of Chipotle (i.e. McDonald’s).  Since Chipotle is pretty much the best place in the world for fast casual burritos (sorry, Moe’s!  Love ya!), I […]

One Year of Tenor Dad

Today is my blogiversary.  One year ago today, late in the evening, I decided to start a blog.  I was feeling sad about moving to Vermont, spending the Fall in New York, and leaving behind so many people, and so my first post promised to keep in touch with everyone that I would no longer […]

Edward Does the Dishes

Edward, like Ruby before him (and possibly like every one-and-a-half-year-old), loves to put things in other things and take them out again.  Packing and unpacking boxes, putting toys in and out of the toybox, and taking clothes out of the drawer, unfolding them, and then stuffing them back in are all activities that he enjoys […]

Dragon Boats

Yesterday, as we struggled through traffic on the way to church and then struggled further to find a parking spot where parking spots are usually plentiful, it occurred to us that we were in the midst of the dragon boat festival.  As I was very curious to see flying boats that shoot fire, we decided […]

Big Blue Ball

One of Ruby’s major birthday presents was a big blue ball.  Actually, not big so much as huge.  Perhaps gigantic.  This ball is so big that you can climb inside of it and roll around.  That is the point of it really, and it looked pretty awesome, so we were excited to try it out. […]

Attack of the Elmo Balloons

As a parent, it is my fondest desire to give my children all of the things I always wanted but never got as a kid.  It never seems to occur to me that there were reasons I never got those things.  As soon as I think of something I used to want as a child, […]

Cake Decorating

My mother always made us awesome birthday cakes.  We would tell her every year what we wanted to have on our cakes, and she would somehow manage to draw it.  One year I asked for Jokey Smurf, holding an exploding package, mid-explosion.  And she did it.  I don’t know how, and I don’t think she […]

A Day in the Life of a Baby

Babies are just like anyone else.  They like to sleep in, lounge around, and start the day off with a delicious Coke. But don’t worry about their teeth!  Babies are very concerned with oral hygiene.  In fact, just the other day I found my baby brushing his teeth!  Now that his mouth is feeling fresh, […]