Extreme Packing With a Five-Year-Old

This past weekend, while the rest of America was home celebrating a murdering rapist who discovered India somewhere in Central America, my family and I went away for the weekend. We were gone Friday through Monday, which meant that we needed to pack. Have you ever tried to pack a suitcase with a small child? […]

The Incredibles – A Halloween Photo Gallery

We do it every other year.  On the odd years I let them be whatever they want, but every two years we do epic family-wide themed costumes.  In 2010 we were Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  In 2012 we were The Avengers.  And now it is time once again for our family to become something…incredible!  Of course […]

Bear Learns How to Order Things Online

One of things we enjoy doing at our house is making photobooks on Shutterfly.com  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 […]

Bear Does Christmas

When my wife and I woke up on Christmas morning, we were, umm, we were…  huh.  What is the word for when something is so incredibly cute that you just can’t stand it, and you are making the sad puppy dog face and saying “awwwww,” but in an extremely good way?  Anyway, there were some […]

The Origin of A Magical Bear – KIDS CITY GIVEAWAY!

If our house ever caught fire, the first thing I would do is make sure that my family was out of the house and safe.  The second thing I would do is to make sure that Bear was out of the house and safe.  Forget family photos and important documents.  Those things can all be […]

Uncle Bear

I don’t know exactly at what point Ruby’s favorite toy became her teddy bear, but once it happened there was no looking back.  A gift from her aunt and uncle at her baptism, the bear slowly but surely moved up the ranks to emerge as the number one toy in Ruby’s life.  When she got […]