Pretty Good Looking. Pretty Quiet. And Pretty Deadly

That cute little boy, Noah, in addition to being unusually beautiful is also unusually quiet for our brood. So quiet in fact that he sneaks right under our “parent-radar” that over time has become more sensitive to sound then the lack of sound. For instance, this past week he has left the house on three occasions and made no announcement of his exit. He plays quiet and he escapes quiet. Seriously this is a baby you’d like to have with you on your prison break. He also loves to make messes quietly. Tonight’s featured dish/capers? Completely smashed ceramic cookware followed by Sesame Ginger Teriyaki marinade (absolutely delicious by the way, Safeway Select brand) dumped all over the carpet. All without a peep. The kid’s as quiet as a...

The Amazing Daria

I’m totally impressed with the latest endeavours of Daria at Boutique Cafe. Daria is developing an awesome new daily feature on Boutique Cafe that I think anyone could adore—showcasing the incredible creations of others. I can’t wait for this site feature to debut, and I think it is the perfect addition to her already amazing lineup of great podcasts. You go honey, I’m so proud of you. It’s fun to watch you enjoy something so thoroughly. P.S. I also love it when you organize things. The house is looking good.

The Real Simple Life

I actually bought a magazine this week. Newstand price even, which I can’t stand, but I’m completely addicted to the dream of having my life as organized as my purchase—magazine Real Simple. A special issue written with young families in mind, nearly every page, ad, article and feature held my interest while I stood captive in the grocery checkout lane (the only reason National Enquirer actually sells). Seriously, did they consult my wife about everything I’d like to change or improve at home? We’ve already implemented about 3 of the ideas from the magazine. One idea was having pre-made snack trays stocked with veggies, crackers, cheese and dip ready to go in the fridge. Really simple, but really great idea that even the kids love...

Pretty Good Looking for a Boy

This week I’m enjoying full-time Daddy status. No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers. Dirty looks. As I said to Daria this week, I think I could enjoy being independently wealthy (all character development, work ethic etc. being equal). At the same time, the minute I’m not occupied with reading, organizing/packing our home or playing on the playground with the kids, I find myself lost looking for something to do. The pace at school is fairly brisk with no shortage of tasks to complete. The playground is a nice change. Occasionally I get in a brief chat with a nearby adult. Today, while I held Noah, a friendly old man with suspender-held shorts started in. “I remember when my kids were that young” “Oh how many children do...