In the middle of the night, I was yanked out of sleep by this guy as he grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me as hard as he could in the dark.
“Something happened to the baby,” he said.
We raced down the hall together, and just as I got to the door, I could hear the baby’s raspy breathing. And as I lifted him awake, it rattled him enough to produce that distinctive bark. At some point after his bedtime and now, the croup settled in.
Fabulous. Continue reading
After more than 13 months working as our family au pair, Wynter is leaving us. Long before the sun rises tomorrow morning, we’re making the trek to the airport to see her off as she returns to her family in Northern Virginia.
We’re not really sure what we’re going to do with ourselves in her absence. Continue reading
We’re still putting on the finishing touches to our home gym, but these two clearly couldn’t wait to work on their downward dog last night.
We don’t snack on laundry detergent here, but the kids and Martin held an MRE challenge in our dining room last night. While unpacking over the weekend, I unearthed a large box of military meals-ready-to-eat.
Pretty sure these are all more than 10 years old. Continue reading
His siblings didn’t want the baby to get left out, so they built him a moving box spaceship, too. That dashboard is the best.
Quarkinies are life. They are much denser than American doughnut holes because they are made with quark. No filling: just a sweet ball of fried dough sprinkled with sugar, and only made this time of year. Perfect — absolutely perfect — with coffee. Ahhhhhh.
They are so good, I sing three notes as I give them to the kids. Jaz asked why I do that.
“That’s not me. That’s a choir of angels singing their praise.”
I got to sit in on Jaz’s piano lesson this evening. The three older kids all take music lessons in the same music school. This was the first time I was able to attend one of his classes, and meet his piano teacher.
She was so patient and kind with him. He was initially interested in the drum set in the room, and she went with it, explaining to him percussion and its role in music. Once they were He was so focused and eager to show her what he practiced. Continue reading
Can you believe in all the years we’ve owned digital cameras and camera phones, we never owned a selfie stick?
And that THIS is the first photo we’ve ever taken with a selfie stick?
It’s true. This is it.
It’s like 2013 all over again. Continue reading
The three of us snuck out for a night with the Philharmoniker. We were treated to a bit of Cherubini, Clement, and one of our faves, Beethoven.
I was so giddy today! I randomly broke out in smiles, and even wiggled in my seat throughout the work day like a kid before Christmas. Why was I so excited?
Because Jaz participated in his first karate class this afternoon.