August 26th, 2010

Too Cute for Concern

Devils and weaponry might usually be alarming themes in a child’s artwork. But somehow, I’m not worried about my Raphael at all.

May 5th, 2010

Happiness is

a 3-year-old boy who brings you “wish flowers.”

December 14th, 2009

Earning His Stripes

Raphael met up with some tree branches on his sled this afternoon.

November 20th, 2009

I am. So proud.

November 18th, 2009

11 Year Old Boy’s Review of Sense and Sensibility

“It wasn’t quite as bad as Pride and Prejudice.”

November 7th, 2009

Early Morning Ready

Early this morning, Ambrose was up and ready for his soccer tournament. The mohawk is leftover from Halloween. He kept it to up his “fierce factor” on the field. I suppose it will come off before Mass in the morning.

November 2nd, 2009


3-year-old Daniel is flinging toys down the stairs again. We have been working on this.

“Danny, no throwing things down the stairs!” older brother Ambrose reminds him. “Papa says.”

“Papa’s not home,” the small one dares to answer.

“Yes, but Mama is. Mama is home. No throwing.”

Daniel considers this for just a moment. He holds a stuffed puppy in his hands and looks thoughtful.

And then he hurls the

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August 25th, 2009

He has his limits

When we parked at the ocean today, I stuffed a nearby backpack with some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and changes of clothing for the smallest kids.

I was already going to be lugging my own bag plus doing some hand-holding on our short walk to the beach, so I thrust the backpack toward Ambrose.

“Here,” I told him, “You carry this please.”

“Uhhh … are you kidding me?”

Startled by his

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