Our little guy is going to complement sissy’s costume of Rapunzel as Pascal, her friend the chameleon.
Today we celebrated our ten year anniversary.
Usually we would have liked to celebrate with a trip to somewhere with a beach, but with little man only being 4 months old, figured we’d postpone a trip until next year.
So our every-five-year-picture-in-a-picture was a boring shot in our backyard.
And as a tradition, I didn’t buy any gifts or a card (as cards are an expensive waste of someone else’s words) but wrote a poem in Melody’s book of cards.
Happy 10 Year Anniversary!
Did you know that we’ve been married for 521 weeks / 315 million seconds?
Time for a poem to celebrate 🙂
Ten years ago it was a day
straight from heaven
We got to celebrate with our
friends in 2007
Nine years ago we
adjusted to married life,
we lived on a college campus
as husband and wife
Eight years ago we
bought something new
a new car for us
that definitely wasn’t blue
Seven years ago we
moved to the city
that place in Galena
sure was pretty
Six years ago we
moved out ‘west’
so far I can say
I like this house best
Five years ago we
took a trip to paradise
the hiking and the beaches
certainly were nice
Four years ago we
went to Spain and more
lugged suitcases around
and wished to stay on the first floor
Three years ago we
got ready for baby one
before kids, remember
how much we could get done?
Two years ago we
had fun with our first baby
oh that time was a delight,
but she was such a crybaby
One year ago we
were in Spain on a fun trip
we explored a lot on planes,
trains, busses but not a ship
Now it’s time to
celebrate year number ten
I can believe how much
has happened since then
Junk stores, blogs, and
speaking gigs oh my
I’m excited to see the other
things that will make the years pass by
Thank you for being
on this journey with me
maybe on our 20th
we can spend it in Hawaii
We’ve been saying for awhile that we need to form relationships with people who live near us and this weekend we got an opportunity to do that.
On Saturday morning, my wife hosted a group of moms who came over, with their kids and let the kids roam free in our backyard.
Then, in the evening, we hosted a block party for our whole street. I’m ashamed to say, we met some of neighbors for the very first time, even though we’ve lived here for nearly seven years.
Of the 21 houses on our cul-de-sac, we had seven families stop in throughout the evening. It was a lot of fun and we will have to do it again.
We are going to be intentional about getting to know more of our neighborhood and spend at least part of a weekend each month hosting neighbors at our house.
This little guy had a rough day from some vaccines yesterday, but he’s definitely getting more stable in the sitting department (he’s heavily leaning on sissy’s couch here).
On my first day back to work today, our baby sitter shows up with a 100+ degree fever.
Not wanting to risk our kids to get sick, I sent her home and we found a friend to come and play Barbies for a few hours with our daughter, while I tried to work with our 3 month old son.
I was able to be about 80% focused while he slept (since I kept glancing at the video monitor) and about 50% focused while he was awake.
Luckily I had gotten up at 4am to start working, so I was able to get five hours of “catch up and see what’s happened since I left on paternity leave”
Still fun to hang out with this smiley boy:
Today is my last day of my 12-week paternity Automattic generously gives new parents.
These last few weeks have been awesome but I’m thrilled to be going back for several reasons.
On Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s I have been watching the kids from 6:45a until about 5:00p. Typically during this time, it was me and the kids. Conversations revolved around Barbies and her play kitchen.
I Miss WordPress
On average over the last three I’ve spent about 60 minutes on the computer. I had to find nuggets of time to record my weekly podcast.
Goals and Projects
I’ve had to postpone my goals and project and few things were checked off my to do list (mainly because of the lack of computer time). I found that instead of doing household projects at the end of the day, I’d try to catch up on my email or other small computer tasks.
By going back to work, my goal is to finish everything computer related before dinner time, then work on home projects after the kids are asleep.
Sure I’m going to miss all the fun mornings walking to the park, playing Candyland at lunch and all the other joys of being a stay at home dad.
Thankfully, I get to work from home and our kids will be here with our nanny, so I can be active in their lives each day.
It’s a joy to be a dad and send time with these kiddos:
So thankful for these friends that we do life with despite the distance. #friendsthatarefamily
A tornado was spotted near our house tonight and it’s the first time we’ve had to bring kids to the basement to seek safety.
Thankfully, we only got heavy rain in our neighborhood.
Sorry for the delay in posting this.. it’s been a whirlwind! Can’t believe he is 5.5 weeks old now. A little bit about his birth story… About 1.5 weeks before he was born, we had little bit of a scare with our “birth plan.” I learned on a Friday afternoon that he was transverse which […]