Family

Meeting a Yankee

Those of you who know me, know that I am a big Mets fan. In recent years, I have playfully “trained” Benjamin and Matthew to boo whenever they hear “Phillies” or “Yankees” (“Eagles”, as well). Well, recently, I had the opportunity to meet Sparky Lyle and get his autograph. Having […]

CSI: North Pole

A couple of months ago, our dog Digger lost a tooth and so the kids decided to put it in a bag and put it under their pillow for the Tooth Fairy. Later that night, after I had slipped the tooth away and was in the process of slipping a […]

Darkness and Light

The other night, I sat at church and watched the Christmas concert for my sons’ Catholic school.  I watched with an overflowing heart as my kindergartner and my big first grader sang, one with a giant smile on his face, the other studiously singing the words as he seemed to […]

Returning to Church

We hadn’t been to church for a while…In fact, it might have been well over a year since we last went (I know, I know).  We decided that advent was as good of a time as any to return, so we went this past Sunday.  With the Catholic school rubbing […]

New Bed Time Song

I usually try not to get the kids to riled up at bed time, but the other night, my improvised bed time song got Ben and Matt all sorts of laughing: Ole McDonald had a farm, Ee I ee I oh! And on that farm he had some cows, Ee […]

The Economy is Rough on Everyone

As I mentioned previously, Ben has an entrepreneurial spirit and made several attempts to squeeze money from both friends and family through his various themed stores.  His latest store was a rental shop, where, for the low price of $1.00, you could rent a LEGO piece, such as a Stormtrooper helmet […]

I Love that Guy!

Lately, Benjamin has been OBSESSED with Star Wars Fighter Pods, tiny little rubber figures of the different Star Wars characters.  Last night, while at Rite Aid, I noticed they were selling the small packets of the Fighter Pods.  I picked up a couple for the boys and gave them to […]

Chocolate Taster

A couple of weeks ago, Benjamin and I some how got into a conversation about jobs and how food companies have tasters to ensure quality (yes, this is the level of conversation I have these days with Ben when we aren’t talking about Star Wars).  So, he says to me, […]

Dear Little One, Part 2

Below is the second of three “letters” I wrote to Benjamin in the month after we found out Andrea was pregnant. December 9, 2004 Dear Little One, Well, after a whole lotta tests, we are fairly certain you are on your way, and we couldn’t be any happier or excited…or […]

Matthew Turns Five

Matthew entered our lives on a Friday, a day that began pretty normal.  I dropped Ben off at daycare and then Andrea and I grabbed a healthy breakfast of bagels and donuts.  Andrea was already scheduled for a C-section the following Tuesday even before we headed over to the doctors […]