Family

Tidal Pools, Part 2

For me, there are few things as wonderful and amazing as a tidal pool.  When the fierce waters of the sea withdraw themselves from the beach, the leave these shimmering pools of water that are full of life and open to exploration.  With each cycle, they change shape and form […]

Sausage Arms

So, back in January, I started dieting with the goal of losing 35 pounds.  In the process, I got Benjamin and Matthew involved and they were good in helping keep me in line.  During this time, I have been self-deprecating about my weight that the boys picked up on.  Today (with […]

Apparently, I Rock

As the dolphin boat made it’s way back to the dock this evening, the crew handed us a bunch of bread to feed the seagulls off the back of the boat.  I decided to try to feed the birds by hand and held pieces of bread that the gulls came […]

Introducing Squeaky

As we got on the beach last night, I started to hear some high pitch noises.  I frantically looked all around to find the dolphin that might be making that noise…it was would be way close to the shore if I was able to hear it, so I thought it […]

Tidal Pools

Greetings from North Wildwood!  No matter what we do, we always seem to arrive in Wildwood late in the day, in spite of our best efforts.  And, in doing so, we have settled into a ritual that has become almost sacred for Andrea and I. For the past three years, […]

Bullies

For the summer, Ben is back at the daycare he has been at since he was an infant, a place he is basically very comfortable at, especially since he is reunited with Matthew.  As I could have predicted, Ben has started coming home complaining about the same boy that has […]

Time Travelers

The kids had an absolute blast this 4th of July.  At one point during a fireworks show Benjamin said, “The Fourth of July is awesome.” A couple of days later, Matthew was talking about how much he wished he could watch the fireworks again.  To which, Benjamin responded, “I do […]

My American Dream

Saturday morning, Andrea and I sat on our front lawn, sipping coffee and watching an endless stream of cars squeeze through the main road into the center of the annual neighborhood yard sale.  People from all walks of life and all nationalities were turning one person’s trash into another person’s […]

Giraffe Lips

Officially, I have broken my pledge to post at least one blog entry a week.  It took nearly half the year before I slipped, but I did none-the-less.  So, I’ll make up for it over the next couple of weeks. June was a weird month, to say the least.  From […]

Matthew’s Close Call

A couple of weeks ago, Andrea finished making dinner and sat down with the boys to eat.  Benjamin looked at his food and said, “Is this what we are having?” with displeasure in his voice.  We, like many, many parents around the world, had been having a particular hard time […]