staying in a hotel with my son and expecting him to sleep through the night the first night. We really thought we had him this time. Exhausting day of running around Legoland, back to the hotel for sunset swimming, wandering the hotel grounds, playing in the arcade and the playground, plus a nightcap of […]
I hear MY favorite Christmas tunes. Some people may prefer Rocking Around the Christmas Tree while others can’t get in the holiday mood without hearing Dave screaming “AAAAAAlviiiiiiin!” in The Chipmunk Christmas song. While I enjoy some of those fun tunes my list preferences lean towards the classics (hint, you won’t hear Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer […]
We really thought we were being smart. How many parents have thought the same thing at one time or another? It made sense to use our son’s natural precociousness to help overcome one of his biggest challenges. Since he has known his numbers from a very early age (counting, recognizing the number, reading and spelling […]
The Spinny Hat came home with us after a trip to the Wild Animal Park in June 2010. He had seen it on other kids as we walked through the park and was amazed. Just look at the expression on his face when he tried it on, how could I NOT buy it for him?! […]
I originally posted this as a Note on Facebook in August 2011 as a way to comfort myself after our first failed attempt at potty training. I am posting it here because I know a few of my friends are in the midst of this fun parenting stage and I figured if it is going […]
Fairbanks Great Flood of 1967 – first hand account of the Chena River Flood in Fairbanks, Alaska in August 1967 and it’s aftermath.
It seems like I got the short end of the stick on this genetics thing. Considering I am 5’2 in shoes, you can bet that is the sarcasm gene shining through. Noooooo, I couldn’t get the Smith towering over 6′ genes, nope I get the shorty Vineys genes. And the sarcasm one. In all fairness that one pretty much runs through […]
This may come as a shock to you, but Moms do not develop eyes in the back of their head when they are pregnant, nor do they get them surgically implanted post partum. I have recently come to discover the little secret to how my Mom “knew” when we did or did not do certain […]