Family Fight

Last week, I had a water balloon fight at my last softball practice. James saw us filling up the balloons before practice, and he was soooo mad that he didn’t get to participate. Luckily for James, I bought more balloons than we needed, so I promised him we’d fill them up over the weekend. Because…

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A Giant Leap Forward

As you likely know, Heather is a lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan and I am a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan. This complicates things when it comes to our kids because no one (and I stress NO ONE) can be a fan of both teams. To remedy this, Heather and I decided that on our…

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Fish Parent Of The Year

A few of you have asked if we still have our fish, Bubbles and Uptown Funk, and the answer is yes. Yes. We. Do. As you know, I wasn’t really thrilled by the arrival of the fish, mostly because I was sure they’d die right away and we’d start an endless cycle of “Can we…

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Miniature Golfers

When I was a kid, I loved going to miniature golf. All the best birthday parties were at Golf-N-Stuff, the local mini golf course. I realized the other day that my kids had never gone mini-golfing before, so Mike and I took them, plus Annie’s best friend, E, out to my old mini golf stomping…

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Ringside Seats

On Sunday night, we went out to┬ámy nephew’s favorite restaurant to celebrate his tenth birthday. We were seated at a nice long table in a room just off the entrance. I always call these the “large party with kids” rooms – close enough to the main dining room to feel like you’re part of the…

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