Monday, June 1, 2015

Stuff My Kids Say

Lazy title.  Not sorry.

Talking about brads
Me: When I was little, I used to love crafting with these.
Ava: Oh my goodness!!  I love crapping with them too!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Quick Takes That Don't Explain 4 Months of Blog Silence

I'm trying our a new concept that goes something along the lines of "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good".  Here is a [not so very] good blog post that doesn't even attempt to explain another 4 months of internet silence.

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It only seems right to start with a long overdue pic of my gigantic 4 (FOUR?!) month old.

I promise he wears clothes sometimes.

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Still can't top his mom's girth at 4 months.

But minus some of the rolls, he kinda looks like me - no?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bringing Home Baby

 Just tiding you over til the birth story appears...

Ava: Emeric is cute, but I like Gabriel even better.

Clare: Gabriel can't hold up his head, because he doesn't have a neck.

Emeric: Pess button?

Stephen: Let's guess what the people are coming into the ER for.  I think that guy fell on a garden trowel.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Gabriel Pio Gewand
Born January 31, 2:25am
7lbs. & .5oz

That's right folks, we've got our first seven pounder on our hands.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Story of Clare

First things first: I'm still here, and I'm still pregnant.  36 weeks and 3 days to be exact, which is when I delivered Emeric.  In the interest of publishing all of my previous birth stories before I accumulate another one, I present to you: the never before told story of Clare's entrance into the world as we know it.

 (I'm not sure why Clare's birth story hasn't been told for the internet yet - probably because she's getting the classic middle child treatment - but in my defense I just found an old journal where I actually wrote down the whole tale a week after her delivery, something that I did NOT do with any of the other children at any point.  So there ya go, Clare.)

The usual birth story disclaimers apply - you know, like: "This is a birth story.  It will contain the story of an actual human birth.  Proceed with caution."