The hills are alive

At different points in motherhood it’s necessary to admit that the idea of what your family would be like–the one you’ve had stored up in your head since you were ten years old–will not be happening. One particular fantasy of mine came crashing down on Sunday.  Our family was asked… Read More

All quiet on the Texan front

I always tear up a little when the kids walk out the front door on the first day of school.  I fix a nice breakfast to mark the specialness of the first day.   This year we ate yogurt and left-over Texas Sheet Cake. I forgot to buy bread, so… Read More


I just got back from taking my kids to the zoo.  This is all I have to say . . .  Texas is hot. The end. By Hildie | Filed under Family, Kids, Texas 9 Comments Share

No more teacher’s dirty looks

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week at my kids’ elementary school.  I think teachers are great and I am ever so thankful that they agreed to do a difficult job for very little pay.  I do appreciate them.  Very much so. However, Teacher Appreciation Week is too much.   Let me just… Read More

The pig nose

I spent the day yesterday at the rodeo for Arabella’s second grade field trip. (“Rodeo” is something of a misnomer; it’s simply a fair and sometimes a rodeo is going on too). We got to watch pig racing, which was as great as it sounds. Although the spoiled little boy… Read More

Happy anniversary, have a snake!

Oh my gosh, I just realized that today–yes today–is my one year anniversary of blogging!  Haven’t my faithful readers, all five of you, learned a lot of silly, unimportant things about me? Mostly that I love sweets and hate doing anything hard, especially the laundry.  Or any household chores for… Read More

How about baby foreign exchange?

Remember that post a few days ago that showed the mayhem that Ada and Jasper caused? I don’t know what it is with those two, but the urge to destroy runs deep. Since then we have had to endure: –Writing on several walls and a dresser (courtesy of Ada). I… Read More

Co-pay? What’s that?

I had to take Jasper to the doctor yesterday. He was rubbing his ear all morning and moaning “ooouuuuch”. It turns out his right ear is so infected that it’s almost hemorraging. I don’t exactly know what that means, but I envision an explsion of goo and pus flying out… Read More

Hap Val Day

Technically it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow.  But if you have kids you know the real Valentine’s Day revolves around class parties; thus Valentine’s Day is, for all practical purposes, today.  I’ll be making the rounds later on to watch my children get completely strung out on sugar and red dye #12.… Read More


I never really gave much of a recap of my trip to Orlando.  Mostly because I didn’t want to mention that I was on vacation lest any thieves be avid readers of my blog and decide to rob me while I was gone. We went to Disneyworld with most of… Read More