I’m listening to Glady outside, just near the office window, trying to build a fort. It is a relatively warm day for January, and she wanted me to take a walk with her, which we did on Tuesday, but the little girls are supposed to be napping and I can’t leave them. I know she’s …

After

We know that when the clouds look darkestAnd spread their shade aroundIf we could look beyond the portals,The sunshine would be found.And when the storm beats o’er us fiercely,Crushing our flowers to earthThat when the tempest’s reign is overThey will have fairer birth. So, when life’s cares almost o’erwhelm us,And we sink down dismayed,When hope’s …

Well, Johann is just not ready for solids – he perfected his gagging today and threw up while I was trying to feed him breakfast. So I’ll wait a week. I’m in no hurry. This is my last baby, I want to enjoy every moment of this. They grow up so very quickly. I can …

I fed Johann his first real meal today (it was oatmeal mixed with apple juice). He’s tried to eat things before, by snatching off our plates or having totally unsuitable things put in his mouth by his father or grandfather, but this was his first official solid food. He didn’t like it, of course. He …

All is quiet in the house – only Johann and I are up. I’ll start coffee and my morning routine soon, but for now I’ll hold onto him with one hand and wrote with the other. He has gotten so wiggly that keeping him from grabbibg the object of his desire is difficult. He would …

It’s a quiet Saturday morning here at Stonycroft. The kids are watching cartoons, Phil is in Amherst performing a magic show, and Dad has gone to the dump. I have stolen a moment in the office to launch a blog. Hard to believe that ten years ago I barely knew what the internet was, much …